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Sr. Developer Advocate

  • Full Time
  • SF Bay Area or Remote
  • No. of Vacancy: 1
Company Overview

Rafay is a leading SaaS company specializing in the automation of self-service workflows for Kubernetes and cloud infrastructure for platform teams. Our solution allows platform teams to enable anyone who depends on rapid access to cloud infrastructure to move faster, which is why Gartner recognized Rafay as a Cool Vendor in Container Management in 2023.

We’re searching for an experienced Sr. Developer Advocate to join our dynamic team and lead the strategic marketing initiatives for our groundbreaking products.

Position Overview

As a Sr. Developer Advocate at Rafay, you’ll be instrumental in driving the development and support of our of platform engineering community. This role requires a seasoned professional with a high clock speed and a deep understanding of technical infrastructure technologies with the ability to craft compelling narratives and build deep relationships with enterprise platform engineering teams.

  • Build from the ground up the Rafay platform engineering community (PEC) and nurture relationships within the community to drive awareness and adoption of our solutions and software
  • Be the primary strategist, evangelist and champion for Rafay PEC
  • Create engaging content to establish and maintain a strong online and offline presence within the platform engineering community
  • Collaborate with Rafay Labs, internal product managers and engineers to build end-user cloud infrastructure templates, product-based training & promotional material and how-to technical content in the form of, for example, blogs and videos
  • Gather and analyze usability feedback from the external community, channel partners and Rafay customers with internal teams to improve Rafay products
  • Be the internal Rafay advocate for platform engineering needs and requirements
  • Provide code samples and guidelines to platform engineers by implementing proof of concept applications
  • Present and speak at conferences, Rafay and channel partner webinars, meetups, and virtual/in-person events to educate the platform engineering community about our products
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends, emerging technologies, and competitor offerings, and provide competitive insights to internal teams
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science, engineering, or a related field (or equivalent experience)
  • 6+ years proven experience as a Developer Evangelist, Technical Evangelist, Developer Advocate, or a similar role (for a B2B IT infrastructure company is a big plus)
  • Familiarity with the CNCF and related open-source communities and ability to travel 10%
  • Deep understanding of cloud infrastructure concepts, Kubernetes, distributed systems, and modern software development practices as well as tools required for relationship building such as Slack
  • Are an excellent communicator, and love teaching technical concepts and creating high quality technical content and are excited to talk to motivated developers and help solve their problems
  • Have a creative builder spirit and love creating prototypes that excite other developers to build similar products and implementations
  • Strong programming skills and hands-on experience with one or more programming languages
  • Excellent presentation and public speaking skills, with the ability to articulate complex technical concepts to diverse audiences
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to create compelling technical content and documentation
  • Self-motivated, proactive, and able to work independently as well as collaboratively in a fast-paced, dynamic startup environment
  • Strong online presence within the developer community is a big plus

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