Senior Software Engineer – Trust and Safety Engineering

  • Individual Contributor
  • TSPA Members
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Experience level: 4+ years


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About the Role

Engineers on the Trust & Safety Engineering team are responsible for the entire software development lifecycle for our products and services which include both internal and customer-facing software. Whether closing gaps in our abuse processing pipeline, extending our Trust & Safety platform, or road mapping the future of Trust & Safety solutions, software engineers on the Trust & Safety Engineering team are critical to Cloudflare’s ability to help make the internet a better place.   This role will be based out of our Austin office.  

What you’ll do

While the majority of our services are now written in Golang, you will also work with technologies such as React, Javascript, Rust, PHP, Lua, Salt, Kafka, Kubernetes, Airflow, Cadence and PostgresSQL. We are looking for great engineers regardless of experience with any of these specific technologies.  

Responsibilities include

  • Designing, building, running and scaling automation tools and services that support Trust and Safety efforts
  • Analyzing and communicating complex technical requirements and concepts, able to identify the highest priority areas and carve a path to deliver
  • Collaborating with product teams to understand goals and develop robust and scalable solutions that align with the customer need
  • Improving system design and architecture to ensure stability and performance of the internal and customer-facing compliance and anti-abuse services (handling 30-40K events per second)
  • Working closely with Cloudflare’s Trust and Safety team to help make the internet a better place
  • Ongoing monitoring and maintenance of production services, including participation in oncall rotations


Desirable skills and experience

  • More than 4+ years of experience building large-scale software applications
  • Experience designing and integrating RESTful APIs
  • Knowledge of SQL and common relational database systems such as PostgreSQL and MySQL
  • Excellent debugging and optimization skills
  • Expertise in writing well tested code
  • Experienced technical mentor with an interest in investing in the growth of team members


Bonus (Relevant but not required – we love to learn on the job!)

  • Understanding of DNS, TLS/SSL and HTTP
  • Understanding of web security issues and industry standards for access control
  • Experience with Go
  • Experience with Kafka
  • Experience building web applications using modern JavaScript frameworks
  • Experience with Kubernetes
  • Experience with PHP
  • Experience with Rust

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