Software Engineer, Performance & Scale

Quality Engineering

Mountain View, California

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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 favorite 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 organizations 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 organization. With Confluent, organizations 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 energized to roll up their sleeves and help realize 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 Role:

As a Quality Engineer at Confluent, you will be working across all Confluent product offerings helping to place our event streaming platform at the heart of every modern enterprise. You will enable us to deliver reliable, scalable, and high-performance solutions to our customers, both on-premise and in the cloud. You will help develop innovative test strategies, build automation frameworks and tests, and act on behalf of our wide-ranging customer base with a specific focus on the performance and scalability of the Confluent Cloud offering.

What You Will Do:

  • Design and implement new features for our in-house scalability testing framework
  • Partner across the engineering organization to guarantee our cloud offering scales to customer expectations
  • Run scalability experiments for new and existing customer use cases to provide our customers with best practices to successfully scale their workloads
  • Author new automated tests to push the boundaries on new Confluent Cloud features
  • Build dashboards, visualizations, and present findings in engineering discussions to highlight opportunities to improve our scalability, performance, and overall product quality
  • Mentor junior engineers, and support internal scale framework users

What You Will Bring:

  • Experience building and supporting automation frameworks
  • Experience building and analyzing performance and scalability tests
  • Experience working with public cloud infrastructure (AWS, GCP, Azure)
  • Solid understanding of basic systems operations (cpu, disk, memory, network, operating systems, etc.)
  • Strong object-oriented programming fundamentals
  • Proficiency in one or more: Python, Java, C#, C++, or similar
  • Version control system experience git or similar
  • Proficiency in Linux based operating systems
  • Experience developing end-to-end test plans
  • Experience working effectively across teams, including product development, product management, customer operations, and field teams
  • BS, MS, or Ph.D. in computer science or a related field, or equivalent work experience

What Gives You An Edge:

  • Knowledge of Apache Kafka 
  • Kubernetes experience, and Docker knowledge
  • Previous experience testing open-source products
  • Knowledge and experience with distributed systems 
  • Experience with CI/CD systems such as Jenkins
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. Employment decisions are made on the basis of job-related criteria without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Confluent requires all employees (in office and remote) in the U.S. to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Consistent with federal, state, and local requirements, Confluent will consider requests for reasonable accommodation based on medical conditions/contraindications or sincerely-held religious beliefs where it is able to do so without undue hardship to the company.

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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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