Confluent is hiring an

Infrastructure Engineer

Palo Alto, United States
Full-Time
Backed by Benchmark, Sequoia Capital, and Index Ventures, Confluent is one of the fastest growing startups in Silicon Valley. Founded by the team that built Apache Kafka, Confluent provides a streaming platform that enables companies to easily access data as real-time streams. In addition to our enterprise platform, we recently launched our cloud offering, Apache Kafka as a Service, which will allow companies of all sizes to leverage the power of streaming data. Join us on our mission to put a streaming platform at the heart of every company!

About the Role:
As an infrastructure engineer you will be working on Apache Kafka that powers hundreds of billions of events a day at top companies like Netflix, LinkedIn, and Uber. If you love building distributed systems and are passionate about open source, then you will fit right in.

What We're Looking For:

  • 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 or C/ C++
  • Experience in open-source development, experience using Apache Kafka is a big plus
  • Interest in evangelism (giving talks at tech conferences, writing blog posts evangelizing Kafka)
  • Proficiency in Scala
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or similar field or equivalent


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