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.
At Confluent, we’re creating a category that transforms how every company manages and streams data. Have you ever found a new favourite series on Netflix, picked up groceries curbside at Walmart, or paid for something using Square? That’s Confluent in action—giving our customers instant access to massive amounts of real-time data, enabling them to thrive in an ever-changing digital world. As one of the fastest-growing enterprise companies in history, and with Fortune 100 customers across major industries, we have a tremendous opportunity in front of us.
We are building the foundational platform for streaming data infrastructure, for real-time data and stream processing centred around Kafka. We think this is a powerful way to manage data and we want to put it at the heart of every company, where organizations can create a central nervous system to innovate and win in a digital-first world.
About The Role:
We are looking for a Staff Engineer to join our Kafka Storage team. The Kafka Storage team's mission is to make the Storage layer of Kafka elastic, durable, cost-effective and performant. This is critical for Confluent as we are building the data platform with Kafka as the long-term storage engine for our customers' data. You will work on building the next generation Kafka by continuing to push the boundaries of distributed system design, and testing and focus on tenets that include availability, durability, performance, security, observability, and cost. We build software that runs both on-premises and in the Cloud.
Who You Are:
Smart, humble, and empathetic
Have a strong sense of teamwork and put the team’s and company’s interests first
Driven and excited about the challenges of a fast-paced, innovative software startup environment
What We're Looking For:
Strong fundamentals in distributed systems design and development
8+ years of software development experience in a commercial environment.
Experience building and operating large-scale systems
Solid understanding of basic systems operations (disk, network, operating systems, etc)
Experience running production services in the cloud.
A self-starter with the ability to work effectively in teams
Proficiency in any of these Java, C/ C++, Go, .NET
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or similar field or equivalent and 4+ years of equivalent work experience
What Gives You An Edge:
Experience in open-source development, and experience using Apache Kafka is a big plus
Interest in evangelism (giving talks at tech conferences, writing blog posts evangelizing Kafka)
Experience working on databases or data storage.
Solid experience working with large public clouds
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