Research Intern
2024
Posted on 2/13/2024
Cloudflare

1,001-5,000 employees

Web performance & security platform
Company Overview
Cloudflare's mission is to help build a better Internet. The company specializes in providing a content delivery network and DDoS mitigation services.
Consumer Software
Hardware

Company Stage

Series E

Total Funding

$354.3M

Founded

2009

Headquarters

San Francisco, California

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

7%

1 year growth

15%

2 year growth

51%
Locations
San Francisco, CA, USA
Experience Level
Intern
Desired Skills
TCP/IP
Rust
JavaScript
Git
Data Structures & Algorithms
Computer Networking
CategoriesNew
Lab & Research
Software Engineering
Requirements
  • Interest in solving open-ended problems
  • Proven track record of peer-reviewed research, open-source software contributions, or standards development
  • Some level of research maturity
  • Experience with a continuous integration workflow and use of source control (git)
  • Strong systems level programming skills
  • Ability to work in multiple languages such as Go, Rust, and Javascript
  • Experience with computer networking protocols (TCP/IP, DNS, BGP, QUIC, etc.) and related algorithms
  • Experience with machine learning analysis for systems or network optimization
  • Experience with authentication protocols, applied cryptography, PKI, and SSL/TLS
  • Experience with operating or distributed systems analysis or development
  • Experience with applied cryptography and cryptographic protocols
  • Experience with measurement for network and computer systems
Responsibilities
  • Solving difficult problems in security, performance, and privacy at scale
  • Systems engineering, open source software development, protocol design, and implementation of primitives
  • Making cutting edge research contributions in-house and in collaboration with academia and Internet standards organizations
  • Matching successful candidates to suitable projects
  • Welcoming novel proposals and ideas that can help to inform or build a better Internet
  • Participating in Cloudflare's Research Program Areas
  • Sharing knowledge and skills
Desired Qualifications
  • Proven track record of independently driving projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience with high throughput/low latency real-time systems and/or content delivery networks