Engineering Manager - II

Backend Engineering

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:

  • Confluent is experiencing explosive growth and this is an exciting opportunity to lead a new team being established in India. This team will partner with our US-based team to bring a Cloud-Native, complete experience for Data in Motion to our customers' self-hosted private cloud use cases everywhere they need them.
  • This new team will own key components of Confluent Control Center (C3) and Confluent for Kubernetes (CFK). Backend engineers on this team will get to work on a set of diverse and complex challenges spanning our Java-based C3 backend components, storage layer, license management, configuration, and testing framework. As the team scales, engineers will make meaningful contributions to our CFK roadmap; and help in building CFK, our declarative cloud-native control plane for deploying and managing Confluent on Kubernetes infrastructure.

Who You Are:

  • Smart, humble, and empathetic
  • Have a strong sense of teamwork and priorities team and company interests
  • Driven and excited about the challenges of a fast-paced, hyper-growth environment
  • Manager with the technical skills to dive deep when necessary in making design decisions or handling operational issues or customer escalations
  • Self-driven and motivated to deliver high-quality solutions
  • Able to work in an agile environment and adapt to changing business requirements
  • Excited about learning, adapting to emerging new technologies and driving key initiatives
  • Have a high operational bar for deploying and maintaining production systems

What We’re Looking For:

  • Minimum of 10+ years of software development with 3+ years of engineering management experience leading productive, high-functioning teams
  • Ability to hire while ensuring a high hiring bar, keep engineers motivated, coach/mentor, and handle performance management
  • A great track record of shipping features and hitting deadlines consistently; should be able to move fast, build in increments and iterate; have a sense of urgency, aggressive mindset towards achieving results and excellent prioritization skills; able 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; focused on building and maintaining a culture of collaboration within the team
  • Strong fundamentals in distributed systems design and operations
  • Familiarity with Kafka or similar high-scale distributed event streaming platforms
  • Solid experience working with large private or public clouds
  • A self-starter with the ability to work effectively in teams
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • BS, MS, or PhD in computer science or a related field, or equivalent work experience

What Gives You an Edge

  • Experience with Java, Python, and automation tooling
  • Experience with Go and Kubernetes
  • Familiarity with using Cloud infrastructure providers such as AWS, GCP, or Azure
  • Solid understanding of systems operations (disk, network, operating systems, etc.)
  • Familiarity with Kafka

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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Benefits

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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