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Staff Software Engineer - backend

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Remote, United States

Job ID: R01728

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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:

As a Staff Software Engineer, you will be the technical lead for several key initiatives for the Stream Governance product at Confluent. The Stream Governance product portfolio is crucial to bringing Confluent’s mission to put event streaming at the heart of every organization and is a core component of the Data Streaming Platform. As part of our Stream Governance offering, you will be responsible for delivering critical functionalities such as Confluent Schema Registry, Data Contracts, Schema Validation, and Schema Linking. It will enable our customers to provide trusted, high-quality data streams to the business and maintain data integrity as services evolve.

In this role, you will collaborate closely with the team and key stakeholders to design, architect, and develop a cloud-native, multi-tenant service for Stream Governance. You will be responsible for guiding the vision, providing technical leadership, mentoring, and enabling a high-performing engineering team to tackle complex distributed data challenges at scale.

What You Will Do:

  • Develop a cloud-native Stream Governance platform for Kafka and real-time data, which is a multi-tenant, highly available, and scalable service
  • Architect a complex engineering system from end to end
  • Partner across engineering and other key stakeholders to create and execute the overall roadmap for delivering a top-notch Data Streaming Platform for our customers
  • Evaluate and enhance the efficiency of our platform's technology stack, keeping pace with industry trends and adopting state-of-the-art solutions
  • Solve complicated technical projects with high quality and provide technical guidance to the team in specialized areas
  • As a vital member of our team, take responsibility for developing, managing, and maintaining a mission-critical service with a 99.99 SLA running on 88+ AWS, GCP, and Azure regions
  • Enhance the stability, performance, scalability, and operational excellence across multiple critical systems

What You Will Bring:

  • 8+ years of relevant software development experience
  • Technical expertise in large-scale systems engineering or distributed systems
  • 5+ years of experience with designing, building, and scaling distributed systems
  • Experience running production services in the cloud and being part of oncall rotation
  • Expertise in cloud-native technology, including networking & security
  • Prior experience working on AWS, GCP, or Azure and a deep understanding of cloud best practices
  • Ability to influence the team, peers, and management using effective communication and collaborative techniques
  • Proven experience in leading and mentoring technical teams
  • Drive results by removing friction and improving the development stack with urgency and prioritization skills
  • BS Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent experience. An advanced degree in computer science is preferred

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 191,790 - 208,575 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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