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Head of Developer Relations and Marketing

Confluent, United States

Real-Time Data at Massive Scale


Dubbed an "open-source unicorn" by Forbes, Confluent is the fastest-growing enterprise subscription company our investors have ever seen. And how are we growing so fast? By pioneering a new technology category with an event streaming platform, which enables companies to leverage their data as a continually updating stream of events, not as static snapshots. This innovation has led Sequoia Capital, Benchmark, and Index Ventures to recently invest a combined $125 million in our Series D financing. Our product has been adopted by Fortune 100 customers across all industries, and we’re being led by the best in the space—our founders were the original creators of Apache Kafka®. We’re looking for talented and amazing team players who want to accelerate our growth, while doing some of the best work of their careers. Join us as we build the next transformative technology platform!

Developer Marketing is a very critical function at Confluent as it is the foundation of our growth. We are driving a major technology paradigm shift--Event Streaming--that is the new foundation of data in every company. Growing the powerful developer community around Apache Kafka along with scaling our thought leadership efforts is the cornerstone of Confluent’s success. Anyone who heads up the Developer Marketing function at Confluent would be at the forefront of making this paradigm shift happen in the world.

You will be responsible for leading a team to make it easy and fun to adopt Apache Kafka and the Confluent Platform through world-class documentation, demoes, evangelism, developer-focused content, and a robust Community program. We are looking for a leader who can shepherd this high-performance team through its next phase of growth and execution. The Head of Developer Marketing is an experienced leader with the proven ability to lead teams and scale programs that deliver content creation, developer community, and developer outreach.

What We're Looking For:

  • A minimum of five years managing teams
  • A minimum of ten years in developer content, developer community, developer evangelism, or a related role
  • A deeply technical background (you don’t need to code, but you should have experience teaching or building technology in some capacity)
  • A passion for program execution—making sure each job gets done across a diverse and complex team responsible for delivering on a broad array of cross-functional initiatives
  • A true coach who wants to see his or her team develop and thrive
  • An unremittingly positive attitude
  • If not local to the Bay Area, travel 10-12 times per year to HQ and events

What Gives You An Edge:

  • Experience leading and coaching other managers
  • Experience with commercial open source software
  • Experience with streaming data or related technologies
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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.

Want to learn more about Confluent? Visit Confluent's website.