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Sr. Manager, Engineering, Cloud Product Infrastructure


Remote, United States

Job ID: R00777

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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 seeking a visionary leader to drive the next generation of Cloud Resource Management to scale our Confluent Cloud Platform by 10x. The leader will be part of the Cloud platform, which enables Confluent to build in the cloud in a safe, reliable, and scalable manner. The Cloud platform is a Tier-0 infrastructure and is essential for the overall experience for our Confluent customers. As the leader, you will be responsible for enabling infrastructure that powers all of our products around the world and on a global scale. You will be responsible for defining the vision, leading and growing a highly performing engineering team, and planning and driving cross-team efforts to solve complex distributed system challenges at scale.   


What You Will Do:   

  • Own the overall vision and execution for the Cloud Resource Management team including, but not limited to defining the developer experience and building the next-generation platform.
  • Work closely with product management and other key stakeholders across various teams in Confluent and Confluent Cloud to build and drive the overall roadmap
  • Deliver high impact to the business by driving important technical initiatives in areas comprising (but not limited to) security, reliability, multi-tenancy, architectural direction, and major component refactor across organizational boundaries
  • Work with engineering teams and product on critical aspects of product definition, architectural design, and delivery.
  • Influence the overall domain health and operational hygiene for the Cloud Platform.

What You Will Bring:   

  • 10+ years of experience in software development and 5+ years in management
  • Expertise in building and operating large scale distributed systems in public clouds (AWS, Azure, GCP)
  • Ability to influence the team, peers, and upper management using effective communication and collaborative techniques
  • Ability to hire while ensuring a high hiring bar, keep engineers motivated, coach/mentor, and handle performance management
  • A great track record of timely shipping features and have a sense of urgency, an aggressive mindset towards achieving results, and excellent prioritization skills
  • Bachelor’s or Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent 


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 $215,190 - $231,210 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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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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