At Cloudflare, we have our eyes set on an ambitious goal: to help build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the world’s largest networks that powers approximately 25 million Internet properties, for customers ranging from individual bloggers to SMBs to Fortune 500 companies. Cloudflare protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare all have web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with every request. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks. Cloudflare was named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Company Cultures list and ranked among the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company.
We realize people do not fit into neat boxes. We are looking for curious and empathetic individuals who are committed to developing themselves and learning new skills, and we are ready to help you do that. We cannot complete our mission without building a diverse and inclusive team. We hire the best people based on an evaluation of their potential and support them throughout their time at Cloudflare. Come join us!
About the Distributed Web team
The Distributed Web team maintains Cloudflare’s InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) and Ethereum Gateways. The IPFS Gateway lets users access content stored on the InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) quickly and easily, without downloading any special software or giving up any storage space on their computer. Similarly, Cloudflare's Ethereum Gateway lets users interact with the Ethereum network without installing any software on their computer.
Cloudflare Distributed Web Gateway provides an HTTP interface to the Distributed Web. Leveraging Cloudflare infrastructure, websites can easily and securely retrieve data from Ethereum or IPFS. In this role, you can expect to face challenges in providing distributed systems at scale, operating active open source projects, as well as operating at the Edge.
These projects are written in Go and TypeScript, and run in a Kubernetes environment. Along with the rest of the team, you will own and support the whole stack: the code base, deployment and rollback plans, operations, monitoring, alerting and debugging. You may contribute to open source projects, and see your code be served at scale.
Example of desirable skills, knowledge, and experience
The person we are looking for is someone who has or can demonstrate the following attributes:
- Can chase problems through multiple layers of our software stack. You can be flexible and you are very curious.
- Flexible and very autonomous. You are thinking out of the box and coming up with simple and smart design for complex issues.
- Care about writing robust systems, code quality, performance and technical debt. You understand the trade offs that doing rigorous engineering requires.
- Worked on storage systems, peer to peer systems, distributed systems or simply system programming in general.
- Pragmatic and believe in the value of design elegance -- a simple solution is often better than a more complex one.
- Does low-level and high-level programming.
What Makes Cloudflare Special?
We’re not just a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company. We’re a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company with a soul. Fundamental to our mission to help build a better Internet is protecting the free and open Internet.
Project Galileo: We equip politically and artistically important organizations and journalists with powerful tools to defend themselves against attacks that would otherwise censor their work, technology already used by Cloudflare’s enterprise customers--at no cost.
Athenian Project: We created Athenian Project to ensure that state and local governments have the highest level of protection and reliability for free, so that their constituents have access to election information and voter registration.
Path Forward Partnership: Since 2016, we have partnered with Path Forward, a nonprofit organization, to create 16-week positions for mid-career professionals who want to get back to the workplace after taking time off to care for a child, parent, or loved one.
220.127.116.11: We released 18.104.22.168 to help fix the foundation of the Internet by building a faster, more secure and privacy-centric public DNS resolver. This is available publicly for everyone to use - it is the first consumer-focused service Cloudflare has ever released. Here’s the deal - we don’t store client IP addresses never, ever. We will continue to abide by our privacy commitment and ensure that no user data is sold to advertisers or used to target consumers.
Sound like something you’d like to be a part of? We’d love to hear from you!
This position may require access to information protected under U.S. export control laws, including the U.S. Export Administration Regulations. Please note that any offer of employment may be conditioned on your authorization to receive software or technology controlled under these U.S. export laws without sponsorship for an export license.
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