Senior Storage Engineer
Posted on: January 15, 2022
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
An engineering role at Cloudflare provides an opportunity to
address some big challenges, at scale. We believe that with our
talented team, we can tackle some of the biggest security,
reliability and performance problems facing the Internet.
We are searching for storage engineers to make storage fast,
resilient and reliable across the many use cases that an
application on the internet requires.
Our Engineers come from a variety of technical backgrounds and work
across a broad range of environments and codebases. Common
qualities across all of our performance-focused engineers include a
passion for analysis, optimization, scaling, networking, cross team
collaboration and hard problem solving.
What You'll Do
This is a hands-on role in which you will design and code
comprehensive block, file and object storage tools, as well as
testing frameworks, while taking on a technical leadership role,
improving productivity of our engineering teams and bringing
standardization to our processes and practices.
You will be responsible for the uptime and reliability of a cloud
scale storage solution spanning 250+ cities and supporting an ever
expanding number of applications. You will build services that can
adapt to shifting workload demands to ensure a fast and reliable
delivery of a globally distributed storage service..
Communication within your team and across teams is an important
aspect of this role. The ideal candidate should be able to
succinctly explain capabilities and limitations of the storage
system crisply and clearly.
Read more on our blog!
- 8+ years hands-on systems engineering experience
- Knowledge of Linux Storage IO stack
- Linux systems knowledge including performance tools and
- CS fundamentals and comfortable working in multiple languages
- Research, analyze, and recommend changes required for system
- Instrumentation of storage management systems
- Knowledge of redundant storage architecture
- Distributed storage experience
- Management and recovery of scaled storage systems
- Experience with the Linux kernel and Linux software
- Performance analysis and debugging
- Configuration management systems such as Saltstack, Chef,
Puppet or Ansible
- Load balancing and reverse proxies such as Nginx, Varnish,
HAProxy or Apache
- SQL databases
- Time series databases such as OpenTSDB, Graphite, Prometheus or
- Key/Value stores
- Network fundamentals DHCP, ARP, subnetting, routing, firewalls,
- Internetworking and BGP
- Experience with network programming in C, C++ or Go
- Experience with continuous / rapid release engineering
- Strong tooling and automation development experience
- Experience working in a 24/7/365 service environment
- High-bandwidth transit Internetworking and routing
Some tools that we use
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
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
184.108.40.206 : We released 220.127.116.11 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
Sound like something you'd like to be a part of? We'd love to hear
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