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 Team
We are a team of software engineers who build distributed systems critical to keeping Cloudflare's network operating smoothly and efficiently. Millions of users and customers depend upon Cloudflare every hour of every day, even if it isn't visible to them. The systems developed by the Unimog team make that possible.
We work with the latest Linux network technologies and low-level details of network protocols. But we're also responsible for sophisticated automated control systems. The code we write runs on thousands of servers in hundreds of data centers around the world.
As the scale of Cloudflare's network and the variety of services we offer continue to grow, so do the challenges we tackle.What You Will Do
You will be at the center of innovation for compute and automation for our platform that consists of thousands of servers in hundreds of locations around the world. You will be expected to lead a team that creates new solutions, like Unimog , as well as figure out new ways to make better use of the resources we have available. This is a challenging role as you and your team will constantly need to balance innovation, reliability, efficiency and business factors. Your focus will be on solving the challenges as they arise.
You will lead a team of passionate, talented engineers who build and run key components of Cloudflare's platform. You will guide, inspire and support those engineers to do their best work and grow in their roles. You will play an active part in shaping the technology direction of Cloudflare, helping the team to understand the business context and the rest of the organization to understand what is technically possible. You will coordinate the response to production incidents. You will define the long-term mission for the team, and hire new team members accordingly.
You thrive in a fast-paced, iterative engineering environment and have experience in 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.What We Are Looking For
Smart, innovative, seasoned manager, has a broad experience covering some or all of network protocols, distributed systems, kernel development and operational concerns - and the curiosity to learn more about these things. You should be comfortable in experimenting and taking calculated risks to establish if what we are trying to do will work and SCALE. You need to be able to investigate difficult system interactions and reason why things are happening that way and how to rectify the behavior to meet expectations.Checklist
What Makes Cloudflare Special?
- Familiar with systems programming in languages such as Go, Rust and C.
- Willing to dive into new technologies, and a demonstrated ability to do so
- Awareness of networking concepts down to layer 2 (IP, TCP, UDP, QUIC, DNS, HTTPS, BGP etc).
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!
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