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Engineering Manager, FL Product

Employer
Cloudflare
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
27 May 2021

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Sector
Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Permanent
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About UsAt 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 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 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 DepartmentCloudflare's Engineering Team builds and runs the software that serves 28 million HTTP requests per second on average. We also build and run the internal tools that build and run our software. 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 more than 200 cities worldwide.

What you'll doCloudflare's FL Platform is responsible for routing, validating, and securely processing all 28 million/sec HTTP requests that hit the Cloudflare edge. This platform is a mix of open source systems such as NGINX with Lua, and increasingly our own code written in Rust, C++, Go, and Python.

As Engineering Manager for Front Line (FL) Product you will lead the London-based team of engineers that develops on top of the FL Platform to deliver strategic product development initiatives for our customers. This unique role presents an opportunity to be at the nexus of the Cloudflare edge applications and operations, and to closely collaborate with other product and engineering teams.

You will lead a team of passionate, talented engineers who are building innovative products that touch billions of web requests each day. You will play an active part in shaping product strategy based on what's technically possible. You will make sure our company hits our ambitious goals from an engineering standpoint.

You bring a passion for meeting business needs with building technically innovative solutions, and excel at shifting between the two-understanding how big-picture goals inform technical details, and vice-versa. You thrive in a fast-paced iterative engineering environment and have experience delivering scalable distributed systems. Most importantly, you will have a track record of having past teams respect you as both a technical leader and manager.

Examples Of Desirable Skills, Knowledge And Experience
  • 5+ years experience in engineering management
  • Solid foundation in computer science, with strong competencies in algorithms, data structures, software design, and building large, distributed systems
  • Proven experience in building and running enterprise products and services at pace and at scale whilst maintaining operational stability
  • Strong experience working with web performance, reverse proxy, caching and load balancing
  • Strong experience of working with closely Product teams to inform the roadmap and balance priorities
  • Experience in representing Engineering teams strategically when cross-team design and planning is required
  • Excel at planning, creating teams and overseeing execution to meet commitments and deliver with predictability
  • Demonstrate a track record of managing a team including hiring, on-boarding, and professional development. You inspire your team to reach higher. You're as good at explaining "why" as you are "how"
  • Experience implementing tools, process, internal instrumentation, methodologies and resolving blockages
  • A passion for continuous improvement when it comes to new product development
  • Comfortable managing teams/projects with tight deadlines and short release cycles
Bonus Points
  • Familiarity working with Rust and Lua
  • Familiarity working with NGINX, DNS, database systems, Internet performance, and/or Internet security
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.

1.1.1.1 : We released 1.1.1.1 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.

Cloudflare is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people and place great value in both diversity and inclusiveness. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to their, or any other person's, perceived or actual race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, or any other basis protected by law. We are an AA/Veterans/Disabled Employer.

Cloudflare provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job. Examples of reasonable accommodations include, but are not limited to, changing the application process, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. If you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job, please contact us via e-mail at hr@cloudflare.com or via mail at 101 Townsend St. San Francisco, CA 94107.
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