About Us

At Cloudflare, we have our eyes set on an ambitious goal: to help build a better Internet. Today, Cloudflare runs one of the world’s largest distributed networks that powers more than 1.5 trillion pageviews each month across 5 million Internet properties. More than 10 percent of all global Internet requests flow through Cloudflare’s network. Cloudflare protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code.

Our customers range from Fortune 500 companies and nonprofits to small businesses and budding entrepreneurs. Every day, about 12,000 new customers sign up. We’re working to create a faster, more secure, and more reliable experience for anyone online and given the scale at which we operate, our mission is big. Our team is hard at work shaping the future of the Internet by solving some of its toughest challenges. Come join us.

About the Department

Cloudflare’s Engineering Team builds and runs the software that handles about 10% of HTTP requests on the Internet today. 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 102 cities worldwide.

Responsibilities

We are looking for an outstanding Platform Operations Engineer to join our Platform Operations team. This team of talented engineers shapes the very way Cloudflare delivers it services, providing the operational platform upon which we deliver services to our customers. Here at Cloudflare, we have our eyes set on an ambitious goal: to build a better Web. We believe that with our talented team, smart technology, and engaged users, we can solve some of the biggest problems on the Web. Just how big?

  • We handle more than 10% of the world’s Internet traffic
  • We have over 8 Tbps of network transit capacity
  • We serve more web traffic than Twitter, Amazon, Apple, Instagram, Bing, & Wikipedia combined
  • Anytime we push code, it immediately affects over 200 million web surfers
  • Every day, more than 10,000 new customers sign-up for Cloudflare service
  • Every week, the average Internet user touches us more than 500 times
  • We serve data from over 100 data centers around the world

In this role, you will work with a team with diverse backgrounds, but everyone will have experience operating production environments at-scale, and be domain knowledge experts in operations best-practices. Many of the engineers on this team have software-development backgrounds. However, our Platform Operations team is not just a ‘DevOps’ group; this team builds fault-tolerant, highly automated and resilient services.

You thrive in a fast-paced iterative engineering environment and have experience delivering scalable distributed systems. You are comfortable switching between “builder” and “operator” paradigms, and routinely reconcile discrepancies between the two via automation. Most importantly, you will have a track record of building outstanding systems and software.

Requirements

  • Hands-on experience building production platform environments.

  • Experience developing software in Go, Python or C/C++

  • Experience developing complicated, enterprise-grade software projects

  • Direct experience building and managing distributed systems

  • Strong knowledge of core Internet protocols (e.g. HTTP, DNS)

  • Strong knowledge of databases, web performance, and web security

  • Extremely knowledgeable about infrastructure environments and thrive on building and expanding capacity

  • Agile experience in an infrastructure environment is not required, but an understanding of agile and an ability to think agile is required

Desirable Skills

  • Formal computer science background (BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent)

  • Practical experiencing deploying and managing internetworking equipment, including switches, routers and firewalls

  • Practical knowledge of Internet transit, including BGP and AnyCast

What Makes Us 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. In 2014, we launched Project Galileo, an initiative through which we partner with global NGOs to identify websites at risk of attack and provide the same state-of-the-art mitigation technology already used by Cloudflare’s enterprise customers--at no cost. Project Galileo equips politically and artistically important organizations and journalists with powerful tools to defend themselves against attacks that would otherwise censor their work.

Additionally, in 2016, we announced our partnership with Path Forward, a nonprofit organization that works with companies to create 18-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. With the lofty goal of shaping the future of the Internet, we’re focused on recruiting the best and the brightest, no matter what.

Cloudflare hires the best people based on an evaluation of their abilities and 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.

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