Software Engineer - Infrastructure

Engineering United States


Position at Confluent Inc

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. 




About the Role: 

The Flink Platform team is at the forefront of building a robust control plane for the Flink product, leveraging advanced database storage to ensure high reliability and efficiency. With a vision centered on innovation and excellence, this team is critical to advancing Confluent's Data in Motion initiative and is committed to supplying the industry with solutions that cater to evolving stream processing demands. 


What You Will Do: 

  • Develop a high-availability control plane architecture for Flink, ensuring it is resilient, scalable, and can manage the lifecycle of the necessary resources efficiently
  • You will play a crucial role in designing, developing and operationalizing high performance, scalable, reliable and resilient systems
  • Independently drive execution of software projects to deliver complex projects in production with a focus on quality
  • Troubleshoot issues and improve operations for complex technical stack that spans all the 3 clouds

What You Will Bring: 

  • BS, MS, or PhD in computer science or a related field, or equivalent work experience
  • 2 - 4 years of relevant experience
  • 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 Go, Python, C++, or other statically typed languages


What Gives You an Edge:  

  • A strong background in distributed storage systems or databases
  • Familiarity with Kubernetes or other similar Container orchestration platforms
  • Experience with public clouds (AWS, Azure and/or GCP)



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 131,700 - 151,400 USD, 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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