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 • Remote in USA
Experience Level
Intern
Desired Skills
Rust
JavaScript
Git
Computer Networking
CategoriesNew
Lab & Research
Software Engineering
Requirements
  • Proven track record of peer-reviewed research, open-source software contributions, or standards development
  • Experience with a continuous integration workflow, and use of source control (we use git)
  • Strong systems level programming skills
  • Interest in solving open-ended problems
  • Evidence of ability to work in multiple languages -- Go, Rust and Javascript are particularly desirable
  • Experience (and love) for debugging to ensure the system works in all cases
  • Willing and eager to share knowledge, with the skills to do so
  • Knowledge or experience with at least one of the following: Computer networking protocols, Machine learning analysis for systems or network optimization, Authentication protocols, Operating or distributed systems analysis or development, Applied cryptography and cryptographic protocols, 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, implementation of primitives, with lots of measurement alongside
  • Making cutting edge research contributions in-house, as well as in collaboration with academia, Internet standards organizations like the IETF, and more
  • Matching successful candidates to suitable projects
  • Welcoming novel proposals and ideas that can help to inform or build a better Internet
  • Participating in Cloudflare Research's six current program areas
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