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Senior Software Engineer-Kafka Storage


Remote, United States

Job ID: R01625

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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:

Kafka Storage team has the vision to build an elastic, reliable, durable, cost effective and performant storage engine for streaming data. The storage engine is at the heart of innovations that would unlock the next generation of use cases for Kafka, with the ability to impact the company’s top and bottom line.

We are looking for someone with deep interest in building large-scale distributed storage systems in the cloud.

What You Will Do:

  • Build the software underpinning the mission-critical Confluent Cloud storage engine. 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 complex projects in production with a focus on quality.
  • Build upon open source software to deliver business impact.
  • Troubleshoot issues and improve operations for complex technical stack that spans all the 3 clouds.

What You Will Bring:

  • BS, MS, or PhD in computer science or a related field, or equivalent work experience
  • 2+ years of relevant cloud infrastructure/cloud networking experience
  • Strong fundamentals in distributed systems design and development
  • Experience building and operating large-scale systems
  • Solid understanding of basic systems operations (disk, network, operating systems, etc.)
  • A self-starter with the ability to work effectively in teams
  • Proficiency in Java, Scala, C++, Go or other statically typed languages

What Gives You an Edge:

  • A strong background in distributed storage systems or databases
  • Experience/knowledge with public clouds (AWS, Azure or GCP)

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, 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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At Confluent, we care about how you work - not where. We encourage you to apply for positions outside of the listed job location or your immediate region.

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