Confluent

sf, silicon_valley
501+ Employees
251 - 500 Engineers
$250K - $500K Funding
Series E

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 in their career. Join us as we build the next transformative technology platform!


Why join us?

  • Confluent was founded in 2014 by the three original creators of Apache Kafka: Jay Kreps, Neha Narkhede and Jun Rao. They developed Kafka while at LinkedIn to solve the company’s data distribution problems.

  • We've raised $250M in Series E round led by Coatue Management with participation from Altimeter Capital and Frank Templeton, our valuation is now $4.5 Billion.

    Confluent is voted as one of the Best Companies to Work for in 2020 Employee's Choice award.

    The company is now a little over 6 years old and has surpassed over 1000 employees!

  • Confluent is a streaming data service that delivers a resilient, scalable streaming platform. Deployable in minutes, it is the ideal streaming data service for the DevOps starved organization or the agile, cloud-first developer on a mission.

    Apache Kafka is in production at tens of thousands of companies and growing faster than any other open source data system


Engineering at Confluent

Engineering team and processes

Our Experience team is a group of ~10 Front end/full stack engineers working across the stack on all the user facing products that Confluent ships. We have a shared front end codebase that gets packaged for on-prem as well as for our cloud offering. Cloud is released weekly. Code is hosted on internal GitHub and engineers submit pull requests that are reviewed by peers before getting merged.

Technical Challenges

Rendering millions of data points on the browser without the browser crashing (eg. in the case of ksql — we have to use WebSockets and Web Workers to make sure things are as real time as possible while still keeping the browser usable)

Projects you might work on
  • Visualize the entire data flow for all of your Kafka Clusters in an intuitive manner .

  • Build a world class KSQL editor that can consume millions of messages per second.

  • Make it easy for anyone to import data into Kafka via the Connect user interface.

Tech stack
ES6
React
Redux
Webpack
Yarn Workspaces
Webworkers
WebSockets
Java
Scala
Go

Working at Confluent

We are a company of passionate and scrappy people working towards a common goal. We value the team, empathy, humility, and getting things done.

Perks & benefits
  • Generous Vacation

    Confluent offers flexible paid time off.

  • Free Food

    Confluent provides lunch 4 times a week, and on Thursdays, employees go out for No Pay Thursdays.

  • Travel

    Confluent's headquarters is in downtown Palo Alto, and we also have smaller offices in San Francisco and London.

  • Pet Friendly

    Confluent allows well-behaved dogs in the office!

  • Beautiful Office

    We're located in the heart of downtown Palo Alto, right by the Palo Alto Caltrain station.

  • Company Retreats

    Every January, we have a kick-off retreat where the entire company gets together.

  • Maternal/Paternal Leave

    We offer up to 12 weeks paid parental leave for primary caregivers, and up to 4 weeks paid parental leave for secondary caregivers.

  • Health Insurance

    We provide full medical, dental, and vision coverage.

  • Flexible Hours

    Most of our engineers are in the office during work hours, but we don't have hard rules around this. If you need to take a work from home day, feel free!

  • Transportation

    If you are taking Caltrain to work, we will provide a Caltrain Go Pass.

  • Team Activities

    We have happy hours every week.

  • 401(k) Contribution

    We provide a 401k plan for you to contribute to, but no matching at this point.


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