At Cloudflare, we have our eyes set on an ambitious goal: to help build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the worlds largest networks that powers more than 10 trillion requests per month. Cloudflare protects & accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare have all web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with every request. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance & a decrease in spam & other attacks. Cloudflare was recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer & named to Entrepreneur Magazines Top Company Cultures list.
We realize people do not fit into neat boxes. We are looking for curious & empathetic individuals who are committed to developing themselves & learning new skills, & we are ready to help you do that. We cannot complete our mission without building a diverse & inclusive team. We hire the best people based on an evaluation of their potential & support them throughout their time at Cloudflare. Come join us!
About the Department
Cloudflares Engineering Team builds & runs the software that handles about 10% of HTTP requests on the Internet today. We also build & run the internal tools that builds & runs our software. The Engineering Team is split into two groups: one handles product development & the other handles operations. Product development covers both new features & functionality & scaling our existing software to meet the challenges of a massively growing customer base. The operations team handles one of the worlds largest networks with data centers in 102 cities worldwide.
What you'll do
Quicksilver is Cloudflares replicated key-value store. It replicates our data all around the world, over thousands & thousands of servers & over 120 data centers. It handles all kinds of network conditions & is queried multiple times whenever a request crosses our network.In this role, you can expect to seechallenges like unexpected network issues, hardware failures, kernel bugs & still have to deliver the data to the edge in a fast & reliable way. Along with the rest of the team,you will own & support the whole stack: the code base, the unit & integration test, deployment & rollback plans, operations, monitoring, alerting & debugging.Quicksilver is written in Go & C for the storage engine, uses protobuf & our clusters have to deal with an average of 10 million read requests a second.If working at this scale excites you & you are intrigued by very tricky bugs, rather than being scared by them, you might be a match for this role.
Examples of desirable skills, knowledge & experience
- You are someone who is comfortable chasing problems through multiple layers of our software stack.You can be flexible & you are very curious.
- You are flexible & very autonomous. You wont be micromanaged in this role & will be looked to for thinking out of the box & coming up with simple & smart design for complex issues.
- You care about writing robust systems, code quality, performance & technical debt. You understand the trade offs that doing rigorous engineering requires.
- You have a passion for storage systems, peer to peer systems, distributed systems or simply system programming in general.
- You are pragmatic & believe in the value of design elegance -- a simple solution is often better than a more complex one.
- You equally enjoy low-level & high-level programming. You have a taste for programming languages.
- You enjoy being a part of a team that critiques each others designs -- you are good at taking & giving constructive criticism with a goal of producing the best solution.
- If you enjoyed what you have read so far, this is the time for you to apply!
What Makes Cloudflare Special?
Were not just a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company. Were a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company with a soul. Fundamental to our mission to help build a better Internet is protecting the free & open Internet.
Project Galileo: We equip politically & artistically important organizations & journalists with powerful tools to defend themselves against attacks that would otherwise censor their work, technology already used by Cloudflares enterprise customers--at no cost.
Project Athenian: We created Athenian Project to ensure that state & local governments have the highest level of protection & reliability for free, so that their constituents have access to election information & 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.
Sound like something youd like to be a part of? Wed love to hear from you!
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