At Confluent, we’re creating a category that transforms how every company manages and streams data. Have you ever found a new favorite series on Netflix, picked up groceries curbside at Walmart, or paid for something using Square? That’s Confluent in action—giving our customers instant access to massive amounts of real-time data, enabling them to thrive in an ever-changing digital world. As one of the fastest-growing enterprise companies in history, and with Fortune 100 customers across major industries, we have a tremendous opportunity in front of us. We also have experience on our side. Our leaders have taken companies of our size to major success before and include some of the original creators of Apache Kafka®.
We’re looking for self-motivated team members who crave a challenge and feel energized to roll up their sleeves and help realize Confluent’s unlimited potential. Chart your own path and take healthy risks with the backing and support of our #OneTeam culture. Be part of inclusive initiatives like Employee Resource Groups and development programs, and take advantage of benefits that support our diverse global teams. Grow as we grow—whether you’re just starting out or managing a large team, you’ll be amazed at the magnitude of your impact.
Dubbed an "open-source unicorn" by Forbes, Confluent is the fastest-growing enterprise subscription company our investors have ever seen. And how are we growing so fast? By pioneering a new technology category with an event streaming platform, which enables companies to leverage their data as a continually updating stream of events, not as static snapshots. This innovation has led Coatue Management, Altimeter Capital and Franklin Templeton to join earlier investors Sequoia Capital, Benchmark, and Index Ventures in the recent Series E financing of a combined $250 million at a $4.5B valuation. Our product has been adopted by Fortune 100 customers across all industries, and we’re being led by the best in the space—our founders were the original creators of Apache Kafka®. We’re looking for talented and amazing team players who want to accelerate our growth, while doing some of the best work of their careers. Join us as we build the next transformative technology platform!
About the Role
As a security leader at Confluent, you will lead a team of security architects and engineers responsible for defining and executing on the security strategy of our product for both on-prem and Cloud. You will ensure that security is embedded in how we build our products from design and development to testing to how we run them in the cloud, and partner with product and engineering teams to strategically guard against existing or emerging threats. This position is responsible for cultivating a culture of security awareness across Eng, Product, and the rest of the organization. The ideal candidate has deep technical security knowledge and expertise and will help define and implement robust security architecture strategies, frameworks and governance processes. This position is preferred to be based out of our headquarters in Mountain View, CA, but not required.
What you’ll do
Drive and influence software security across the organization by partnering with key stakeholders throughout Confluent
Propose, design, build and deploy security solutions, frameworks, automation and orchestration to secure cloud applications
Identify opportunities for implementing additional technology controls to build more visibility or defend key points of attack
Perform product security reviews and provide critical security guidance to engineers and product managers
Enhance our security automation, leveraging or building software security tooling to help scale
Drive the development of an effective product security governance program that ensures strategic alignment of product security and broader corporate and business unit objectives
Develop and drive security-related communication, training and awareness programs across the organization
Cultivate a high performing team of engaged engineers who will continue to evolve to address the product security needs of the company
What we’re looking for
Strong security engineering fundamentals background, especially in the fields of product and cloud security
The knowledge, experience and perspective necessary to own outcomes, influence stakeholders, and provide effective leadership when it comes to keeping our customers and our product safe
Decision-maker with the ability to operate with freedom and autonomy
Ability to own and oversee numerous initiatives, while working collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders, and adjust priorities upon evolving business needs
A data-driven, decision-making mindset
Experience working with distributed teams and other cross-functional stakeholders
Come As You Are
At Confluent, equality is a core tenet of our culture. We are committed to building an inclusive global team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, beliefs, and experiences. The more diverse we are, the richer our community and the broader our impact.
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