Software Engineer - Cloud Native Connect [Remote - England]

Remote, England

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Confluent is building the foundational platform for data in motion so any organization can innovate and win in a digital-first world.
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Confluent is pioneering a fundamentally new category of data infrastructure focused on data in motion. Have you ever found a new favourite series on Netflix, picked up groceries curbside at Walmart, or paid for something using Square? That’s the power of data in motion in action—giving organisations instant access to the massive amounts of data that is constantly flowing throughout their business. At Confluent, we’re building the foundational platform for this new paradigm of data infrastructure. Our cloud-native offering is designed to be the intelligent connective tissue enabling real-time data, from multiple sources, to constantly stream across the organisation. With Confluent, organisations can create a central nervous system to innovate and win in a digital-first world.
We’re looking for self-motivated team members who crave a challenge and feel energised to roll up their sleeves and help realise Confluent’s enormous potential. Chart your own path and take healthy risks as we solve big problems together. We value having diverse teams and want you to grow as we grow—whether you’re just starting out in your career or managing a large team, you’ll be amazed at the magnitude of your impact.
The Cloud Native Connect team is a part of the Connect Engineering organization. The team is responsible for the underlying infrastructure and framework for Confluent Cloud managed Kafka Connectors. As an engineer, you will be working closely with key stakeholders across the engineering organization to design, architect and build out our Cloud Infrastructure to scale our platform to 10x and beyond. You are not confined to the status quo and you leverage your expertise in large-scale distributed systems and big data to help take our platform to the next level. You worry about key operational aspects (availability, reliability, performance, monitoring, emergency response, capacity planning, disaster recovery, security) of our infrastructure, and you make sure that we have a highly-available, resilient and secure offering that some of the world’s largest businesses can rely on. If you love the hum of big data systems, thinking about how to make them run as smoothly as possible, and want to make a big impact on the trajectory of this fast-growing business, then you will fit right in.

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 the challenges of a fast-paced, innovative software startup environment

What We're Looking For:

  • 5+ years of engineering experience working on large scale cloud infrastructure
  • A great track record of shipping features and hitting deadlines consistently; should be able to move fast, build in increments and iterate; have a sense of urgency, aggressive mindset towards achieving results and excellent prioritization skills; able to anticipate future technical needs for the product and craft plans to realize them.
  • Ability to influence the team, peers, and upper management using effective communication and collaborative techniques; focused on building and maintaining a culture of collaboration within the team
  • Strong fundamentals in distributed systems design and operations
  • Familiarity with Kafka or similar high-scale distributed event streaming platforms 
  • Solid experience working with large private or public clouds
  • A self starter with the ability to work effectively in teams
  • Excellent communication skills

What Gives You An Edge:

  • Experience with open-source development, experience using Kafka Connect a plus
  • Experience working with stream processing technologies such as Flink, Spark, Beam, or Flume.
  • Experience with Kubernetes a plus
  • Experience with Java/JVM a plus
  • Preferred proficiency with one or more of C/C++, Go or Rust
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