Senior Systems Engineer - Rust
San Jose
hace 1 día

About Us

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.

What You'll Do

The products you will work on will fundamentally change how people interact with the internet. You will be making the internet faster and safer for everyone around the world.

You will be expected to work on the next generation of L4 / L7 proxies that can handle trillions of requests per month. This will involve working on protocol implementations such as (HTTP / 2, HTTP / 3, MASQUE, Wireguard), performance optimizations and the design of a low-level library for other teams to build applications on.

You should

  • Be comfortable making technical decisions and maintaining a code base with best practices.
  • Wish to work with talented peers by submitting and reviewing pull requests, engaging in design discussions, and teaming up to tackle new projects.
  • Be an advocate for ways the product and the team can work better.
  • Be excited about systems programming in Rust
  • Examples of desirable skills, knowledge, and experience

  • Proven experience / an interest in running high performance and enterprise scale services at pace and at scale whilst maintaining operational stability
  • Experience / interest in debugging, optimizing, and identifying failure modes in a large-scale distributed system.
  • Solid competencies in practical computer science, applying the right algorithms, data structures, concurrency control systems to software design, and building large, distributed systems
  • Experience / interest in security protocols and standards
  • Experience / interest in HTTP networking and VPN technologies.
  • Experience / interest in network performance monitoring and tuning
  • Experience of working with Product teams to balance technical agenda, operation of existing systems and new product development
  • Experience of analysing and communicating complex technical requirements and concepts, identify the highest priority areas, and carve a path to deliver
  • Driving communication and consensus across teams
  • Experience implementing tools, process, internal instrumentation, methodologies and resolving blockages
  • A drive for continuous improvement when it comes to both operations and new product development
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