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Senior Software Engineer - Platform Engineering


Remote, United States

Job ID: R01688

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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:

Have you ever wanted to explore an opportunity to work on infrastructure that has a vast impact across all teams in a company? The Platform Security team is working on cutting-edge infrastructure that will be leveraged by the whole Engineering organization across Confluent by creating mechanisms to improve and evolve the overall security posture of Confluent’s internal services. This team is at the forefront of driving this charter and is critical to unblocking multiple different product and engineering initiatives at Confluent.

What You Will Do:

  • Create and improve infrastructure systems and services that will provide security functionality and compliance for Confluent Cloud’s services and infrastructure
  • Partner across all of Product and Engineering to gather requirements and ensure any systems built that relies on the security platform conform to their scalability and availability needs
  • Collaborate broadly across teams to verify and deploy production changes to Confluent Cloud services and infrastructure
  • Maintain critical monitoring and alerting systems required to ensure smooth operations of Confluent Cloud services and infrastructure

What You Will Bring:

  • 5+ years of relevant engineering work experience, with a strong delivery record.
  • Expertise in Cloud Native technologies with experience operating large production workloads in the cloud. Experience in large scale infrastructure deployments in the cloud is desirable
  • Deep knowledge of Kubernetes and containerization
  • Strong expertise in Infrastructure-as-Code technologies like Terraform, Cloudformation, AWS CDK, Pulumi
  • Must have Terraform for deploying infrastructure, and have delivered production code in high level programming like Java/Scala/Python/Go
  • Strong fundamentals of Distributed Systems and their design
  • Experience with telemetry tooling to monitor production systems
  • Confidence with problem-solving and troubleshooting critical services
  • Exceptional teamwork, collaboration skills, and the ability to act critically with minimal supervision at times in a remote first environment
  • Experience with a rotating on-call schedule to provide support
  • BS Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent experience 

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 155,900 - 183,240 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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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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