The financial industry is growing at a record pace, but our data providers are still stuck in the past — with cumbersome onboarding processes, complicated APIs, slow infrastructure, and expensive licensing costs.

Databento is the next-generation market data provider — with the radical idea that you should only pay for the data that you use. We power the world's largest finance and fintech institutions and lower the barrier of entry for small startups, gaining over 4000 users during our first year of launch. Our team consists of former data users from firms like Two Sigma, Belvedere, Pico, Flow Traders, and Tower Research.

We offer health, dental, disability, and life insurance benefits, as well as 401(k) matching and visa sponsorships for full-time employees. We accommodate 100% remote work, with teammates living around the globe and paid in their local currency. 


We're looking for a developer advocate and community builder who can speak the language of our developers and quants. If you love coding and financial markets just as much as engaging conversation on these topics with a wide audience, this role is for you.

As a Developer Advocate at Databento, you will:

  • Create technical content (e.g. implementations of market data using Python, C++, and/or Rust) to increase community engagement on various channels (Slack, Reddit, Hacker News, Linkedin, etc.)
  • Scale and nurture our user community of quant traders and developers, by becoming a trusted resource and thought leader in the market data industry 
  • Identify new marketing, lead generation, and speaking opportunities that can attract potential users and evangelists 
  • Manage and maintain a newsletter for current and prospective users 
  • Work with engineering and product teams to create technical content and improve SEO 
  • Monitor and report on feedback, reviews, or feature requests 
  • Work with our engineering team to respond to customer queries, feedback, and reported bugs in a timely manner 
  • Collaborate with our product team to improve community awareness of product features 

Minimum requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, applied math, finance, marketing, communications, business, management, journalism, writing or any field with an emphasis on writing or social skills 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Experience with financial market data in Python, C++, and/or Rust 

Desired Qualifications

  • Previous involvement with the quant trading and/or market data industry  
  • Previous usage and understanding of market data
  • Experience with design tools (Figma, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign) 
  • Experience organizing or launching community initiatives (online forum, events, newsletters)
  • Hands-on experience with social media management, SEO and/or online marketing channels 
  • Passion for teaching or communicating ideas to people with a wide range of familiarity on a given topic 


Databento provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Databento complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Pursuant to applicable laws, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. And if you believe that you will need any type of accommodation, please let us know.

Our recruiting data suggests that underrepresented applicants often downplay their skills. Even if your experience doesn’t exactly match the qualifications listed, we still want to hear from you. Please apply! 

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