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Principal Developer Advocate

Developer Experience

Remote, New York

Job ID: R01885

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With Confluent, organizations can harness the full power of continuously flowing data to innovate and win in the modern digital world. We have a purpose that drives us to do better every day – we're creating an entirely new category within data infrastructure - data streaming. This technology will allow every organization to create experiences and use the power of data in ways that profoundly impact the way we all live. This impact is our purpose and drives us to do better every day.

One Confluent. One team. One Data Streaming Platform.

Data Connects Us.

About the Role:

As a Principal Developer Advocate, you'll work closely with your teammates in Developer Relations, Product, Engineering, and Marketing to ensure that application and data teams everywhere can thrive in the new event-driven world. 
You are self-motivated, empathetic, and collaborative, and able to juggle multiple active projects in collaboration with various stakeholders. Reporting to the Director of Developer Advocacy and DevRel Engineering, you will be expected to help drive team strategy, create world-class content, and mentor junior team members in the same.

As a remote employee who will spend up to 35% of your time traveling, you will help the Developer Relations team advance its goal to make Apache Kafka, Apache Flink, and Confluent famous among developers.

What You Will Do:

  • As a key player in the team, you will develop and execute creative and innovative approaches to drive developer engagement and adoption of Confluent’s Data Streaming Platform and underlying technologies, including Kafka, Flink, and Iceberg
  • Not only will you produce and distribute compelling technical content, such as instructional videos, blog posts, and tutorials, but you will also have the opportunity to contribute to traditional marketing activities like webinars and in-person events
  • Engage with developers through various digital channels like Slack, Confluent’s Forum, and more, helping to foster a vibrant community in each
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with Marketing, Product, and Engineering to align advocacy efforts with company goals
  • Represent the company at industry events and conferences, driving thought leadership through technically compelling content presented in world-class form
  • Build compelling demos showing how to use data streaming technologies with actual code

What You Will Bring:

  • 5+ years of experience in developer advocacy in the data streaming or infrastructure ecosystem.
  • 5+ years of hands-on engineering experience in modern programming languages like Java, Rust, Go, JavaScript/Typescript
  • A reputation as a well-known speaker and writer
  • Excellent communication skills, able to explain complex technical concepts to diverse audiences (from grassroots developers to C-suite)
  • Strong distributed systems fundamentals
  • Proven ability to build and nurture community relationships
  • Extensive and recognized public speaking and content creation experience

What Gives You an Edge:

  • A track record of successful video content
  • Mastery of current social media trends
  • Passion for streaming data technology and understanding of developer challenges
  • Experience with open-source projects and community contributions
  • Experience organizing developer events like meetups, hackathons, and hands-on workshops
  • A history of constant innovation, visible in your demos, public speaking, writing, and social media engagement

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. Employment decisions are made on the basis of job-related criteria without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

At Confluent, we are committed to providing competitive pay and benefits that are in line with industry standards. We analyze and carefully consider several factors when determining compensation, including work history, education, professional experience, and location. This position has an annual estimated salary of $204,000- $244,800, an annual bonus, and a competitive equity package. The actual pay may vary depending on your skills, qualifications, experience, and work location. In addition, Confluent offers a wide range of employee benefits. To learn more about our benefits click HERE.

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