Confluent is hiring an

Infrastructure Engineer

Palo Alto, United States
Full-Time
Dubbed an "open-source unicorn" by Forbes, Confluent is the fastest-growing enterprise subscription company our investors have ever seen. And how are we growing so fast? By pioneering a new technology category with an event streaming platform, which enables companies to leverage their data as a continually updating stream of events, not as static snapshots. This innovation has led Sequoia Capital, Benchmark, and Index Ventures to recently invest a combined $125 million in our Series D financing. We’re being led by the best in the space—our founders were the original creators of Apache Kafka®. Our product has been adopted by Fortune 100 customers across all industries. We’re looking for talented and amazing team players who want to accelerate our growth, while doing some of the best work in their career. Join us as we build the next transformative technology platform!

We are a team of passionate engineers who love solving complex distributed systems and infrastructure problems.

About The Team:

  • Modernizing Kafka to make it infinitely scalable, elastic, and globally replicated
  • Building out best in class stream processing solutions like Kafka Streams and KSQL to perform rich, real time, transformation and querying of data in Kafka
  • Revolutionizing how data pipelines are built through Kafka Connect
  • Running all of the above in our very own elastic, scalable cloud offering

Who You Are:

  • Smart, humble, and empathetic
  • Have a strong sense of teamwork and put team’s and company’s interests first
  • Driven and excited about challenges of a fast-paced, innovative software startup environment

What We're Looking For:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or similar field or equivalent
  • 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++

What Gives You An Edge:

  • 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)
  • Experience working on stream processing technology or query processing systems


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