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Senior Software Engineer II-Kafka


Remote, Ontario, Canada

Job ID: R01661

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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:

We are a team of passionate engineers who love solving complex distributed systems and infrastructure problems. We are building Kora from the ground up to be a true managed service for clients who demand high levels of availability and performance at the lowest cost of ownership.

The Kora Control Plane team owns infrastructure orchestration for Confluent Cloud Kafka, responsible for instantaneous provisioning, placement, capacity management and zero downtime cluster operations. In this role, you will be working on building highly available, reliable, secure, scalable, and multi-tenant Kora's orchestration layer. You will be instrumental in driving the technical solutions end-to-end, working closely with the team and key stakeholders to design, architect, and develop top-notch solutions. Here are examples of some of the challenges we've taken on in recent years:

What You Will Do:

  • Deliver complex projects in production with a focus on quality
  • Making customers more successful by taking on their most challenging problems
  • Be a strong team player who is able to make decisions which benefit the team and company and our customers
  • Identify root causes, dig deep and solve hard problems and get beyond treating symptoms

What You Will Bring:

  • BS, MS, or PhD in computer science or a related field, or equivalent work experience
  • 5+  years of relevant cloud infrastructure and/or SaaS/PaaS services
  • Strong fundamentals in distributed systems design and development
  • Experience building and operating large-scale systems in the Cloud
  • 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/C++, Go or other statically typed languages

What Gives You an Edge:

  • In-depth familiarity with the JVM, Go and ability to build full stack microservices based applications
  • A strong background in infrastructure orchestration.
  • Experience/knowledge with public clouds (AWS, Azure or GCP), Kubernetes and micro services.
  • Interest in evangelism (giving talks at tech conferences, writing blog posts evangelizing Kafka)
  • Experience working on databases or data storage

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.

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Confluent is Remote-First

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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