Engineering Leader - Kafka Platform

Kafka

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.

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.

Apache Kafka is the foundational technology at the core of Confluent Platform and Confluent Cloud. As a leader in the Kafka organization, you will lead strategic initiatives that will take Kafka to the next level - more scalable, more elastic, and more resilient. Our engineers are keen to develop top-notch distributed infrastructure - and we need leaders to drive the effort and align with Confluent’s business goals.

Chart your own path and take healthy risks with the backing and support of our #OneTeam culture. Be part of inclusive initiatives like Employee Resource Groups and development programs, and take advantage of benefits that support our diverse global teams. Grow as we grow—whether you’re just starting out or managing a large team, you’ll be amazed at the magnitude of your impact.

What you’ll do

Lead a team of engineers - provide feedback and support their career development.
Drive the definition, design and delivery of cutting edge features for Kafka on Confluent Cloud and Confluent Platform
Improve performance, reliability, scalability, and elasticity of Kafka, especially as a cloud-native product
Deliver high impact to the business by driving technical initiatives within your team and across the organization.
Create competitive advantages for Confluent by driving technical innovation.
Establish quality standards, design principles, and operational maturity for your team

What we are looking for

Experience leading teams of 5 engineers or more
Experience running production services
Ability to hire while ensuring a high hiring bar, keep engineers motivated, coach/mentor, and handle performance management
Strong fundamentals in distributed systems architecture and design
Great track record of shipping features and project execution. Ability to move fast, iterate on incremental improvements, create a sense of urgency, and excellent prioritization skills
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

What gives you an edge

Prior knowledge of cloud architecture and implementation features (multi-tenancy, elastic, networking, Kubernetes)
Prior knowledge of Apache Kafka
Experience working with open source communities
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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