Senior Developer Advocate (Confluent Kafka Community)

May, 18
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Confluent is pioneering a fundamentally new category of data infrastructure focused on data in motion. Have you ever found a new favourite series on Netflix, picked up groceries curbside at Walmart, or paid for something using Square? That’s the power of data in motion in action—giving organisations instant access to the massive amounts of data that is constantly flowing throughout their business. At Confluent, we’re building the foundational platform for this new paradigm of data infrastructure. Our cloud-native offering is designed to be the intelligent connective tissue enabling real-time data, from multiple sources, to constantly stream across the organisation. With Confluent, organisations can create a central nervous system to innovate and win in a digital-first world.
We’re looking for self-motivated team members who crave a challenge and feel energised to roll up their sleeves and help realise Confluent’s enormous potential. Chart your own path and take healthy risks as we solve big problems together. We value having diverse teams and want you to grow as we grow—whether you’re just starting out in your career or managing a large team, you’ll be amazed at the magnitude of your impact.
About the Role
As a Developer Advocate for Confluent, you will help developers be successful using Apache Kafka and Confluent technologies and feel awesome while they do it. During the pandemic, you won’t travel much, but you will engage with the community online and build compelling content from home. You’re eager to be part of a diverse team with big goals, and you have an unremittingly positive attitude. Ultimately, you will help developers achieve our mission: to build a streaming data platform and put it at the heart of every company.

What you'll do:

    • Engage online and in person (when possible) with the community of developers, ops professionals, and other distributed systems enthusiasts around the world, teaching and inspiring them to apply event streaming technologies more effectively
    • Write sample code, build creative new conference talks, make screencasts, make compelling tutorial videos, and write some of the best blog posts the streaming data world has ever seen
    • Deliver talks at conferences and meetups
    • Help other developers by interacting on Confluent Community Slack, Stack Overflow, Twitter, GitHub, or places where developers come for help online
    • Represent the developer community to the Confluent product and engineering teams, making sure that everything we build is easy to learn and sensible to use

What we're looking for:

    • You’re a seasoned software developer with 5+ years on the job
    • You’re a great writer, and can create winsome, on-brand technical blog posts
    • You can write top-quality code samples and mini applications to demonstrate the technologies you want to teach
    • You can record screencasts and instructional videos of your talks and articles
    • You’re a fun, confident speaker at conferences and meetups—even online
    • In a different world, you could be a product manager, able to imagine how a product should be built for maximum developer happiness, and able to persuade other stakeholders of your approach

Additional highly desirable experience:

    • You’re a good JVM language programmer (Java preferred)
    • You’re up to date with current JVM community engineering practices
    • You know something about distributed systems, maybe even Kafka
    • You constantly keep up to date on the latest technologies related to Confluent, streaming data, and distributed systems
Come As You Are
At Confluent, equality is a core tenet of our culture. We are committed to building an inclusive global team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, beliefs, and experiences. The more diverse we are, the richer our community and the broader our impact.
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