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Senior Engineering Manager - Cloud Architecture & Reliability


Remote, United States

Job ID: R00917

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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 cloud infrastructure leader to drive our critical Cloud Architecture and Reliability engineering team against a large and ambitious roadmap. As Confluent grows and requires increasingly complex architecture, the Cloud Architecture and Reliability team is at the center of the conversation, bringing together scalability, efficiency, and resiliency concerns across all of our cloud pillars to ensure the best customer experience on our streaming data platform. The deeply-experienced team is responsible for not only setting critical directions, but also centralizing core components of our resiliency story for others to build from. You will be responsible for further defining the vision, growing and coaching the 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 Architecture and Reliability team
  • Work closely with product management, engineering leadership, 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
  • Experience designing resilient systems at scale, in the three major CSPs (AWS, Azure, GCP), with a proven track record of “seeing around corners” to reduce complexity and create critical enduring technical foundations
  • 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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