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Senior Software Engineer, Secure Compute


Remote, British Columbia, Canada

Job ID: R01363

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With Confluent, organizations can harness the full power of continuously flowing data to innovate and win in the modern digital world. We have a purpose that drives us to do better every day – we're creating an entirely new category within data infrastructure - data streaming. This technology will allow every organization to create experiences and use the power of data in ways that profoundly impact the way we all live. This impact is our purpose and drives us to do better every day.


One Confluent. One team. One Data Streaming Platform.


Data Connects Us.


About the Role:

Backend engineers at Confluent work on a set of diverse and complex challenges such as building foundational cloud frameworks and services that power all components of the platform in the Cloud. We are building a new multi-tenant, multi-cloud, polyglot, cloud native compute substrate to enable new business  opportunities across Confluent Cloud (including Connect, Apache Flink, Kafka and more) . As a senior software engineer, you think strategically and you help drive end-to-end technical delivery from customer experience to scaling internal operations. 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 Platform, and you make sure that we have a highly-available, resilient and secure offering that our largest customers can rely on. 


What You Will Do:

  • Build mission-critical backend services that deliver value to our customers. You will play a crucial role in architecting, designing, developing and operationalizing high performance, scalable, reliable and resilient services
  • Troubleshoot and debug technical issues inside a deep and complex technical stack that includes microservices, containers, and virtualization
  • Ensure operational readiness of the services and meet the availability and performance SLA commitments to our customers
  • A strategic engineer who constantly thinks of process and operational improvements


What You Will Bring:

  • 4+ years industry experience designing, building, and supporting backend systems in production with a solid grasp on good software engineering practices such as code reviews, deep focus on quality, and documentation
  • Direct experience building systems with online components that serve user request
  • Strong knowledge of Python runtime environments (virtual environments, package management, and interpreter configurations).
  • Strong programming and algorithmic skills. Proficiency in a major programming language, e.g. Python, Go, C / C++, Java, etc.
  • Experience with Kubernetes and cloud-native technologies.
  • Expertise in other Language Runtimes / VMs (JVM/WASM, etc.)  a big plus
  • BS, MS, or PhD in computer science or a related field, or equivalent work experience


What Gives You an Edge: 

  • Proven track record of leading the delivery of large-scale, highly available, low latency, high quality systems
  • Deep hands-on technical expertise in large scale systems engineering or distributed systems
  • On-call experience handling critical systems



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