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Site Reliability Engineer - FedRAMP


Remote, United States

Job ID: R01112

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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:       

Do you have a passion for data that can turn events into outcomes, enabling intelligent, real-time apps, and empowering teams and systems to be able to act on data instantly? Have you ever dreamt about the opportunity to work with key agencies of the public sector? Confluent’s team of Federal Site Reliability Engineers, will allow you to do just that by putting you in the driver seat to deliver highly performant, reliable systems that enable prominent public sector agencies to make real time decisions with their data to solve real time problems through Confluent Cloud. Confluent Cloud delivers a complete end-to-end streaming experience as a Software as a Service (SaaS) model.        



What You Will Do:       

  • Partner with our Cloud Architecture and Engineering teams to build upon the operational resiliency of the Confluent Cloud systems leveraged by federal agencies
  • Collaborate broadly across teams to verify and deploy production changes to Confluent Cloud systems and infrastructure
  • Be an active partner with peer engineering teams, engaging during incidents using an “escort model” to ensure compliance with FedRAMP data handling requirements
  • Maintain critical monitoring used for triage and escalations in the federal space and improve upon automated recovery
  • Adhere to established incident and changement processes and help drive continuous improvements 


What You Will Bring:       

  • To comply with U.S. federal government regulations, U.S. Citizenship is required for this position
  • Expertise in Cloud Native technologies with experience operating production services in the cloud
  • Strong fundamentals of Distributed Systems and their design
  • Deep knowledge of Kubernetes and containerization
  • Experience with telemetry tooling to monitor production systems
  • Confidence with problem-solving and troubleshooting critical services
  • Proficiency with scripting and automation (e.g Go, Java, Python, Bash)
  • Working knowledge of infrastructure as code (e.g Terraform, Cloudformation, AWS CDK, Pulumi)
  • Exceptional teamwork, collaboration skills, and the ability to act critically with minimal supervision at times in a remote first environment
  • Experience with a rotating on-call schedule to provide 24/7 support
  • BS Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent experience 




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 131,600 - 154,620 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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