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Senior Software Engineer

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Remote, British Columbia, Canada

Job ID: R00598

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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 team’s charter includes building and expanding our extensive cloud infrastructure, delivering clearly defined ways to interact with cloud resources and ensuring a uniform experience for managing these resources. Additionally, we prioritize delivering a dependable, discoverable, resilient and secure solution that our customers can depend on.

As a senior software engineer within the Cloud Control Plane, you will collaborate closely with the team and essential stakeholders to design, architect and develop our secure multi-tenant Cloud Platform. This platform will further enable new business opportunities across Confluent (including Connect, kSQLdb, Kafka and more).


What You Will Do:

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


What You Will Bring:

  • 4+ years industry experience designing, building, scaling and supporting backend systems in production with a solid grasp on good software engineering practices such as code reviews, deep focus on quality, and documentation
  • Strong programming and algorithmic skills. Proficiency in a major programming language, e.g. Java, Go, C / C++, Python, etc.
  • Strong focus on project delivery and communication skills
  • Experience in driving operational excellence for large, production services
  • A strong sense of customer centricity, teamwork, technical leadership and mentorship and are excited about team and company success
  • BS, MS, or PhD in computer science or a related field, or equivalent work experience


What Gives You an Edge:

  • Proven track record of leading the delivery of large-scale, highly available, low latency, high quality systems..
  • Deep hands-on technical expertise in large scale systems engineering or distributed systems
  • On-call experience handling critical systems.


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.


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