Senior Software Engineer

Remote, United States

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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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 favorite 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 organizations 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 organization. With Confluent, organizations 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 energized to roll up their sleeves and help realize 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.
 We are looking for an experienced backend software engineer to work on high throughput, low latency platform that provide authentication for any service to service communication in Confluent infrastructure (both cloud and on-premise). It provides a new way to help reduce the potential “blast radius” of a breach or compromise and management overhead, while helping to enforce the principle of least privilege across the environment.
You have a passion in building delightful solutions for our customers and will join an engineering team that strongly believes in designing for scale, rigorous code reviews, automated testing, and operating services, with stringent performance, reliability and scalability requirements. 
The Trust and Security Org is one of the leading innovation groups at Confluent that defines the security product roadmap for both cloud and on-premise Confluent products. This team designs a set of distributed applications and compliance platforms with ease of use in mind to manage application and product security, data governance and infrastructure assurance and operations.

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 (Required Skills/Must Haves):

  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience 
  • Strong software design and implementation skills in building authentication protocols (OIDC, OAuth, mTLS, SAML, etc.) 
  • Deep expertise in building large scale distributed systems
  • Experience with Java, Go or Python
  • Familiarity with using Cloud infrastructure providers such as AWS, GCP, and/or Azure 
  • Self starter with ability to work effectively in a team with excellent communication skills

What Gives You An Edge (Preferred Skills/Good to Have):

  • Experience working with Kubernetes and Cloud deployment frameworks
  • Experience with best practices around Authorizations and Access Management
  • Experience leveraging third party SaaS services
  • Experience building APIs, both RESTful and gRPC/Thrift based
  • Knowledge of Apache Kafka
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.
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Job perks/benefits: Startup environment
Job region(s): North America
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