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Senior Software Engineer II - Telemetry Platform


Remote, United States

Job ID: R01792

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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:

The team’s charter includes building the next-generation Telemetry Platform to enable our Confluent Cloud platform to achieve 10x the current scale. The Telemetry Platform enables collection of metrics and traces from services in our data and control planes to provide insights for service operators and customers of Confluent Cloud. As a senior software engineer, you will collaborate closely with the team and essential stakeholders to design, architect, and develop our secure multi-tenant Cloud Platform and raise the bar for observability features. You will have an opportunity to solve complex distributed systems problems at scale. You will build services that can operate across different cloud service providers like AWS, GCP, and Azure.

What You Will Do:

  • Independently drive execution of complex technical projects end to end.
  • 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

What You Will Bring:

  • 4+ years industry experience designing, building, scaling 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
  • Strong programming and algorithmic skills. Proficiency in a major programming language, e.g. Java, Go, C / C++, Python, etc.
  • Experience configuring and deploying distributed systems and microservices using modern tools, e.g. Kubernetes, Helm, etc.
  • Strong focus on project delivery and communication skills
  • Experience in driving operational excellence for large, production services
  • A strong sense of customer centricity, teamwork, technical leadership and mentorship and are excited about team and company success
  • BS, MS, or PhD in computer science or a related field, or equivalent work experience

What Gives You an Edge:

  • Proven track record of delivering large-scale, highly available, low latency, high quality systems.
  • Hands-on technical expertise in large scale systems engineering or distributed systems.
  • On-call experience handling critical systems.
  • Experience within observability concepts, products, and components, e.g. metrics, traces, logging, Datadog, New Relic, Grafana, OpenTelemetry

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 $164,160 - $192,870, 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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