Data Engineer


Mountain View, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Data Science
  • Post Date: 02/11/2021
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  • Company Address: 101 University Avenue Suite 111, Palo Alto, CA, 94301

About Confluent

Confluent, founded by the original creators of Apache Kafka®, pioneered the enterprise-ready event streaming platform. With Confluent, organizations benefit from the first event streaming platform built for the enterprise with the ease-of-use, scalability, security and flexibility required by the most discerning global companies to run their business in real time. Companies leading their respective industries have realized success with this new platform paradigm to transform their architectures to streaming from batch processing, spanning on-premises and multi-cloud environments. Backed by Benchmark, Index Ventures and Sequoia Capital, Confluent is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. and London with offices globally.

Job Description

Dubbed an "open-source unicorn" by Forbes, Confluent is the fastest-growing enterprise subscription company our investors have ever seen. And how are we growing so fast? By pioneering a new technology category with an event streaming platform, which enables companies to leverage their data as a continually updating stream of events, not as static snapshots. This innovation has led Coatue Management, Altimeter Capital and Franklin Templeton to join earlier investors Sequoia Capital, Benchmark, and Index Ventures in the recent Series E financing of a combined $250 million at a $4.5B valuation. Our product has been adopted by Fortune 100 customers across all industries, and we’re being led by the best in the space—our founders were the original creators of Apache Kafka®. We’re looking for talented and amazing team players who want to accelerate our growth, while doing some of the best work of their careers. Join us as we build the next transformative technology platform!

About the Team:

The mission of the Data Science team at Confluent is to serve as the central nervous system of all things data for the company: we build analytics infrastructure, insights, models and tools, to empower data-driven thinking, and optimize every part of the business. Data Engineers on the team will be the enabler and amplifiers. This position offers limitless opportunities for an ambitious data science engineer to make an immediate and meaningful impact within a hyper growth start-up, and contribute to a highly engaged open source community.

About the Role:

We are looking for a talented and driven individual to build and scale our data analytics infrastructure and tooling. This person will build state of art data warehousing, ETL, and BI platforms, to make data accessible to the entire company. They will also partner closely with Data Scientists and cross functional leaders to develop internal data products. Data Engineers are encouraged to think out of the box and play with the latest technologies while exploring their limits. Successful candidates will have strong technical capabilities, a can-do attitude, and are highly collaborative.


Collaboration with Data Scientists, Engineers, and business partners to understand data needs to drive key decision making throughout the company

Implementing a solid, robust, extensible data warehousing design that supports key business flows

Performing all of the necessary data transformations to populate data into a warehouse table structure that is optimized for reporting and analysis; deploy inclusive data quality checks to ensure high quality of data

Developing strong subject matter expertise and manage the SLAs for those data pipelines

Set up and improve BI tooling and platforms to help the team create dynamic tools and reporting

Partnering with Data Scientists and business partners to develop internal data products to improve operational efficiencies organizationally

Building and growing  partnership with cross functional teams, and evangelize data-driven culture

Contributing to innovations that fuel Confluent’s vision and mission

What We're Looking For:

4+ years of experience in a Data Engineering role, with a focus on data warehouse technologies, data pipelines, BI tooling and/or data apps development

Bachelor or advanced degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, or related technical discipline

Highly proficient in Python and SQL coding

Highly proficient with tuning and optimizing data models and pipelines

Experience in developing data apps with Python, Javascript, high charts etc.

The ability to communicate cross-functionally, derive requirements and architect shared datasets; ability to synthesize, simplify and explain complex problems to different types of audiences, including executives

What Gives You An Edge:

Experience with Apache Kafka

Experience with B2B enterprise apps data: Salesforce, Marketo, Zendesk, etc.

Experience in developing data apps with Python, Javascript, high charts, etc.


Come As You Are

At Confluent, equality is a core tenet of our culture. We are committed to building an inclusive global team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, beliefs, and experiences. The more diverse we are, the richer our community and the broader our impact.

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