Engineering Leader, Core Kafka

Engineering Leadership

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

We are looking for a leader to drive our charter of building next-generation enterprise-grade Kafka to deliver a highly scalable, available and secure on-prem and Cloud offering. In this role you will guide the vision, recruit, and enable a high performing engineering team that solves complex distributed challenges at scale.

We intend to be the world's best, fastest, and most complete stream processing service built by an excellent team, all while having fun - come join us on the journey!

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
  • Manage 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 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

What we’re looking for

  • Minimum of 10+ years of software development with 5+ years of management 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 cloud
  • Ability to influence the team, peers, and upper management using effective communication and collaborative techniques
  • Ability to hire while ensuring a high hiring bar, keep engineers motivated, coach/mentor, and handle performance management
  • A great track record of timely shipping features and have a sense of urgency, an aggressive mindset towards achieving results, and excellent prioritization skills
  • BS Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent experience. An advanced degree in computer science is preferred
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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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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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