About the department
The Core Metal Team will be the Hardware team's primary point of contact for new hardware specifications and working together to evaluate new hardware.
The Hardware team will be our point of contact for escalations to the hardware manufacturers and specific requirements for hardware orders (BIOS settings, firmware versions, DMI information).
We will also work toward the eventual goal of having the manufacturers run our acceptance test suite prior to delivering hardware
What you'll do
An engineering role at Cloudflare provides an opportunity to address some big challenges, at scale. We believe that with our talented team, we can solve some of the biggest security, reliability and performance problems facing the Internet. Just how big?
We are looking for talented Systems Reliability Engineers to build and operate the platform which makes Cloudflare customers place their trust in us.
Our SREs come from a variety of technical backgrounds and have built up their knowledge working in different environments.
But the common factors across all of our reliability-focused engineers include a passion for automation, scalability, and operational excellence.
We are still a small team, well-funded, growing quickly and focused on building an extraordinary company. This is a superb opportunity to join a high-performing team and scale our high-growth network as Cloudflare’s business grows.
You will build tools to constantly improve availability, performance, uptime and response times. You will nurture a passion for an automate everything approach that makes systems failure-resistant and ready-to-scale.
Cloudflare SREs work in either the Core organization or the Edge organization. This role is within a sub-team of Core SRE which is responsible for hardware and data center infrastructure automation and management, building the layer between the physical infrastructure and the services that Engineering and other SREs uses on a day-to-day basis.
You will be working from low-level projects (e.g. BIOS, kernel, BMC) to full software development projects (APIs for hardware resource management, provisioning automation, etc) to help manage and scale our infrastructure.
This is a highly-collaborative role, working closely with other SRE, Software Engineering, Hardware Engineering, Capacity Planning, and Platform teams.
Strong communication skills are required.
Examples of desirable skills, knowledge and experience
Some tools that we use