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 approximately 25 million Internet properties, for customers ranging from individual bloggers to SMBs to Fortune 500 companies. Cloudflare protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare all have 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 named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Company Cultures list and ranked among the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company.
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
You’ll be a part of Cloudflare's Emerging Technology and Incubation team. This is where new, bold, products are built and released within Cloudflare. Rather than being constrained by the structures which make Cloudflare a successful business, we leverage our network to deliver entirely new tools and products to our customers. We operate with very small teams of highly motivated and experienced service, network and kernel engineers. We use whatever tools / technologies make sense to get the job done, currently this includes technologies such as Linux Containers, Golang, Consul, Nomad, and gVisor.
What you'll do
You will play a crucial role in designing and building a secure container platform on Cloudflare’s edge compute network, with physical presence in over 200 cities worldwide. You will solve problems of massive scale and significance, shaping the future of security on the Internet.
We operate with small teams of highly motivated and experienced service, network and kernel engineers using whatever tools and technologies make sense to get the job done. Today, this includes:
- Hashicorp’s Nomad
While you can expect to spend most of your time in development and design, a large portion will also be spent digging into complex problems, including debugging third-party systems and recommending mitigations both immediate and long-term.
A qualified candidate has:
- Very strong experience with container systems such as docker, containerd, etc
- Building & deploying images
- Running and debugging containers
- Experience building applications in Golang
- Experience debugging complex systems through Linux debug tools and logs
- Tools such as strace, gdb, delve, perf
- Systems such as third-party applications, the kernel, logging pipelines
- Experience with linux fundamentals including pipes, signals, syscalls, etc
- Experience owning and debugging services without SSH
Other relevant technical experience includes:
- Common sandbox solutions such as seccomp, Chromium sandbox, usermode syscall virtualization (gVisor)
- Custom scheduling and multi-service coordination with Hashicorp’s Nomad and Consul
- Deep Linux/UNIX systems and Kernel knowledge
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.
126.96.36.199: We released 188.8.131.52 to help fix the foundation of the Internet by building a faster, more secure and privacy-centric public DNS resolver. This is available publicly for everyone to use - it is the first consumer-focused service Cloudflare has ever released. Here’s the deal - we don’t store client IP addresses never, ever. We will continue to abide by our privacy commitment and ensure that no user data is sold to advertisers or used to target consumers.
Sound like something you’d like to be a part of? We’d love to hear from you!
This position may require access to information protected under U.S. export control laws, including the U.S. Export Administration Regulations. Please note that any offer of employment may be conditioned on your authorization to receive software or technology controlled under these U.S. export laws without sponsorship for an export license.
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