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:
We are looking for an experienced engineer to join our cloud security team, and lead efforts in upleveling Confluent’s cloud security maturity. In this role you will have a unique opportunity to leverage your software engineering and cloud security experience to build some of the foundational services and controls that keep our infrastructure secure. Experience in developing tools and automation will be key to success as we scale our environments to meet customer demand. You will work closely with peers in the wider Trust & Security organization, and partner closely with engineers across the company.
We intend to be the world's best, fastest, and most complete stream processing service built by an excellent team, all while having fun - come join us on the journey!
Develop internal services and tools to find and surface vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, and violations of best practices to developers across Engineering.
Design and implement automated solutions to monitor the security posture of our cloud environments.
Utilize IaC (infrastructure as code) to enable secure-by-default configurations that establish and improve security baselines.
Perform security reviews of internal infrastructure and products for partner teams in Confluent Engineering.
Participate in a security on-call rotation where you’ll triage and remediate security incidents, working alongside engineering teams.
Contribute to strategy and prioritization for engineering efforts around cloud security.
Who you are:
Smart, humble, and empathetic.
Have a strong sense of teamwork and put team’s and company’s interests first.
Driven and excited about the security challenges of a fast-paced, innovative software startup environment.
What we're looking for:
7+ years of relevant industry experience in a security engineering or infrastructure security team.
Strong coding proficiency in Python or Go.
Demonstrated experience in developing internal services and tooling for vulnerability management and cloud security posture management.
Experience deploying solutions for monitoring of best practices in cloud resources, CI/CD pipelines, and Kubernetes platforms.
Experience with infrastructure as code tools (Terraform, CloudFormation, etc).
Familiarity with more than one cloud vendor (AWS, GCP, Azure) is a plus.
Ability to work alongside a remote team, using a data-driven mindset to propose and own engineering decisions.
Come As You Are
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