Upbound.io is a cloud native computing startup on a mission to create the first open and community driven cloud computing platform. We are passionately leading a CNCF open source control plane effort, Crossplane.io, while building a commercial SaaS offering that enables enterprises to build, deploy and manage cloud native infrastructure for applications.

As a Developer Advocate at Upbound, you'll be operating at the intersection of engineering and evangelism for Upbound's suite of products and our open source project, Crossplane. In this cross functional role, you'll be both an ecosystem influencer and product evangelist. Drawing on your experience in the cloud native space you will engage and build relationships with developers to deeply understand and improve their journey of adoption and help them to navigate and reduce friction points along the way. Ideally, you are someone who can build tools and content for developers while seeding developer communities and programs around a technology you believe in. If you don’t just want to be part of the modernization of the cloud native ecosystem, but you want to be out front leading it then this is your dream job.

In this role, you will…

  • Shape and execute a strategy around driving developer awareness and adoption of Crossplane.
  • Work with the product, engineering and growth teams to improve the onboarding and overall experience of developers.
  • Identify and build relationships with key influencers with the aim of fostering a strong community, as well as collect feedback about the product and technical blockers if any.
  • Organize events and help drive submissions and proposals around Crossplane.
  • Create and execute a schedule of technical content on the Upbound blog such as videos, blogs, tech talks, live streams, tutorials, best practices, and white papers to enable operators and developers to successfully leverage Crossplane and Upbound.
  • Engage with the Crossplane community via Slack and GitHub issues, answering common questions and/or connecting question askers with community members who might know the answer.
  • Attend in person (when safe/comfortable) and virtual events, giving talks about Crossplane and establishing Upbound as the owner of the control plane product category we’re building.
  • Work with the CNCF by supporting the Crossplane conformance program. You’ll help Crossplane provider authors and distribution maintains certify their providers/distributions by coordinating, evaluating, and communicating the results of tests.
  • Summarize patterns you’ve observed in the community and use that as input to the product team’s quarterly and annual planning

You are a good fit if you...

  • Have 5+ years combined experience as a Developer Advocate within open source communities combined with other technical roles (e.g. Developer, Engineering Ops, Technical Support etc)
  • Clear communication skills to different internal and external audiences in both written and verbal mediums.
  • Enjoy giving technical presentations to audiences that span the technical to semi-technical spectrum.
  • Are well versed in the enterprise software and cloud native landscapes.
  • Quickly pick up and navigate highly technical cloud infrastructure architectures, challenges, and concepts.
  • Previously helped launch a developer product and have grown a thriving community around it.
  • Regularly create technical documentation, blogs, and other forms of media that clearly articulate solutions and drive adoption.
  • Maintain an active and credible presence in developer communities and social media channels.
  • Programmed in a modern coding language such as Go
  • Enjoy being an educator and thought partner to developers and open source community members.
  • Love solving problems.

We encourage people of all backgrounds, gender identities, ethnicities, ages, or any other descriptors that make you uniquely you, to apply with enthusiasm and confidence.  Upbound is a place where you can be 100% comfortable being you.

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