Software Practice Lead: Developer Enablement [Remote - United Kingdom]

Developer Experience

Remote, England

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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
Did you ever have one of those teachers in school who captured your imagination, unwrapping the satisfaction of an equation or the hidden meaning behind classical prose? At Confluent this is what teaching is about, imparting the excitement of new technology, the insights and trade-offs you need to build reliable systems, and the inspiring idea that data-in-motion is as important as data at rest in the software systems of our future. As a Software Practice Lead in our developer enablement team you'll be responsible for high-profile, deeply technical training that coaches the community on how best to build cutting-edge event streaming systems. You'll use your extensive experience of designing, deploying, and running data systems in several ways: by contributing your own courses, and by helping the rest of the developer enablement team do the same – imbuing the training with practitioner wisdom that addresses the needs of both novice and experienced developers. Training like this, this, or this.

What You Will Do:

  • You’ll be a software engineer by trade. Someone that cut their teeth programming and developed the battle scars that come with running large distributed systems.
  • You’ll love to teach. Not necessarily formally (university lecturing, training courses, etc.) but you’ll be the kind of person who finds enjoyment and satisfaction in coaching, helping others understand difficult concepts, and distilling down an explanation, so it’s succinct and easy to understand. 
  • You’ll have a strong understanding of software architecture, infrastructure, automation, and the developer practices that make the best projects successful.

What You Will Bring:

  • Develop a rich understanding of event streaming technology and practice from a programming and architecture perspective.
  • Assess the existing enablement content, liaise with technical experts across the company, and plan new courses and content.
  • Coach, review, and influence the team to ensure that developer enablement content is of the highest technical quality. 
  • Create courses for Confluent Developer including a detailed outline, slideware, talk track, software-based exercises, guides, and record content in our studio, or your own (recording is optional).
  • Expect the role to be ~50:50 split between creating content and leading/coaching/advising others.

What Gives You An Edge:

  • Knowledge of Kafka, distributed systems, data streaming, and data pipelines.
  • Programming experience in multiple languages, particularly Java, Python, JavaScript, .NET, and/or Go.
  • Experience leading development teams and the design of complex production systems.
  • The ability to deliver content on video confidently, articulately, and with personality.
  • Public content you’ve developed and/or presented (talks, lectures, blogs, etc.)
  • Experience teaching (university, courses, conference talks, etc.), ideally accompanied by public video content that can be used as a reference. 
  • A computer science/software-oriented degree. 
  • Excellent spoken and written English
Whilst Confluent is remote-first, we are unable to consider candidates who aren't currently living in United Kingdom for this role. It's an exciting time and we are rapidly expanding, so check out our careers page for opportunities available within your location and apply today!

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Robust Benefits
Rest and Recharge Days
Weekly Lunch Spend
Flexible Paid Time Off (PTO)

Confluent is Remote-First

At Confluent, we care about how you work - not where. We encourage you to apply for positions outside of the listed location or your immediate region.

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