Staff Software Engineer CLI


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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 Team:

Engineers on the CLI team get to work on the Confluent Cloud CLI used by our customers. The team oversees versioning, updates, admin functionality plugin capabilities and authentication. We have a long feature roadmap to expand its capabilities and unify Confluent's CLI story. A great developer experience is key to Confluent's success and a passionate engineer joining the team will have the opportunity to make a real impact to the customer experience and overall developer happiness.

Who You Are

  • Smart, humble, and empathetic
  • Have a strong sense of teamwork and prioritizes team and company interests
  • Driven and excited about the challenges of a fast-paced, hyper-growth environment
  • Hands-on engineer who enjoys working on loosely coupled distributed systems
  • Self-driven and motivated to deliver high-quality solutions
  • Recognizes good usability and gets excited about creating delightful user experiences
  • Able to work in an agile environment and adapt to changing business requirements
  • Excited about learning, adapting to emerging new technologies and driving key initiatives
  • Have a high operational bar for deploying and maintaining production systems

What We're Looking For

  • 8+ years industry experience designing, building and supporting backend systems in production with a solid grasp of good software engineering practices
  • Strong programming and algorithmic skills. Proficiency in a major programming language, e.g. Java, Go, C / C++, Python, etc.
  • Experience running production services in Public Clouds, with a drive towards quality, accuracy, and operational excellence
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • BS, MS, or PhD in computer science or a related field, or equivalent work experience

What Gives You an Edge

  • Experience building APIs, CLIs and working with open source software
  • Experience building and shipping cross-platform desktop applications, including fluency with standard Windows, Mac, and Linux developer toolchains
  • Experience profiling and improving Go application performance
  • Interest in evangelism (giving talks at tech conferences, writing blog posts evangelizing Kafka)
  • Large public clouds: AWS, GCP, Azure, Docker, Kubernetes
  • Familiarity with Kafka

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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Company: confluent
Job title: Staff Software Engineer - CLI [Remote - USA]
Job tags: big data, infrastructure, open-source

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