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CloudFlare // highly-available global networks
Austin, TX    Posted: Friday, July 26, 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

Cloudflare's Engineering team depends on many internal tools in order to do their best work - primarily the Atlassian suite of products (currently Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket & various plugins for each). The vast majority of our developer tools are operated on Cloudflare's own internal infrastructure, & as such requires a technical administrator to operate them. The systems owned by this team are highly visible to the entire Cloudflare organization, & used by employees across the world. You would be responsible for owning & operating these tools, with the support of the broader Engineering & Operations organizations. Youre also empowered & expected to use insight, experience & creativity to innovate: find solutions & automation that are elegant, easier to use, easier to operate.

What you'll do

  • Can-do attitude - were here to help the company move forward & be effective. Our default position is to try & help.
  • Take pride in owning a system with high availability, performance, & customer satisfaction.
  • 3+ years of Linux systems administration experience.
  • 1+ years administering the Atlassian suite of tools on-prem (Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket)
  • Experience with databases (we use Postgres)
  • Experience with Configuration Management tools (we use SaltStack)
  • Expertise establishing SLOs, SLAs, & strong monitoring systems (we use Prometheus, Grafana, PagerDuty, & the ELK stack)
  • Experience developing Disaster Recovery / High Availability architectures & plans
  • Experience working with geographically dispersed teams

Examples of desirable skills, knowledge & experience

  • Experience administering a Continuous Integration system (we use TeamCity)
  • Networking experience (firewalls, routing tables, HTTP debugging), or at least a desire to learn
  • Experience developing change management processes that align with industry standard compliance policies
  • Experience with external IAM systems (LDAP/GSuite/Okta)
  • Experience as a DBA
  • Scripting & automation expertise

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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