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CloudFlare // highly-available global networks
Engineering, Full Time    Austin, TX    Posted: Wednesday, August 07, 2019
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About Us

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!

What youll do as a Solutions Engineer Team Lead

You are the team enabler, point of reference & coach. You will work closely with our Enterprise prospects & customers by shadowing & improving your teams technical expertise. You will take care of new team members & you will ensure work loads are equally distributed within the team. You are personable & can provide constructive feedback when necessary. You will help escalate & identify issues quickly & efficiently & you will work with the other team leads & the regional lead to ensure proper regional coordination. The team lead is a player/coach that still requires excellent individual contribution performance.

To aid your team, you will work closely with every team at Cloudflare, from Sales & Product, through to Engineering & Customer Support. Your goal of customer success should drive you through the entire organization as you seek out & advise your team on how to create scalable solutions for your customers needs.

Examples of desirable skills, knowledge, experience & goals

Our Solutions Engineers come from a wide range of backgrounds: financial consulting, engineering, software development, product management, customer support & project delivery. We're serious about building a diverse team. When hiring we look for diversity of experience combined with genuine curiosity for our technology.

Ultimately, you are passionate about technology, have the ability to explain complex technical concepts in easy-to-understand terms, & you like coaching & teaching. You are naturally curious, & an avid builder who is not afraid to get your hands dirty. On the Solutions Engineering team, you will find a collaborative environment where everyone brings different strengths & jumps in to help each other & you will be an integral part of driving that culture.


The Solutions Engineering Team Lead role has the same requirements as the Solutions Engineering role with the following additions:

  • Demonstrable experience in coaching, leadership skills or team management.
  • Demonstrable experience in understanding & solving escalations, team issues or other management related scenarios.

Inter-Team Goals

  • Cultivate cross SE team/office coordination, keep us all connected as one team.
  • Facilitate knowledge transfer between SE teams:
    • Ensure the team learns from the great ideas of single team members.
    • Ensure mistakes are not repeated within the team.
  • Develop strong relationships outside of SE organization to aid in escalation of issues (product/support/engineering/special projects/marketing/legal/etc).
  • Maintain strong communication with Account Executives & Customer Success leads.

Intra-Team Goals

  • Keep the pulse of the team: who is happy, productive, performing. Know each members strengths & how they would each like to develop.
  • Exemplify & cultivate positive culture traits.
  • Provide support & confidence to team members.
  • Cultivate a very open communication environment. Criticism is welcome & appreciated.
  • Maintain culture of independence amongst team members while offering advice to team members on how to improve.

Personal Goals

  • Maintain balance of player & coach workloads.
  • Operate as a highly performing individual contributor.
  • Maintain trust & respect from team.
  • Ability to handle any call, from any customer.


  • Workload Management.
  • Conduct 1:1s with team members.
  • Act as point of escalation for team issues, escalate issues that cant be solved in the team.
  • Recruit, interview, & on-boarding new team members.
  • Report on individual SE strengths & weaknesses.

What Makes Us 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. We released to help fix the foundation of the Internet by building a faster, more secure & privacy-centric public DNS resolver. This is available publicly for everyone to use - it is the first consumer-focused service Cloudflare has ever released. Heres the deal - we dont store client IP addresses never, ever. We will continue to abide by our privacy policy & ensure that no user data is sold to advertisers or used to target consumers.

Sound like something youd like to be a part of? Wed love to hear from you!

Cloudflare is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people & place great value in both diversity & inclusiveness. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to their, or any other person's, perceived or actual race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, or any other basis protected by law. We are an AA/Veterans/Disabled Employer.

Cloudflare provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job. Examples of reasonable accommodations include, but are not limited to, changing the application process, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. If you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job, please contact us via e-mail at or via mail at 101 Townsend St. San Francisco, CA 94107.

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