Systems Engineer - Containers
About the department
You’ll be a part of Cloudflare's Emerging Technology and Incubation team. This is where new, bold, products are built and released within Cloudflare. Rather than being constrained by the structures which make Cloudflare a successful business, we leverage our network to deliver entirely new tools and products to our customers. We operate with very small teams of highly motivated and experienced service, network and kernel engineers. We use whatever tools / technologies make sense to get the job done, currently this includes technologies such as Linux Containers, Golang, Consul, Nomad, and gVisor.
What you'll do
In this role, you will play an active part in designing, building, and scaling a highly-available, secure platform for containers running on Cloudflare’s edge compute network with physical presence in over 200 cities. You will solve problems of massive scale and significance, shaping the future of security on the Internet and contribute to all areas of the product such as resource management, performance, security and usability.
Examples of desirable skills, knowledge and experience
- Familiarity with the underpinnings of container technology such as cgroups, namespaces and ptrace
- Building system-level applications in Golang
- Foundational understanding of how networks work (e.g. routing, subnets)
- Experience with task orchestration systems such as Kubernetes, Docker Swarm, Nomad
- Solid foundation in computer science, with strong competencies in algorithms, data structures, software design
Interest and ability to contribute deep expertise in one or more relevant areas, such as:
- Blackbox systems debugging with tools such as perf and strace
- Common sandbox solutions such as seccomp, Chromium sandbox, usermode syscall virtualization
- Custom scheduling and multi-service coordination with Hashicorp’s Nomad and Consul
- Using Saltstack to configure complex infrastructures
- Deep Linux/UNIX systems knowledge
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 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.
Sound like something you’d like to be a part of? We’d love to hear from you!
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