Platform DevOps Engineer


  • Location
    • Mountain View
  • Date Posted
  • 24 Mar 2020
  • Function
  • Tech Ops
  • Sector
  • Data, Open Source

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. Our product has been adopted by Fortune 100 customers across all industries, and we’re being led by the best in the space—our founders were the original creators of Apache Kafka®. We’re looking for talented and amazing team players who want to accelerate our growth, while doing some of the best work of their careers. Join us as we build the next transformative technology platform!

About the Role:

As a Platform DevOps, you will be designing and implementing a control plane to manage the life cycle of Confluent Platform using tools such as Ansible, Terraform etc. You will be responsible for building an extensible and easy to use control plane to enable deployment, elastic scaling, monitoring, and self-healing of various Confluent Platform components. We are looking for engineers with a strong desire to build a pluggable and extensible control plane with a strong emphasis on user experience.

Who You Are:

  • Smart, humble and empathetic
  • Have a strong sense of teamwork and put the 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:

  • Strong software design and development skills
  • Experience in Platform/Infra deployment and configuration management frameworks such as Ansible, Terraform, Chef, Puppet etc
  • Experience with Go, Java, C++ or Python required
  • Experience building and operating extensible, scalable resilient systems
  • Familiarity with using Cloud Infrastructure Providers such as AWS, GCP, and Azure
  • Solid understanding of basic systems operations (disk, network, operating systems, etc)

What Gives You An Edge:

  • Knowledge of Container Orchestration framework (such as Kubernetes, Docker Swarm or Mesos)
  • Knowledge of Apache Kafka
  • Experience building APIs