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CloudFlare // highly-available global networks
Engineering, Full Time    London, UK    Posted: Wednesday, June 12, 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!

About the Department

Cloudflares Technology team is responsible for designing & building the next generation of technologies that will power the Internet. Members of the Technology team get to research new ideas & technologies, work independently on greenfield projects, participate in Internet standards organizations like the IETF & the CA/Browser forum, & publish their research in top journals. They are also expected work closely with the engineering organization to achieve common goals as well as dive into existing codebases to make meaningful changes to existing products. The Technology teams main focus is fulfilling the companys goal: to help build a better Internet.

What youll do

In this role, you will lead a team of passionate, talented engineers that are building innovative technology that uses cryptography to solve big problems. Youll introduce tools & processes to make our engineers lives better. You will play an active part in shaping product strategy based on whats currently possible. You will help guide the development of new technologies & help make sure they are integrated into Cloudflare so that they can be used by customers, helping the company reach our ambitious goals.

You combine a passion for meeting strategic goals with building technically innovative solutions & excel at shifting between the twounderstanding how big-picture goals inform technical details, & vice-versa. You thrive in a fast-paced iterative engineering environment & have experience in delivering scalable distributed systems as well as cutting-edge research. Most importantly, you will have a history of having past teams respect you as both a technical leader & manager.

Examples of desirable skills, knowledge & experience

  • 4+ years experience in engineering management
  • Solid foundation in computer science, with strong competencies in algorithms, data structures, software design, web security, & building large, distributed systems
  • Excel at planning, working multi-functionally, leading execution across teams to meet commitments & deliver with predictability
  • Demonstrate a track record of leading teams, including hiring, onboarding, & professional development. You inspire your team to reach higher. Youre as good as explaining why as you are how
  • Experience implementing tools, process, internal instrumentation, methodologies & resolving blockages
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit & hire top talent
  • Comfortable managing teams/projects with tight deadlines & short release cycles
  • Experience working with & getting the best out of post-doctorate researchers

Bonus Points

  • Being passionate about cryptography and/or web technology such as TLS
  • Familiarity working with DNS, database systems, Internet performance, and/or Internet security

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. 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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