Director, Engineering - Experiences and Interfaces


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.

The Experiences & Interfaces team has a mission to deliver a great, accessible experience to the users of our APIs, CLI, UI, and declarative interfaces (e.g., Terraform, k8s) spanning cloud and on-prem. To help us reach our goals, the Experiences & Interfaces team is looking for an experienced, energized, and passionate leader to support and grow our user interface teams. These teams are accountable for the UI on Confluent Cloud and Confluent Platform across multiple features and products, that support multiple personas and critical user scenarios.  

What You'll Do:

  • Grow and support a winning team: lead and serve a talented and motivated team of software engineers; develop and refine the team’s vision; source and hire candidates; provide necessary technical guidance; collaborate with product, design, and other partners; effectively execute.

What You Will Bring & What Gives You an Edge:

  • 10+ years of engineering management experience leading productive, high-functioning teams
  • Ability to hire while ensuring a high bar, keep engineers motivated, coach/mentor, and handle performance management
  • Experience with running production systems in the cloud
  • Strong fundamentals in building, delivering, and supporting user interfaces that delight users
  • A great track record of shipping features and hitting deadlines consistently. Should be able to move fast, build in increments, and iterate. Have a sense of urgency, a mindset towards achieving results, and excellent prioritization skills
  • Able 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
  • Bachelor’s or Master's degree in Computer Science

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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