Staff Software Engineer - Kafka Connect


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 & Product

We are looking for a Staff Software Engineer who can bridge data connectivity between various data systems and Kafka, and deliver highly available and scalable Confluent Connectors that run on top of Apache Kafka Connect framework.

Kafka Connect allows you to build connectors to integrate Apache Kafka® with other apps and data systems. Confluent decided to take it one step further by offering an extensive portfolio of pre-built connectors, enabling you to modernize your entire data architecture even faster. Our connectors also provide you peace-of-mind with enterprise-grade security, reliability, compatibility, and support.

The next big goal for Confluent is to make it as easy as possible for anyone to use Confluent’s products including Kafka to build their next killer streaming application. To do that, we are building the Confluent Cloud, which provides our products as a service in all the major public clouds. We are at the beginning of this engineering journey and are looking for great engineers to come join the world-class team of engineers that are passionate about building and running large scale, multi-tenant distributed data systems for customers that expect a very high level of availability.

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 the cloud and on-prem environments
Conceive innovative new solutions for our customers, at the intersection of multiple fields: stream processing, Big Data and analytics
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 organisation
Create and manage processes that enable team members to do their best work

What we’re looking for

- Minimum of 12+ years of software development experience.
- Ability to ensure a high hiring bar, keep engineers motivated, coach/mentor and handle performance management issues
- Experience running large stateful data systems and production services in the cloud
- Strong fundamentals in distributed systems design and development. Solid fundamentals in concurrent and multi-threading programming.
- A great track record of shipping features and hitting deadlines consistently.
- Ability to move fast, build in increments, and iterate. A sense of urgency, a mindset towards achieving results, and excellent prioritisation skills.
- Ability 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
- Focus on building and maintaining a culture of collaboration within the team
- Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent experience. An advanced degree in computer science is preferred.
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.

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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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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