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Software Engineer - Cloud Security

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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.


About the Role:
We are looking for an empathetic, motivated, and energetic software security engineer to help our team’s efforts in improving Confluent’s cloud security maturity. In this role, you will work as a member of a close team tasked with scaling the infrastructure security function in our cloud environments. The team works closely with peers in the wider Trust & Security organization, and partners closely with engineers across the company.

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 You Will Do:

  • Work alongside the security team in the design and implementation of engineering projects in the infrastructure security domain
  • Develop internal software tools and services to automate security tasks and monitor the state of technical controls
  • Become a stakeholder in vulnerability management for cloud environments, and build integrations to detect, surface findings, and generate reports
  • Assist in performing security reviews of internal infrastructure and products
  • Participate in a security on-call rotation where you’ll triage and remediate security incidents working alongside engineering teams

What we are looking for:

  • 6 months - 1.5 years of industry experience designing, building, operating and supporting systems in production
  • Strong knowledge of fundamentals in software engineering, distributed systems, and security
  • Coding proficiency in Python or Go
  • Familiarity with AWS, GCP or Azure cloud environments and technologies
  • Familiarity with infrastructure management via infrastructure as code tools (Terraform, CloudFormation, etc) is a plus
  • Ability to work alongside a remote team, using a data-driven mindset to propose and own engineering decisions


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.



At Confluent, we are committed to providing competitive pay and benefits that are in line with industry standards. We analyze and carefully consider several factors when determining compensation, including work history, education, professional experience, and location.   This position has an annual estimated salary of 117,500 - 132,200 USD, an annual bonus, and a competitive equity package. The actual pay may vary depending on your skills, qualifications, experience, and work location. In addition, Confluent offers a wide range of employee benefits. To learn more about our benefits click HERE.


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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