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Senior Software Engineer

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Remote, United States

Job ID: R00597

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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 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. We are at the beginning of this journey and are looking for great engineers to come join our world-class team that is passionate about building and running large-scale, multi-tenant distributed systems for customers that expect a very high level of availability.

Backend engineers in the Traffic Control Plane team at Confluent work on a set of diverse and complex challenges that power all provisioning and lifecycle management of the Network resources in Confluent Cloud


What You Will Do:

  • Independently drive execution of technical projects end to end.
  • Build mission-critical backend services that deliver value to our customers. You will play a crucial role in designing, developing, and operationalizing high-performance, scalable, reliable, and resilient services
  • Troubleshoot and debug technical issues in a technical stack that includes microservices, containers, and virtualization
  • Ensure operational readiness of the services to meet SLA commitments to our customers


What You Will Bring:

  • 3+ years industry experience designing, building, scaling, and supporting backend systems in production
  • Solid grasp on good software engineering practices such as code reviews, quality, and documentation
  • Strong programming and algorithmic skills. Proficiency in a major programming language like Java, Go, C / C++, Python, etc.
  • Strong focus on project delivery and communication skills
  • Experience in driving operational excellence for production services
  • A strong sense of customer-centricity, teamwork, and mentorship.
  • BS, MS, or PhD in computer science or a related field, or equivalent work experience


What Gives You an Edge:

  • Prior experience working on Networking Control Plane
  • Prior experience working with any major cloud provider



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 $131,700 - $151,400, 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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