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Confluent provides the streaming platform that enables enterprises to maximize the value of data.

Confluent Cloud Engineer
Palo Alto, CA, US
Job Description / Skills Required

Confluent is an infrastructure company founded and led by the original authors and thought leaders behind Apache Kafka. We are building an open-source enterprise-class stream data platform for real-time stream processing centered around Kafka. Our mission is to put it at the heart of every company.

The next big goal for Confluent is to make it as easy as possible for anyone to use Confluent’s products, including Kafka, to build their next killer streaming application. To do that we are building the Confluent Cloud which provides our products as a service in all the major public clouds. We are at the beginning of this engineering journey and are looking for great engineers to come join the world class team of engineers that are passionate about building and running large scale, multi-tenant distributed data systems for customers that expect a very high level of availability.

What we're looking for:

Strong fundamentals in distributed systems design and development

Experience automation to operate large-scale data systems

Solid experience working with large public clouds

Proficiency in Java, Go, or C/ C++

Solid understanding of basic systems operations (disk, network, operating systems, etc)

A self starter with the ability to work effectively in teams

Excellent spoken / written communication

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or similar field or equivalent

What gives you an edge:

Experience in open-source development

Experience using Apache Kafka is a plus

Experience using orchestration systems like Kubernetes and Mesos is a plus

Ability to work with remote teams

Interest in evangelism (giving talks at tech conferences, writing blog posts, etc)

Apache Kafka that powers hundreds of billions of events a day at top companies like Netflix, LinkedIn, and Uber. If you love building distributed systems and are passionate about open source, then you will fit right in. We’re a small team, so your work will have a huge impact. Looking forward to hearing from you!