Systems Engineer – Remote Browser Isolation

Published
June 4, 2022
Location
Chicago, IL
Category
Job Type

Description

About Us

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 handles trillions of requests per month. We also build and run the internal tools that build and run our software. 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 250 cities worldwide.

What You'll Do

In this role, you’ll help us build Browser Isolation, a secure remote browsing platform that protects users from security threats on the Internet. As an engineer on the Browser Isolation team, you will focus on designing, building, and scaling our Chromium-based distributed browsing engine. You will also contribute to the control plane that enables distributed Chromium-based browsers to deliver low-latency remote browsing for our users at scale across our global anycast network. You will solve problems of massive scale and significance, shaping the future of secure web browsing on the Internet.

Technologies we use:

  • Our frontend is written in WebAssembly, Typescript, and WebGL
  • Our remote streaming technology is based on WebRTC and Skia ( read our blog to learn more )
  • Our remote browser is based on Chromium and developed in C++
  • For our orchestration layer we use Nomad, Consul, Docker and Go

Examples Of Desirable Skills, Knowledge And Experience

Members of the Browser Isolation team contribute to all areas of the product. These include everything from making patches to Chromium, orchestrating tasks at the edge, and working on our build infrastructure. We’re looking for engineers at all levels who are excited to work broadly across our technology and service stack .

  • Deep understanding of Go or C++
  • Linux/UNIX systems knowledge
  • Systems-level debugging and performance optimization
  • Ability to effectively navigate, understand, and contribute to large codebases
  • Solid foundation in computer science, with strong competencies in algorithms, data structures, software design, and building large, distributed systems

Bonus Points

Experience working in low-latency real time environments such as remote computer streaming, game engine architecture, high frequency trading, etc. is a big plus. Also seeking experience with workload and container orchestration systems such as Nomad or Kubernetes.

Interest and ability to contribute deep expertise in one or more relevant areas, such as:

  • Working on a major browser engine
  • Distributed task orchestration
  • LLVM and or Emscripten toolchain

What Makes Cloudflare Special?

We’re not just a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company. We’re a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company with a soul. Fundamental to our mission to help build a better Internet is protecting the free and open Internet.

Project Galileo : We equip politically and artistically important organizations and journalists with powerful tools to defend themselves against attacks that would otherwise censor their work, technology already used by Cloudflare’s enterprise customers--at no cost.

Athenian Project : We created Athenian Project to ensure that state and local governments have the highest level of protection and reliability for free, so that their constituents have access to election information and voter registration.

Path Forward Partnership : Since 2016, we have partnered with Path Forward, a nonprofit organization, to create 16-week positions for mid-career professionals who want to get back to the workplace after taking time off to care for a child, parent, or loved one.

1.1.1.1 : We released 1.1.1.1 to help fix the foundation of the Internet by building a faster, more secure and privacy-centric public DNS resolver. This is available publicly for everyone to use - it is the first consumer-focused service Cloudflare has ever released. Here’s the deal - we don’t store client IP addresses never, ever. We will continue to abide by our privacy commitment and ensure that no user data is sold to advertisers or used to target consumers.

Sound like something you’d like to be a part of? We’d love to hear from you!

This position may require access to information protected under U.S. export control laws, including the U.S. Export Administration Regulations. Please note that any offer of employment may be conditioned on your authorization to receive software or technology controlled under these U.S. export laws without sponsorship for an export license.

Cloudflare is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people and place great value in both diversity and inclusiveness. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to their, or any other person's, perceived or actual race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, or any other basis protected by law. We are an AA/Veterans/Disabled Employer.

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