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Staff Software Engineer

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Remote, United States

Job ID: R00356

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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:

The Infrastructure Security team is responsible for deploying and operating security services that are used by hundreds of services over the tens of thousands of hosts that comprise Confluent Cloud. We are responsible for secret issuance, workload identity, server-to-server authentication, workload monitoring, image signing and verification along with various other security-critical components.


What You Will Do:

  • You will write and test production-quality, highly-scalable code using GoLang
  • You will deploy infrastructure in AWS, GCP and Azure making heavy use of Terraform and Kubernetes
  • You will become familiar with various open source projects that we build on top of (e.g. HashiCorp Vault, SPIFFE/SPIRE, Falco)


What You Will Bring:

  • You will have a BS, MS, or PhD in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent work experience
  • You will have 4+ years of experience designing, building, operating and supporting large-scale systems in production with a solid grasp on good software engineering practices such as code reviews, deep focus on quality, and documentation
  • Proficiency in GoLang, or proficiency in an equivalent language and a willingness to learn GoLang


What Gives You an Edge:

  • Previous experience in a security-related role
  • Working knowledge of Kubernetes and/or Terraform
  • Experience deploying systems on AWS, GCP or Azure



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 181,300 - 194,900 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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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 job location or your immediate region.

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