Senior Developer

Customer Solutions & Innovation

Belfast, Northern Ireland

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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

The Customer Solutions & Innovation Division provides cross-functional best-in-class event streaming expertise and innovation to improve productivity across Confluent and improve our go to market customer experience.
The Customer Labs team drives customer success by rapidly incubating and producing weighted solutions expertise addressing customer and partner needs. They create solutions, tools, and working code examples/demos; develop standards, processes, and governance, and rapidly prototype assets and ideas. 

Specifically, we're hiring for a talented, highly motivated Senior Machine Learning Engineer who has experience across the AI/ML deployment pipeline, from experimentation, prototyping, testing, validation, verification, scaling, and operational deployment. This is a new area for the company and an amazing opportunity for someone who gravitates towards building the core foundation, frameworks, and components that get customers to outcomes faster. The ideal candidate possesses demonstrated experience in building engineering platforms at scale at would-be Confluent customers and establishing business-impacting KPIs for large, technical initiatives.

Who You Are

  • Solve complex problems that will disrupt the stream processing space with a customer outcomes focus
  • Happy mentoring more junior team members of engineers, helping them to continue growing their skills through hands-on experience
  • Smart, humble, and empathetic, you will have a strong sense of teamwork, and put team’s and company’s interests first
  • Be excited about removing obstacles of a fast-paced, innovative software startup environment and be a Hands-on engineer who enjoys working on loosely coupled distributed systems
  • Committed and highly motivated to deliver high quality solutions with accuracy, you will have experience of working in an agile environment and adapt to changing business requirements - you will believe in test-driven development and be excited about learning and adapting to emerging new technologies
  • As well as enjoying and taking pride in working on projects to successful completion involving a different technologies and systems you will have a high bar when working with production systems

What We're Looking For

  • Build and deploy full-stack AI/ML solutions using modern technologies (e.g. TensorFlow, Pytorch, TimyML, Pandas, Spark, Hadoop, Docker, Apache Storm, ggplot, etc)
  • Engage and collaborate with internal and external partner teams to advance AI/ML application development
  • Deep understanding and diverse analytical experience with data mining, statistical modeling, predictive analytics, optimization, risk analysis, and data visualization
  • Experience of Object Oriented Programming e.g. Java, Python
  • Ability to travel 1 to 2 times a quarter for about 2 days

What Gives You An Edge

  • Strong fundamentals in distributed systems design and development
  • Experience in public cloud (Object store, Containerization)
  • Experience operating Linux (configure, tune, and troubleshoot)

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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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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