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Senior Software Engineer


Remote, United Kingdom

Job ID: R00977

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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 favourite 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 organisations 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 organisation. With Confluent, organisations 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 energised to roll up their sleeves and help realise 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: 

This new team is responsible for building our next-generation cloud-native Compute & Runtime Platform. You will design, architect, and build out our secure, multi-tenant, polyglot, Cloud-native Compute substrate to enable new business opportunities across Confluent Cloud (including Connect, kSQL/Flink, Kafka and more). 

You are not confined to the status quo and you leverage your expertise in Cloud-native, large-scale distributed systems to help take our platform to the next level. You worry about key operational aspects (availability, reliability, performance, monitoring, emergency response, capacity planning, disaster recovery) of our new Compute & Runtime Platform, and you make sure that we have a highly-available, resilient, and secure offering that our largest customers can rely on for their mission-critical workloads. If you love the hum of big data systems, thinking about how to make them run as smoothly as possible, and want to have a big influence on the architecture plus operational design points of this new product, then you will fit right in. 

We intend to be the world's best, fastest, and most complete stream processing service built by an excellent team, all while having fun solving challenging problems - come join us on the journey! 

What You Will Do: 

  • Develop a high-availability architecture for the Cloud Management team, ensuring it is resilient, scalable, and can manage the lifecycle of the necessary resources efficiently
  • You will play a crucial role in designing, developing and operationalizing high performance, scalable, reliable and resilient systems
  • Independently drive execution of software projects to deliver new features or operational excellence in production with a focus on quality
  • Troubleshoot issues and improve operations for complex technical stack that spans all the 3 clouds

What You Will Bring: 

  • Strong software design and implementation skills in building infrastructure frameworks
  • Expertise in building distributed systems
  • Experience with one or more of these programming languages - Go, C++, Java, or Python
  • Experience building and operating extensible, scalable, and resilient systems
  • Familiarity with using Cloud Infrastructure Providers such as AWS, GCP, Azure and OCI
  • Solid understanding of basic systems operations (disk, network, operating systems, etc.)
  • Experienced with modern Agile methodologies, such as Scrum/Kanban
  • Familiarity with CI/CD practices, Unit Testing, TDD and exposure to all parts of the SDLC
  • Familiarity with Kubernetes or other similar Container orchestration platforms

What Gives You an Edge: 

  • Knowledge of Apache Kafka
  • Hands-on experience with Kubernetes operators, Helm, or StatefulSets
  • Experience in app deployment and config management frameworks such as Ansible, Terraform, Chef, Puppet


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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