Staff Software Engineer - Cloud Manageability

Engineering Leadership

Bangalore, India

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Confluent is pioneering a fundamentally new category of data infrastructure focused on data in motion. Have you ever found a new favourite series on Netflix, picked up groceries curbside at Walmart, or paid for something using Square? That’s the power of data in motion in action—giving organisations instant access to the massive amounts of data that is constantly flowing throughout their business. At Confluent, we’re building the foundational platform for this new paradigm of data infrastructure. Our cloud-native offering is designed to be the intelligent connective tissue enabling real-time data, from multiple sources, to constantly stream across the organisation. With Confluent, organisations can create a central nervous system to innovate and win in a digital-first world.

We’re looking for self-motivated team members who crave a challenge and feel energised to roll up their sleeves and help realise Confluent’s enormous potential. Chart your own path and take healthy risks as we solve big problems together. We value having diverse teams and want you to grow as we grow—whether you’re just starting out in your career or managing a large team, you’ll be amazed at the magnitude of your impact.

About the Team:
Analytics Platform derives intelligent alerts out of the Logs and Metrics. It is composed of multiple areas and domains - Decision Engine Platform, Logging Platform, Notification Service, interactive UI etc. This is a unique domain which consists of application layer, platform layer (APIs) and core alert infrastructure (Apache Thirdeye and Druid alerts). This domain helps establish Observability as a key pillar for Confluent’s long term success and a reason for customers to buy Confluent over competition.

Cloud Observability - Analytics Platform: 
- Automated and rapid onboarding of customers to leverage alerts driven by Metrics API. 
- Unifying and representing customers across CP and cloud to make sure we can sign up customers in the hybrid world. 
- Building developer friendly DSL to self-help creating new rules (to rules engine) with minimal code changes. 
- Building a scalable, pluggable IFTTT engine for Confluent working out of inputs like Metrics database, Events Platforms and resulting in actions via Notifications. 
- Building a Notifications experience to help communicate critical issues, maintenance operations and other important updates. This should -include an ability to have a sortable and actionable inbox of notifications, ability to have per-use custom notifications and building advanced features like weekly digests.
- Scale existing infrastructure around ThirdEye and Decision Engine to support thousands of enterprises and custom alerts.

What You’ll Do:-
- Solve challenging problems that will disrupt stream processing space.
- Build a product that will leverage the scale of resources available in cloud and on-prem environments.
- Conceive innovative new solutions for our customers, at the intersection of multiple fields: stream processing, Big Data and analytics.
- Mentor a team of high-performing engineers and leads, helping them to continue in growing their skill set through hands-on experience and mentorship.
- Provide timely and productive feedback, encourage a growth mindset, and advise team members in setting and working toward personal development goals.
- Nurture a culture of excellence on the team through a focus on hiring, communication, execution, and work quality.
- Collaborate with others in engineering and product leadership to create the long-term technical and product roadmap and quarterly deliverables for your team.
- Effectively communicate the roadmap and strategy within the team and across the organization.
- Create and manage processes that enable the team to do its best work

Who You Are:

  • Smart, humble, and empathetic
  • Have a strong sense of teamwork and are excited about team and company success
  • Driven and excited about challenges of a fast-paced, innovative software startup environment

What We're Looking For:-

  • Minimum of 12+ years of software development experience.
  • Ability to anticipate future technical needs for the product and craft plans to realize them.
  • Familiarity with Kafka or similar high-scale distributed data systems.
  • Experience in enterprise-scale software development.
  • Experience running production services in the cloud.
  • Ability to ensure a high hiring bar, keep engineers motivated, coach/mentor and handle performance management issues
  • Experience running large stateful data systems and production services in the cloud
  • Strong fundamentals in distributed systems design and development. Solid fundamentals in concurrent and multi-threading programming.
  • A great track record of shipping features and hitting deadlines consistently.
  • Ability to move fast, build in increments, and iterate. A sense of urgency, a mindset towards achieving results, and excellent prioritisation skills.
  • Ability to anticipate future technical needs for the product and craft plans to realize them
  • Ability to influence the team, peers and upper management using effective communication and collaborative techniques
  • Focus on building and maintaining a culture of collaboration within the team
  • Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent experience. An advanced degree in computer science is preferred.

What Gives You An Edge:

  • Experience in open-source development
  • Experience using Apache Kafka

Culture is a huge part of Confluent, we’re searching for the best people who not only excel at their role, but also contribute to the health, happiness and growth of the company. Inclusivity and openness are important traits, with regular company wide and team events. Here are some of the personal qualities we’re looking for: 

Smart, humble and empathetic
Hard working, you get things done
Hungry to learn in a field which is ever evolving
Adaptable to the myriad of challenges each day can present
Inquisitive and not afraid to ask all the questions, no matter how basic
Ready to roll up your sleeves and help others, getting involved in projects where you feel you can add value
Strive for excellence in your work, your team and the company 

Come and build with us. We are one of the fastest growing software companies in the market. A company built on the tenets of transparency, direct communication and inclusivity. Come meet the streams dream team and have a direct impact on how we shape Confluent.

Come As You Are

At Confluent, equality is a core tenet of our culture. We are committed to building an inclusive global team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, beliefs, and experiences. The more diverse we are, the richer our community and the broader our impact.

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Best Teammates on Planet Earth
Adjustable Working Arrangements
Robust Benefits
Rest and Recharge Days
Weekly Lunch Spend
Flexible Paid Time Off (PTO)

Confluent is Remote-First

At Confluent, we care about how you work - not where. We encourage you to apply for positions outside of the listed location or your immediate region.

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