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 a large number 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
Cloudflare is looking for a backend engineer to help us build & maintain the codebase that powers both our customer APIs as well as internal service APIs. This is a role for engineers that are familiar with standard web backend architecture, & capable in database design & interaction. Our API platform is under constant load & scrutiny, so experience & commitment to easily understood & tested code is also a key part of the role. Your ability to visualize the flow of data through a complex application is critical to your success, & to the teams. You will be working closely with the product team to understand & document the functional needs of their product requirements, developing new code to solve new problems, as well as maintaining existing code to squash bugs. Our web stack is based on PHP, Redis, & Postgres, but you'll also need to consider the nature of REST APIs, database management, & deployment workflows. Knowledge of PHP is not a must, but deep familiarity with web favored languages is (Python, Ruby, Golang).
Examples of desirable skills, knowledge & experience
- 5+ years of experience building large-scale software applications
- Experience designing & integrating RESTful APIs
- Knowledge of SQL & common relational database systems such as PostgreSQL & MySQL
- Excellent debugging & optimization skills
- Unit/integration testing experience
- Experience using backend web frameworks
- Familiarity with containerization development workflows
- Familiarity with PostgreSQL stored procedure development
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.
Sound like something youd like to be a part of? Wed love to hear from you!
Cloudflare hires the best people based on an evaluation of their abilities & effectiveness. We don't discriminate against employees on the basis of any other personal characteristic or any classification protected by federal, state or local law.