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
Emerging Technologies & Incubation (ETI) is where new and bold products are built and released within Cloudflare. Rather than being constrained by the structures which make Cloudflare a massively successful business, we are able to leverage them to deliver entirely new tools and products to our customers. Cloudflare’s edge and network make it possible to solve problems at massive scale and efficiency which would be impossible for almost any other organization.
What you’ll do
Here at Cloudflare, privacy is core to what we do. This includes giving users more control over their data, working with browser and operating system vendors to reduce cross-site tracking, and/or building first-party, privacy-focused products for customers ourselves, we’re increasingly working to improve the default state of privacy and security on the web.
On the job, you'll collaborate with our research team to build of privacy-preserving measurement and analytics systems based on emerging cryptography standards, deploy new versions of our production grade connection and application layer proxies, iterate on and improve our solution for verifying the authenticity of code served in the browser, and help us scale the systems that power our WARP (184.108.40.206) mobile apps. We’re looking for someone excited about building – and helping us brainstorm – the future of privacy infrastructure at Cloudflare.
Examples of desirable skills, knowledge and experience:
- 3+ years of experience working with browsers, web frameworks, or building privacy software
- Solid foundation in computer science and software engineering with strong competencies in software design and building distributed systems
- Experience implementing tools, process, internal instrumentation, methodologies and resolving blockages
- Comfortable with systems level languages like Rust and/or Go
- Great communication skills and the ability to work on various initiatives.
- A kind and generous attitude towards customers and coworkers alike.
- A passion for solving meaningful real-world problems for end-users.
- Own your work from early discussions to the day it ships.
- A high regard for good documentation.
- Working hands-on with your team and our users to ship production ready, industry-standard code.
- Collaborating with engineers, researchers, product managers, designers, and other stakeholders.
- Advocating for end-user privacy in the applications and services you build and contribute to maintaining a high degree of reliability and stability for the applications we ship.
- Communicating effectively across the team.
- You’ve worked on and/or contributed to a major browser or web framework, and understand the web security model well
- You are comfortable working with cryptographic concepts, such as public-key encryption, digital signatures, hash functions, etc., and have an appetite to learn more advanced cryptography.
- An interest in collaborating on new Internet standards surrounding privacy and security.
- Previous experience shipping privacy-centric products and/or in a privacy-first organization.
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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.
220.127.116.11: We released 18.104.22.168 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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