Engineering Leader, Kubernetes

London, England

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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!
We’re looking for a leader who can help to drive the vision, technical architecture, and roadmap for the Kubernetes charter at Confluent. In this role, you will lead a team of Software Engineers owning the tooling & Kubernetes platform underpinning Confluent Cloud. The ideal leader has experience building and leading teams that create reliable and scalable systems for cloud applications. You will work closely with engineering and product to define and execute the roadmap for a highly critical area for Confluent Cloud.
The team is fully remote and distributed throughout Western Europe. The team’s primary responsibility is writing Golang software to automate the lifecycle of Kubernetes. We operate 10,000’s of cloud instances and 1,000s of Kubernetes clusters - so operating at scale is a key skill for this foundational cloud development team.

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:

  • 5+ years of engineering management experience leading productive, high functioning teams
  • Ability to ensure a high hiring bar, keep engineers motivated in the team, coach/mentor them, and handle performance management
  • Ability to influence the team, peers, and upper management using effective communication and collaborative techniques.
  • Focus on building and maintaining a culture of collaboration within the team
  • 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)
  • Experience with public clouds (AWS, Azure and/or GCP)
  • Strong experience with Kubernetes

What Gives You An Edge:

  • Strong Kubernetes background combined with your software engineering experience
  • Experience with maintaining a Golang codebase
  • Experience managing a distributed workforce
  • Experience working on stream processing technology or query processing systems

What we can offer you:

  • Unlimited Holiday
  • Delicious Food on us (twice a week)
  • Excellent office location when you want to use it: Centred near bustling Covent Garden- there is a plethora of places to eat and drink with your team!
  • You can bring your dog into the office
  • Private Medical Insurance via a Premier provider which includes Dental (previous medical history disregarded) & discounts on gym membership
  • Life Insurance & Income Protection Insurance
  • Pension
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.
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 tags: Apache AWS Azure GCP Golang Kafka Kubernetes Streaming
Job region(s): Europe
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