Confluent | 2023 Streaming Platform Software Engineering Intern


Remote, AMER

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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.

Who We Are

The volume of real time data in the world is growing exponentially, and the demand for high quality and insightful data streams are overwhelmingly high across industries and business domains. The need for an advanced and reliable real time data pipeline management platform, as well as talent expertise in such a domain, is also growing rapidly among all tech companies. Working in this team gives the opportunity to grow these high demanding skill sets within the most advanced and recognized real time data processing company in the world. 

The Streaming Platform organization is primarily responsible for the development of the world's most advanced real-time streaming database. This involves everything ranging from query planning and execution to deployment and operations in a cloud-native environment.  From our cloud control plane to the core runtime and the UI, we work across the stack to ship value to our customers. 

This is a remote internship and requires a working, reliable internet connection as well as a quiet, dedicated work space.

You could work on the following teams in Streaming Platform:

  • Connect
  • ksqlDB

As a Streaming Platform Software Engineering Intern, you will partner alongside our team to:

  • Build an advanced data pipeline management platform to help Confluent users efficiently build & evolve their streaming data flow to suit business needs
  • Collaborate and participate in standard software development practices to help the team function efficiently 
  • Assist in projects to develop features to help users managing a complex streaming data processing workflow, using components from Confluent’s own offering or open source solution 

Who You Are

  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD in Computer Science, or a related technical field
  • You are eligible to complete a full-time internship for Spring, Summer, Fall 2023
  • Experiences in general programming (data structures, algorithms, code complexity & efficiency)General understanding of cloud services architecture and API practices
  • Someone who has excellent communication skills both written and verbalSmart, humble, and empathetic
  • Maintains a positive can-do attitude Have a strong sense of teamwork and put team’s and company’s interests firstYou work to a high standard and have a healthy appetite to learn from the team and autonomously 
  • Driven and excited about challenges of a fast-paced, team oriented & innovative software startup environment
  • You display an excitement and passion for your work
At Confluent, we are committed to providing competitive pay and benefits that are in line with industry standards. This position has an annual fixed salary dependent on your degree - Bachelors  $50/hr, Masters $55, PhD $60/hr - and includes a housing stipend.

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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