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Kafka Summit San Francisco 2017

Aug 28, 2017 | San Francisco

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Developer Advocate (MongoDB)

Help build, educate and empower a vibrant technical community.

Your full time job will be to empower engineers to build great software.

We’re a team of software experts who love teaching developers and celebrating their success. By joining our team, will also join our mission to enable developer innovation. Our best days are spent helping developers write and deploy secure, reliable, and fault-tolerant software. This role will report to the Senior Manager of Developer Advocacy.

Our ideal candidate for this role should have a background in engineering and software development, and have proven success in helping other developers to build reliable and scalable, fault-tolerant applications. You get excited about new technologies, and by the prospect of engaging with open source project maintainers and community members in person, on online forums, and on social media.

Position Expectations

As a Developer Advocate, you will be part of:

  • Educating and empowering developers who want to build applications on MongoDB through technical content, including sample applications, presentations and blog posts
  • Serving as a technical ally and partner to startups in helping them build, manage and scale their applications
  • Connecting with developers to showcase the value of MongoDB, and relay best practices
  • Building relationships with people and organizations who support and inspire developer communities

Success Measures

The primary way we measure success in this role on a monthly or quarterly basis is in the number of people you interact or engage with and the quality of those interactions.

  • The Developer Advocate will be successful in this role when they can execute the following strategic tasks/responsibilities:
    • In 3 months, you will have been trained up on MongoDB and contributing educational resources for the community
    • In 6 months, you will have started executing Developer-facing programs, supporting community members with an amazing customer experience, and submitting talks to conferences and local user groups
    • In 12 months you will have delivered multiple talks at events, contributed educational content to enable developers, and established or executed a new Developer-facing program


  • BS in a technical field such as Computer Science, or equivalent experience
  • Experience using MongoDB
  • Experience building applications with AWS services, Azure services, Google Cloud platform or other cloud services
  • The ability to travel 30% of your time

“Nice to have” skills we can help you build

  • History of participation in open source developer communities, through contributions or other leadership activities
  • Experience pitching, founding, supporting or advising a startup company
  • Technical writing skills demonstrated by past blogging, or other written work
  • Passion interacting with the developer community, through their networks and at events like SXSW, Techcrunch Disrupt, AWS Pop Up Lofts


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