Software Practice Lead: Developer Enablement - REMOTE -US

Confluent, Mountain View, California

Real-Time Data at Massive Scale

Duration: Full-Time

Confluent is pioneering a fundamentally new category of data infrastructure focused on data in motion. Have you ever found a new favorite series on Netflix, picked up groceries curbside at Walmart, or paid for something using Square? That’s the power of data in motion in action—giving organizations instant access to the massive amounts of data that is constantly flowing throughout their business. At Confluent, we’re building the foundational platform for this new paradigm of data infrastructure. Our cloud-native offering is designed to be the intelligent connective tissue enabling real-time data, from multiple sources, to constantly stream across the organization. With Confluent, organizations can create a central nervous system to innovate and win in a digital-first world.

We’re looking for self-motivated team members who crave a challenge and feel energized to roll up their sleeves and help realize Confluent’s enormous potential. Chart your own path and take healthy risks as we solve big problems together. We value having diverse teams and want you to grow as we grow—whether you’re just starting out in your career or managing a large team, you’ll be amazed at the magnitude of your impact.

About The Role
Did you ever have one of those teachers in school who captured your imagination, unwrapping the satisfaction of an equation or the hidden meaning behind classical prose? At Confluent this is what teaching is about, imparting the excitement of new technology, the insights and trade-offs you need to build reliable systems, and the inspiring idea that data-in-motion is as important as data at rest in the software systems of our future. As a Software Practice Lead in our developer enablement team you'll be responsible for high-profile, deeply technical training that coaches the community on how best to build cutting-edge event streaming systems. You'll use your extensive experience of designing, deploying, and running data systems in several ways: by contributing your own courses, and by helping the rest of the developer enablement team do the same – imbuing the training with practitioner wisdom that addresses the needs of both novice and experienced developers. Training like this, this, or this.

What You Will Do:

  • You’ll be a software engineer by trade. Someone that cut their teeth programming and developed the battle scars that come with running large distributed systems.
  • You’ll love to teach. Not necessarily formally (university lecturing, training courses, etc.) but you’ll be the kind of person who finds enjoyment and satisfaction in coaching, helping others understand difficult concepts, and distilling down an explanation, so it’s succinct and easy to understand. 
  • You’ll have a strong understanding of software architecture, infrastructure, automation, and the developer practices that make the best projects successful.

What You Will Bring:

  • Develop a rich understanding of event streaming technology and practice from a programming and architecture perspective.
  • Assess the existing enablement content, liaise with technical experts across the company, and plan new courses and content.
  • Coach, review, and influence the team to ensure that developer enablement content is of the highest technical quality. 
  • Create courses for Confluent Developer including a detailed outline, slideware, talk track, software-based exercises, guides, and record content in our studio, or your own (recording is optional).
  • Expect the role to be ~50:50 split between creating content and leading/coaching/advising others.

What Gives You An Edge:

  • Knowledge of Kafka, distributed systems, data streaming, and data pipelines.
  • Programming experience in multiple languages, particularly Java, Python, JavaScript, .NET, and/or Go.
  • Experience leading development teams and the design of complex production systems.
  • The ability to deliver content on video confidently, articulately, and with personality.
  • Public content you’ve developed and/or presented (talks, lectures, blogs, etc.)
  • Experience teaching (university, courses, conference talks, etc.), ideally accompanied by public video content that can be used as a reference. 
  • A computer science/software-oriented degree. 
  • Excellent spoken and written English


Come As You Are

At Confluent, equality is a core tenet of our culture. We are committed to building an inclusive global team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, beliefs, and experiences. The more diverse we are, the richer our community and the broader our impact. Employment decisions are made on the basis of job-related criteria without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Confluent requires all employees (in office and remote) in the U.S. to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Consistent with federal, state, and local requirements, Confluent will consider requests for reasonable accommodation based on medical conditions/contraindications or sincerely-held religious beliefs where it is able to do so without undue hardship to the company.

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About Confluent

Our Story Founded by the team that built Apache Kafka®, Confluent builds a streaming platform that enables companies to easily access data as real-time streams Background Every byte of data has a story to tell, something of significance that will inform the next thing to be done. In a data-driven enterprise, how we move our data becomes nearly as important as the data itself. With greater speed and agility, data’s value increases exponentially. From its very early days, we have open-sourced Apache Kafka™ and have led it to impressive industry-wide adoption across several thousand companies. Now we are focusing on building a streaming platform to help other companies get easy access to enterprise data as real-time streams.

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