At Cloudflare, we have our eyes set on an ambitious goal: to help build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the world’s largest networks that powers trillions of requests per month. Cloudflare protects and 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 and a decrease in spam and other attacks. Cloudflare was recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer and named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Company Cultures list.
We realize people do not fit into neat boxes. We are looking for curious and empathetic individuals who are committed to developing themselves and learning new skills, and we are ready to help you do that. We cannot complete our mission without building a diverse and inclusive team. We hire the best people based on an evaluation of their potential and support them throughout their time at Cloudflare. Come join us!
About the Department
Cloudflare’s Engineering Team builds and runs the software that handles trillions of requests per month We also build and run the internal tools that builds and runs our software. The Engineering Team is split into two groups: one handles product development and the other handles operations. Product development covers both new features and functionality and scaling our existing software to meet the challenges of a massively growing customer base. The operations team handles one of the world’s largest networks with data centers in 150+ cities worldwide.
What You'll Do
In this role you’ll help us build Argo Tunnel, an ambitious product that aims to be the best and most secure way to connect any machine to the Cloudflare network. As an engineer on the Argo Tunnel team, you will be responsible for building and maintaining the technologies and systems that comprise Argo Tunnel, both in our high-performance global edge network and in our centralized microservice cluster. You will be joining a team of bright, hard-working, and supportive engineers who really care about their craft.
Examples of software systems that you’ll be working with include:
- A service running on every machine of Cloudflare’s extensive edge network, responsible for proxying data to customer servers through persistent network connections
- A cross-platform, open-source client service application that connects machines to the Cloudflare network
- Microservices and APIs that enable and facilitate fast and reliable information exchange between Cloudflare and the rest of the Internet
You will participate in all stages of the software development lifecycle, from designing and documenting systems, to writing code and automated tests, to planning, managing, and monitoring production software deployments. You will work with a wide range of technologies and programming languages, including Rust, Go, Lua, REST APIs, various SQL and no-SQL databases, Salt, Prometheus and Grafana, Docker, Kubernetes, the list goes on.
Other responsibilities include:
- Collaborating with internal teams (security, network engineering, SRE, product management) to design effective and scalable solutions to difficult technical problems
- Reviewing work from your peers throughout all stages of the development lifecycle
- Working with our support teams to ensure customer delight
- Mentoring team members to help bring out their best work
Because you’ll be solving problems of massive scale and significance, and shaping the future of performance on the Internet, you are a growth-oriented individual who enjoys being outside of your comfort zone. You are comfortable in a fast-paced but sane work environment.
Examples of desirable Skills, Knowledge, and Experience
As an ideal candidate for this position, you are curious, hard-working, and passionate.
A rough list of the skills we would love to see you bring:
- Programming experience in Go, Rust, C++, or similar languages
- Willingness, curiosity, and enthusiasm to learn new programming languages, technologies, and systems
- Working knowledge of modern Unix/Linux development and runtime environments
- Strong ability to debug issues in complex systems
- A grasp of networking protocols in any of Layers 3-7 of the OSI Model, experience with network programming
- Basic understanding of software security and encryption
- Experience in designing and implementing secure and highly-available distributed systems
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Caring and empathy are coveted traits here!
What Makes Cloudflare Special?
We’re not just a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company. We’re a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company with a soul. Fundamental to our mission to help build a better Internet is protecting the free and open Internet.
Project Galileo: We equip politically and artistically important organizations and journalists with powerful tools to defend themselves against attacks that would otherwise censor their work, technology already used by Cloudflare’s enterprise customers--at no cost.
Athenian Project: We created Athenian Project to ensure that state and local governments have the highest level of protection and reliability for free, so that their constituents have access to election information and 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 you’d like to be a part of? We’d love to hear from you!
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