Sr. Engineer, Developer Content

Develop technical content (blogs, examples, talks, best practices) designed to support a practitioner's journey with Redpanda.

We are building Redpanda, a real-time streaming engine for modern applications. Redpanda is used by Fortune 1000 enterprises pushing hundreds of terabytes a day, and by the solo dev prototyping a React application on her laptop. We go beyond the Kafka protocol into the future of streaming, with inline WASM transforms and geo-replicated hierarchical storage. Think of it as a data API platform that scales with you from the smallest projects to petabytes of data distributed across the globe. We are on a mission to enable every developer to supercharge their real time applications.

In this role, we’re looking for a developer or solutions content engineer who is passionate about creating educational content (written, video, etc.) targeting software practitioners (including software architects, developers, data engineers and devops teams) and interested in the postmodern streaming data infrastructure. As a member of the Marketing team, you will have the opportunity to impact a large rapidly growing community of developers by creating technically authentic content that demonstrates the power, the ease of use and the value of Redpanda. You will have the latitude to define your roadmap, and ownership of your goals, based on the business priorities set for the company. This is a cross-functional role that will require close collaboration across marketing, sales and product management to identify the themes and topics for technical content, as well as collaboration with external content producers when necessary.

You will

  • Educate the Redpanda developer community via content that evangelizes platform capabilities, integrations with partners, interesting use cases, best practices, comparisons, and learning materials to guide our developer community.

  • Build and maintain a quarterly roadmap for your technical content based on business priorities, set your own goals and publishing cadence, measure impact of each piece, and use the data to iterate on your roadmap.

  • Stay current with the data platforms market and identify opportunities for showcasing Redpanda with emerging infrastructure and data stacks.

  • Propel our PR efforts by contributing articles to leading technical publications on topics related to our technical vision, product capabilities and industry thought leadership.

  • Collaborate with, and provide technical edits to internal and external writers.

  • Assist the marketing team in technical ideation, and help build quarterly editorial calendars to support various campaigns.

  • Become a subject matter expert on topics not limited to streaming data, event processing, real-time applications, cloud-native development, databases, serverless applications.

You have

  • A technical degree and 5+ years experience in building distributed data applications, including real-time and batch processing systems.

  • Proficiency in written English, with examples of work that demonstrates your command of grammar, and constructs for technical writing.

  • Passion for writing, and hands-on experience in creating technical content in various formats such as blogs, media articles, white papers, videos, etc.

  • Curiosity to experiment with new technologies and the desire to grow a developer community via technical content.

  • Experience with building curriculum and content for self-paced learning environments / universities.

  • Meticulous project management skills and empathy for collaborating in remote teams.

  • An eye for details with a very high bar for the quality of content that you help produce.

  • Desire to measure performance via metrics and decision making based on data.

  • Creativity, curiosity, wit, humor, and a sense of collaboration in your creative process.