Director, Corporate Engineering – Remote – US – Remote

Director, Corporate Engineering – Remote – US




Confluent is pioneering a fundamentally new category of data infrastructure focused on data in motion. Have you ever found a new favorite series on Netflix, picked up groceries curbside at Walmart, or paid for something using Square? That’s the power of data in motion in action—giving organizations instant access to the massive amounts of data that is constantly flowing throughout their business. At Confluent, we’re building the foundational platform for this new paradigm of data infrastructure. Our cloud-native offering is designed to be the intelligent connective tissue enabling real-time data, from multiple sources, to constantly stream across the organization. With Confluent, organizations can create a central nervous system to innovate and win in a digital-first world.

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 enormous potential. Chart your own path and take healthy risks as we solve big problems together. We value having diverse teams and want you to grow as we grow—whether you’re just starting out in your career or managing a large team, you’ll be amazed at the magnitude of your impact.

About The Team:

The Information Technology team’s mission is to keep us efficient & secure by ensuring the systems and technology that we use everyday are always up and running.  The team is responsible for managing Confluent’s enterprise-wide systems & infrastructure and providing end user support.  The IT group oversees a cloud first environment with a mixture of on premises & public cloud infrastructure as well as a large number of best of breed SaaS applications.  

About The Role:

The Director, Corporate Engineering , will oversee a globally distributed team of employees & contractors that manage Confluent’s enterprise-wide employee facing technology platforms.  The incumbent will be responsible for architecture, design, planning and implementation for infrastructure and SaaS applications across the organization.  There are four main pillars reporting into the Director, Identity & Access Management, Infrastructure & Dev Tools, Client Engineering, & Platform Administration.

What You Will Do:

  • Global accountability for roadmaps, performance, and availability of the Corporate IT Systems Infrastructure & SaaS Applications
  • Provide mentorship, coaching, and professional development to a team of direct reports
  • Working in conjunction with the Head of IT develop strategy & roadmaps for Confluent employee systems
  • Accountable for stability of network & server infrastructure in Confluent facilities globally
  • Develop scripting or low-code solutions for automation & integration 
  • Administration of enterprise wide applications used for productivity & collaboration (GSuite, Zoom, Slack, Atlassian, Okta)
  • Responsible for a large Atlassian Cloud deployment of Jira, Jira Service Management, and Confluence
  • Responsible for endpoint management systems (JAMF, Intune, Munki, etc)
  • Responsible for implementing processes to support 3rd party audit controls
  • Lead projects through ideation, design, development, implementation, and support
  • Maintain documentation, system roadmaps, and internal process runbooks
  • Manage multi-cloud corporate environments including a combination of compute, networking, storage, and PaaS solutions
  • Develop dashboard, reports, and KPIs for performance & productivity reporting for systems and personnel
  • Partner with stakeholders in engineering, infosec, and other groups 
  • Participate in a recurring on call rotation

What You Will Bring:

  • 5+ years experience as an IT Manager with direct reports in addition to 8+ years of experience as a Systems Engineer with progressively increasing responsibilities in a rapidly growing mid-size enterprise; Prior Director experience preferred
  • Expertise with traditional infrastructure technologies; Virtualization, Storage, Networking, Firewalls, & Wireless, and various server operating systems
  • Deep experience with AWS, Azure, and GCP
  • Experience managing Atlassian products including administration, projects, and workflows
  • Hands on experience with a variety of security technologies including SASE, CASB, IPS/IDS, IAM & SSO
  • Experience working with and integrating SaaS solutions covering a combination of productivity, collaboration, communication, and security tools
  • Understanding of variety compliance frameworks such as SOC2, ISO270001, SOX, etc
  • Experience writing scripts using bash, python, or other languages
  • Formal Project Management Experience; Understanding of waterfall vs. agile methodologies 
  • Familiarity with open source platforms and tools
  • Strong communication, presentation, and documentation skills
  • Ability to engage with stakeholders at all levels of the organization
  • Self-starter who can take projects from ideation to completion with minimal guidance
  • Ability to work on multiple complex projects simultaneously

At Confluent, we are committed to providing competitive pay and benefits that are in line with industry standards. We analyze and carefully consider several factors when determining compensation, including work history, education, professional experience and location. This position has an annual estimated salary of $183,800 – $216,000 USD, an annual bonus, and a competitive equity package. The actual pay may vary depending on your skills, qualifications, experience and work location. In addition, Confluent offers a wide range of employee benefits. To learn more about our benefits click HERE.


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. Employment decisions are made on the basis of job-related criteria without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Confluent requires all employees (in office and remote) in the U.S. to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Consistent with federal, state, and local requirements, Confluent will consider requests for reasonable accommodation based on medical conditions/contraindications or sincerely-held religious beliefs where it is able to do so without undue hardship to the company.

Click here to review our California Candidate Privacy Notice, which describes how and when Confluent, Inc., and its group companies, collects, uses, and shares certain personal information of California job applicants and prospective employees.


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