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Senior Software Engineer II

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Remote, United States

Job ID: R00172

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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 experienced backend software engineer to work on a high throughput, low latency platform that provides authentication for any service to service communication in Confluent infrastructure (both cloud and on-premise). It provides a new way to help reduce the potential “blast radius” of a breach or compromise and management overhead, while helping to enforce the principle of least privilege across the environment.You have a passion in building delightful solutions for our customers and will join an engineering team that strongly believes in designing for scale, rigorous code reviews, automated testing, and operating services, with stringent performance, reliability and scalability requirements.


What You Will Bring:

  • 5+ years of relevant work experience
  • Strong software design and implementation skills in building authentication protocols (OIDC, OAuth, mTLS, SAML, etc.)
  • Deep expertise in building large scale distributed systems
  • Experience with Java, Go or Python
  • Familiarity with using Cloud infrastructure providers such as AWS, GCP, and/or Azure
  • Self starter with ability to work effectively in a team with excellent communication skills
  • Experience running production services in cloud


What Gives You an Edge:

  • Experience working with Kubernetes and Cloud deployment frameworks
  • Experience with best practices around Authorizations and Access Management
  • Experience leveraging third party SaaS services
  • Experience building APIs, both RESTful and gRPC/Thrift based
  • Interest in developing and refining algorithms, working on algorithmic problems
  • Knowledge of Apache Kafka



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 155,100 - 178,400 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.


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