Platform Security Engineer


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

Backed by Benchmark, Index Ventures, and Sequoia Capital, Confluent is an infrastructure company founded and led by the original authors and thought leaders behind Apache Kafka, one of the most successful open source data projects ever. Confluent’s products let leaders in industries spanning retail, logistics, manufacturing, financial services, technology and media move data from isolated silos into a real-time data nervous system. We believe all businesses will come to be modeled in software and built atop a streaming platform, and we want to put ours at the heart of every company, both on-premises and in the cloud.

About the Role:

We are looking for an experienced platform engineer to work on high impact security aspects of the Confluent Platform. Key challenges and opportunities include collaborating with multiple engineering teams, designing and implementing mission critical features, and an opportunity to show thought leadership in a new space!

(While this requirement is open in our Palo Alto HQ, we are possibly open to hiring in Austin, TX)

What We're Looking for:

  • 5+ years proficiency with Java, Go, or C/ C++
  • 3+ years experience designing and implementing cross component or platform wide features
  • In-depth experience in one of the following areas: Encryption at Rest, Key Management, Kerberos, LDAP
  • Working knowledge of TLS
  • Familiar with concepts of big data- Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, NoSql
  • A self-starter with the ability to work effectively in team with excellent spoken / written communication
  • Familiarity with GDPR, HIPAA or PCI is a plus
  • Experience working with hardware security modules is a plus
  • Experience working with Kubernetes is a plus
  • Experience working with AWS, Azure, GCP is a plus