Confluent Cloud Site Reliability Engineer - Remote

Berlin, Germany

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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 Coatue Management, Altimeter Capital and Franklin Templeton to join earlier investors Sequoia Capital, Benchmark, and Index Ventures in the recent Series E financing of a combined $250 million at a $4.5B valuation. 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!
Are you an engineer who loves to make things that just work better? Do you love to look at cutting edge technologies and think about how can this run faster, be deployed quicker or fail less?  
Do you want to be part of a team that is building a PaaS enabling customers around the globe to deliver killer streaming applications? 
Do you already have an understanding of building and running distributed systems but would now love to take this to the next level?  
The Confluent Cloud Platform based on Apache Kafka is the leading Cloud Native Platform as a Service for streaming data infrastructure, but this is just the beginning.
We need world class Site Reliability Engineers to help deliver this service to a growing global audience.

What you will do:

  • As a Confluent SRE, you will be working alongside the rest of the Confluent engineers to build our PaaS product. You, and the rest of the SRE team, will be responsible for the availability, performance, monitoring, emergency response, and capacity planning of the Confluent cloud. If you love the hum of big data systems covering 10,000’s of instances, thinking about how to make them run as smoothly and securely as possible, and want to have a big influence on the architecture plus operational design points of this new product, then you will fit right in.

  • You will have to bring both your engineering and operational mindset to the role
    You will need technical skills of course but more important is who you are as a person:
  • Smart, humble, and empathetic
  • Have a strong sense of teamwork and put team’s and company’s interests first
  • Driven and excited about challenges of a fast-paced, innovative software startup environment

Technically speaking:

  • As you will be building and running a distributed system across public clouds you will need strong fundamentals in this area plus experience of at least one of the main public cloud providers. 
  • In order to scale automation is essential so you will use your existing knowledge and experience to automate large scale data systems.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science is not essential but you will be expected to deliver high quality, clean code. Experience with Golang is advantageous.
  • Experience using Apache Kafka is a big plus

Culture is a huge part of Confluent, we’re searching for the best people who not only excel at their role, but also contribute to the health, happiness and growth of the company. Inclusivity and openness are important traits, with regular company wide and team events. Here are some of the personal qualities we’re looking for: 
Smart, humble and empatheticHard working, you get things doneHungry to learn in a field which is ever evolvingAdaptable to the myriad of challenges each day can presentInquisitive and not afraid to ask all the questions, no matter how basicReady to roll up your sleeves and help others, getting involved in projects where you feel you can add valueStrive for excellence in your work, your team and the company 
Come and build with us. We are one of the fastest growing software companies in the market. A company built on the tenets of transparency, direct communication and inclusivity. Come meet the streams dream team and have a direct impact on how we shape Confluent.
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Job tags: Apache Golang Kafka REST Streaming
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