Network Software Engineer - Magic Transit at Cloudflare (Austin, TX)
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 team
Cloudflare is redefining the way network functions are deployed at scale. Magic Transit puts the connectivity, scale, and performance of Cloudflare’s global network in front of customers’ network infrastructure, providing a single pane of glass for deploying and managing network functions like DoS mitigation, Magic Firewall, IDS/IPS, WAN optimization, and more. We are a team of engineers and product managers who obsess over quickly building products that solve real customer problems using innovative technologies and techniques which leverage Cloudflare’s unique architecture and global network footprint.
About the role
As a software engineer on the Magic Transit team, you will use your deep knowledge of Linux networking internals to design and implement distributed network functions, such as firewalls, NATs, load balancers, and QoS. You will build software systems to provide control and visibility, from user-facing APIs to distributed control systems that deploy network functions across thousands of servers. You will build internal monitoring, alerting, and management tooling to enable our operations and customer support teams to keep our global systems running at peak performance for our customers.
We're looking for curious, empathetic engineers of all experience levels to join our fast-growing team!
Desirable skills, knowledge, and experience
- Expertise with Linux networking internals
- Experience building firewalls, NATs, load balancers, QoS, etc.
- Understanding of IP-layer networking, including BGP and routing protocols
- Systems-level programming experience, especially in Go or Rust
- Strong ability to debug issues in complex systems
- Excited by quickly delivering results that make a meaningful difference to customers
- Motivated to own solutions end-to-end, driving all stages of the design, development, and deployment process
- Creative, open-minded, collaborative problem solver
- Focus on clarity in written and verbal communication
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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