Confluent

501+ Employees
101 - 250 Engineers
$100M+ Funding
Series D

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 has been doing phenomenally well - we are rapidly growing and have a solid business model. We recently raised a Series D funding (led by Sequoia) which allows us to grow even further, now at a $2.5B valuation.

  • The company doubled in size (from 200 to 500 employees) this year, largely driven by customer demand for our product and solution offerings. The overall engineering organization, in turn, doubled from 50 to 100

  • Our founders are the original creators of Apache Kafka®.


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.

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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