Full Stack Engineer

Cloudflare - San Francisco, CA

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!  

What you'll do

You will work as part of our core engineering team in San Francisco which builds the Cloudflare system running in 150+ cities around the world. Your code will impact upwards of 2.8 billion people/month. Your work will focus on building robust, secure and high performance distributed systems. We are a small engineering team operating at massive scale, so what you do will have huge influence.

We work in agile teams, so you will be supported by colleagues, and collaborate with other teams around the company. Our San Francisco engineering teams include:

Security Engineering

Builds TLS offerings (Universal SSL, Dedicated Certificates, etc) and owns the pipelines that drive certificate ordering, issuance, and deployments to our edge, along with the customer UIs to manage it all. The team helps encrypt the entire web traffic by handling billions of SSL requests everyday which is critical to build a safer, better Internet.

API

Builds the public facing APIs, that power the Cloudflare dashboard, granular access control policies and different user authentication models. These foundational models have a far reaching impact. 

Dev Tools

Builds tooling/automation and infrastructure services that helps developers at Cloudflare build and ship software with minimal friction. This team works with all of the engineering teams at Cloudflare and plays a critical role to increase developer velocity across the whole organization.

Application Services

Builds tools and application services (SDK + UI) that 100s of our fellow engineers use every day as the building blocks of the Cloudflare platform. This team also builds some customer facing software used by millions of customers. 

Load Balancing 

The team owns our load balancing product end-to-end—from the core functionality at our edge, to internal systems and pipelines, to the configuration and reporting UI available in our customer dashboard.

If you have a preference for any of these teams, please note it in your application.

We work with technologies such as Go, React, Javascript, PHP, Lua, Salt, Kafka and PostgresSQL but are looking for good engineers regardless of experience with any of these specific technologies.

Desirable skills and experience

  • More than 1+ years of experience building large-scale software applications
  • Experience building web applications using modern JavaScript frameworks
  • Experience designing and integrating RESTful APIs
  • Knowledge of SQL and common relational database systems such as PostgreSQL and MySQL
  • Excellent debugging and optimization skills
  • Unit/integration testing experience

Bonus

  • Experience with Backbone and React.js
  • Experience with Go
  • Experience with Kafka
  • Experience with PHP

 What Makes Us 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.

1.1.1.1: We released 1.1.1.1 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!

Cloudflare is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people and place great value in both diversity and inclusiveness.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to their, or any other person's, perceived or actual race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, or any other basis protected by law. We are an AA/Veterans/Disabled Employer.

Cloudflare provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.  Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job. Examples of reasonable accommodations include, but are not limited to, changing the application process, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.  If you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job, please contact us via e-mail at hr@cloudflare.com or via mail at 101 Townsend St. San Francisco, CA 94115.


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