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Infrastructure Systems Optimization Engineer
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
Austin, TX, USA • Remote in USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Operating Systems
  • Confidence to work in multiple programming languages - including C/C++, Go, Rust, Java, Python, Lua and other high performance languages
  • Experience (and love) for debugging to ensure the system works in all cases
  • Strong systems level programming skills
  • Excellent Linux operating system knowledge, patches to Operating Systems, and lightweight virtualization/VMM knowledge is a huge plus
  • Excited by the idea of optimizing complex distributed systems, discovering system bottlenecks and proposing solutions to solve in current system architecture or to inform future software/hardware development
  • Experience with a continuous integration workflow and using source control (we use git)
  • Knowledgeable about compute, storage, network hardware architecture, validation, performance benchmarking, debugging, and edge/datacenter deployment models - experience in serverless a big plus
  • Understanding of security issues and responsibilities
  • Experience with monitoring, alerting and debugging high volume production systems
  • Previous experience in testing, measuring, and/or simulating hardware and software performance/benchmarking and an understanding of no-stone-left-unturned experimentation
  • Fluent in analyses of data sets such as logs
  • Excellent at developing tools and automation to evaluate and optimize system HW/SW performance
  • Eager to work with internal HW engineering team to help validate, debug and proactively identify opportunities to maintain the most performant, power efficient and cost effective next-generation compute hardware and firmware for Cloudflare's system software, services and workloads
  • Excited to drive experiments on different system HW and SW optimizations working cross-functionally with Performance, Software Engineering, Hardware Engineering, Sourcing, and Product teams to deploy your recommendations globally
  • Track record of driving engineering projects from idea to experiment to implementation
  • Great oral and written communications skills
  • Desire to learn and improve
  • Willing and eager to mentor and share your knowledge internally and externally
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience with Lua, Rust or Go (or a strong desire to learn)
  • Experience with Javascript or Typescript
  • Experience with a web server / reverse proxy system (NGINX, Apache, Varnish)
  • Experience in deploying SaaS in different infrastructures at scale (hyperscale cloud, edge/ distributed system infrastructure)

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.
  • Competitive salaries
  • Take-what-you-need paid vacation policy
  • Comprehensive health plans and benefits
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave
  • Commuter and ride share options
  • Returnships
Company Core Values
  • Be curious to learn and grow
  • Communicate clearly, directly, and transparently
  • Do the right thing
  • Embrace diversity to make Cloudflare better
  • Get your work across the finish line
  • Lead with empathy and assume good intentions