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 approximately 25 million Internet properties, for customers ranging from individual bloggers to SMBs to Fortune 500 companies. Cloudflare protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare all have 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 named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Company Cultures list and ranked among the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company.

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 Engineering Team builds and runs the software that helps power 20+ million Internet properties. The Engineering Team is split into two groups: one handles product development and the other handles operations. Product development covers both new features and functionality and scaling our existing software to meet the challenges of a massively growing customer base. The operations team handles one of the world’s largest networks with data centers in 102 cities worldwide.

About the team

The Engineering Programs & Productivity team has a charter to build tools and services that help easily integrate a base set of capabilities into Cloudflare’s products. These services have cross cutting concerns that 100s of fellow engineers use as the building blocks at Cloudflare. The team also writes customer-facing software that is redundant for each product development team to build and that serve high volumes of requests every day.

About the Role

The Senior Software Engineer, Engineering Programs & Productivity gets the rare opportunity to engage across every major development team at Cloudflare. Whether closing gaps in our event-logging or creating an alerts notification platform, the Senior Software Engineer is critical to Cloudflare’s ability to scale our people organization to match the reach of our products.

What you’ll do

You will be responsible for designing, building, running and scaling application services. You will work in technologies such as Go, Kubernetes, React, Javascript, PHP, Lua, Salt, Kafka and PostgresSQL. We are looking for good engineers regardless of experience with any of these specific technologies.

Desirable skills and experience

  • More than 3+ years of experience building large-scale software applications
  • Experience designing and integrating RESTful APIs
  • Experience building web applications using modern JavaScript frameworks
  • Knowledge of SQL and common relational database systems such as PostgreSQL and MySQL
  • Excellent debugging and optimization skills
  • Unit/integration testing experience
  • Interest in opportunities to be a technical mentor for teammates


  • Experience with Go
  • Experience with Kafka
  • Experience with PHP, React.js
  • Experience with Kubernetes