Developer Advocate, Data Engineering and Delta Lake

Databricks

  • Full Time

While candidates in the listed locations are encouraged for this role, we are open to remote candidates in other locations.

Databricks has built a powerful collection of open source software and commercial services to help make data teams around the world more successful solving tough problems. Our ability to execute on this mission depends on data engineers, data analysts, data scientists and machine learning practitioners all having a great experience in a scalable way.

As a Developer Advocate for Data Engineering, you'll share your knowledge and be a conduit between the PM+engineering teams at Databricks and the external community of data engineers building their careers on technologies like the open source Delta Lake project. You'll share your knowledge by giving talks, hosting panels and meetups, blogging, writing books, developing courseware, answering forum questions and meeting 1:1 with influential data engineers in the community. You'll work closely with the open source community building Delta Lake as well as the engineers at Databricks working on data engineering infrastructure.

This position will initially report to the Head of Developer Relations and work with other Developer Advocates and program managers. The Developer Relations team is passionate about data, empathetic to the needs of developers, and strong believers in using our diverse set of skills to explain our products and use feedback from the community to improve the developer experience.

The impact you will have:

  • Make data engineers happy and successful building their data infrastructure using Delta Lake OSS and commercial Databricks technologies.
  • Drive data engineers to achieve their goals faster and more efficiently and share their stories about this success.
  • Help scale adoption of new products and features by building high-quality educational content: videos, sample notebooks and datasets, tutorials, courseware, websites, blog posts and more.
  • Represent the needs/desires of the data engineering community, including the open source Delta Lake community, to ensure they're heard by other teams within Databricks. Provide support for users in Slack, StackOverflow and online communities in order to have a good pulse on these needs and desires.

What we look for:

  • You are a software developer with subject matter knowledge in solving data engineering problems at all levels of scale.
  • You've had experience as a developer advocate, or have launched a developer product and grown a thriving community. Preferably, you have experience working with and contributing to open source communities.
  • You are a solid communicator with experience writing about [blogs, books], teaching [online courseware, online videos, conferences, classrooms], and speaking [conferences, meetups] about complex technical topics.

Benefits

  • Comprehensive health coverage including medical, dental, and vision
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Equity awards
  • Flexible time off
  • Paid parental leave
  • Family Planning
  • Gym reimbursement
  • Annual personal development fund
  • Work headphones reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Business travel accident insurance

About Databricks

Want to help speed the development of medical breakthroughs? Make the next mode of transportation a reality? Or discover ways to reverse climate change? We're on a mission to help data teams solve the world's toughest problems. The opportunity is huge and Databricks has emerged as a leader. Thousands of enterprises — including Comcast, Virgin Hyperloop and H&M — already rely on us to power their businesses and we're just getting started. Now it's your turn – join us to grow your career and make an impact with some of the brightest minds in the industry.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

At Databricks, we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone can excel. We take great care to ensure that our hiring practices are inclusive and meet equal employment opportunity standards. Individuals looking for employment at Databricks are considered without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

As a federal government contractor, Databricks requires new U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination will be required as a condition of employment. Databricks will make reasonable accommodations based on medical conditions or religious grounds for qualified candidates in accordance with applicable law.

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About Databricks

Databricks is the data and AI company. More than 5,000 organizations worldwide — including Comcast, Condé Nast, H&M, and over 40% of the Fortune 500 — rely on the Databricks Lakehouse Platform to unify their data, analytics and AI. Databricks is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices around the globe. Founded by the original creators of Apache Spark™, Delta Lake and MLflow, Databricks is on a mission to help data teams solve the world’s toughest problems. To learn more, follow Databricks on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

At Databricks, we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone can excel. We take great care to ensure that our hiring practices are inclusive and meet equal employment opportunity standards. Individuals looking for employment at Databricks are considered without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.