Systems Engineer - Infrastructure Hardware Tools

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 trillions of requests per month. Cloudflare protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare have all 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 recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer and named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Company Cultures list.

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

Cloudflare's Infrastructure Team builds the massive geographically distributed infrastructure that handles enormous amounts of HTTP requests on the Internet today. We have over 200 colo deployments in as many cities globally, with a massive hardware presence to match. The Infrastructure Team consists of Hardware, Datacenter, and Network teams. The Hardware team is responsible for scoping, proving, & deploying new hardware technologies and systems to help Cloudflare scale & expand our Edge Compute Platform efficiently & reliably. Hardware team is also responsible for validating ODM servers that meet the challenges of a massively growing infrastructure.

What you'll do

We are looking for a talented systems engineer to be part of our new infrastructure team in Austin office. Come be part of the founding team in our new Austin digs and work with a group of passionate, talented engineers that will be creating innovative infrastructure. The amount of request being processed is massive and we utilize all the latest technology to ensure its scalability and availability. We’re a team that aims higher! Check out what we did with ARM, and one of our new compute products we launched on our edge platform.

Examples of desirable skills, knowledge and experience

  • Excited by the idea of working with new hardware technologies to help continue building innovative edge cloud applications
  • Experience (and love) for automation … making their and others’ lives easier and strives for simplicity
  • Experienced in installation, configuration, monitoring and maintenance of a large server deployments
  • Experienced in building tools for Hardware/Datacenter provisioning, monitoring, or repairs
  • Experienced in server BMC or other OOB controllers; AMI firmware stack & Aspeed BMC, OpenBMC, OpenTitan, or similar embedded software stacks
  • Analyzes and diagnoses infrastructure problems related to provisioning or hardware technologies.
  • Assists with developing policies, procedures, and standards for installing, configuring, and supporting our servers.
  • Experienced in Linux systems
  • Experienced in Python, Shell, Perl, or other scripting languages
  • Passionate about building automated systems with multiple components / modules

Bonus Points 

  • Collaborative and excited to work with cross functional and globally distributed teams
  • Sweats the details thru documentation, wikis, and tech blogs
  • Loves to challenge the status quo and provides new/better solutions

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.

Project Athenian: 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. We released 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 policy and ensure that no user data is sold to advertisers or used to target consumers.

Sound like something you’d like to be a part of? We’d love to hear from you!

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