Systems Engineer: Core Platforms 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 Role
Cloudflare is a system spanning the globe, on a mission to make the internet better, safer, and more powerful everyday. With this goal in mind, our product teams have deployed thousands of containers—at an ever increasing rate.
As an engineer on one of our platform teams, you'll be building the tools to help engineers deploy and operate the services that make Cloudflare work. Our mission is to provide a reliable, yet flexible, platform to help product teams release new software efficiently and safely. You’ll be building the private cloud that Cloudflare developers leverage to build Cloudflare itself. Core platforms we operate at Cloudflare include:
- Postgres, PgBouncer, and Stolon
- Kafka and Zookeeper
- Ceph and Rook
- Developer tools, CI, and CD systems
What You'll Do
- Build software that automates the operation of large, highly-available distributed systems.
- Ensure platform security, and guide security best practices
- Document your work and guide fellow developers towards optimal solutions
- Contribute back to the open source community
- Leave code better than we found it
What You'll Need
- Recent career experience with Go or Python and at least 3 years experience in the role of full-time software engineer (any language). Go, Python, and Rust are common programming languages at Cloudflare.
- Experience with deploying and managing services using Docker on Linux
- A firm grasp of IP networking, load balancing and DNS
- Excellent debugging skills in a distributed systems environment
- Source control experience including branching, merging and rebasing (we use git)
- The ability to break down complex problems and drive towards a solution
- Be passionate about improving User Experience
- Experience with Deployment, StatefulSets, Persistent Volumes Claims, Ingresses, CRDs on Kubernetes
- Operational experience deploying and managing large systems on bare metal
- Experience as a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) for a large-scale company
- You have practical knowledge of web and systems performance, and extensively used tracing tools like ebpf and strace.
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.
18.104.22.168: We released 22.214.171.124 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!
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