Developer Advocate, Office of the CTO

R&D · London, London, City of
Department R&D
Employment Type Full-Time

Harnessing the Power of Data, Together.

The world’s leading enterprises are using Solace’s event streaming and management platform to transform their organizations by harnessing the power of events.

The more quickly an enterprise can get information about events to where it needs to be, the more effectively a business can react to opportunities and improve the customer experience. That’s where an event broker (modern messaging-oriented-middleware) comes in.


Help Us, Help Them, Help You.

By joining our first-class team, you will be helping leading enterprises, including common household brands we all know and love, reach their full potential in this real-time, digital world.

 

The next time you drive a luxury vehicle, do some online banking, fly in a plane, or order some furniture online, you could be getting a better experience as a direct result of our technology, and your hard work. Wouldn’t that be great!?

 

Overview

The Solace mission is simple: we enable companies and organizations to realize the benefits of being event-driven. People love our platform and event broker—and are excited to use our platform to solve business needs and create value. We offer great compensation and benefits in a dynamic work environment surrounded by the best brains in the eventing and messaging world.

 

Solace is looking for an enthusiastic, experienced, passionate developer advocate. If you are a coder who likes talking to other developers, learning, and teaching, building cool demos and prototypes, and are excited by new technology, we would love to hear from you.

 

At Solace, our developer advocates wear many hats to achieve our ultimate goal of having the best developer experience possible. In this role, you’ll foster and build networks with developers, DevOps, engineering managers, account teams, and more. You will work closely with our community management, engineering, marketing, and product teams to create and enhance our developer-focused content, participate in our developer community, and provide feedback to continuously improve our technology itself.

 

We don’t just want someone who will bounce from event to event parroting the same message. We want someone who can really understand the needs of our audience, serve them, and build a relationship. New and prospective customers and community members will depend on you to help them truly understand the value we offer, and how they can harness it with hands-on use of our platform. This work will play a critical role in the broader success of the company.

 

In This Role, You Will

  • Join our team of Dev Advocates in the Solace CTO office to improve the Solace Developer Experience & raise awareness of Solace technology.
  • Create & enhance developer-focused content that is used by thousands of developers to help solve their problems and teach them how to use our products, such as:
  • Promote & Raise awareness of Solace technology
    • Participate in the Solace Developer Community to provide engagement and outreach to developers using our technology
    • Travel to speak at conferences, developer workshops, meetups, customer meetings, and more. (Once we get past the COVID-19 pandemic) 
    • Build relationships within the enterprise developer community to provide opportunities for Solace to collaborate with and learn from industry.
    • Work with marketing to integrate company brand, voice, and messaging into developed content and represent the Solace brand well.
  • As part of the CTO team, you’ll also
  • Understand and evolve Solace’s value proposition, competitors, use cases and market opportunities  
  • Be the first to try out, provide feedback and demonstrate new Solace features
  • Research the latest greatest event driven patterns and best practices
  • Create new and innovative patterns and best practices
  • Always challenge our assumptions and culture. You will be the liaison for Solace Developers and ensure the voice of Solace developers is heard throughout the organization.


What You Need to Get the Job Done

  • You’re a Developer!
    • Passion for learning & experimenting with new technologies
    • 7+ years of experience in software development – writing and debugging a lot of code
    • Experience developing software in several of these languages: Java, Python, Node.js, JavaScript, .NET, Go, C and their related development toolchain
    • Experience with cloud technologies such as: AWS, Azure, GCP and their services; Kubernetes, Cloud Foundry, OpenShift
    • Ideally experience with messaging products such as Solace, RabbitMQ, ActiveMQ, Kafka, TIBCO, IBM MQ or other
    • Experience with distributed applications and microservices
  • You’re a Communicator!
    • Excellent public speaking, writing, blogging, and content development skills.
    • Ability to navigate complex and sensitive community situations with humility, judgment, tact, and humor.
    • Ability to explain what made your life easy and what didn’t as a developer
    • Comfortable using social media such as Twitter & LinkedIn
    • A team player who can work with a globally distributed team.

 

What Will Make Us REALLY Love you

  • Bi or Tri-Lingual (English, French, German)
  • Experience in developer relations and advocacy
  • Experience using JMS, MQTT, AMQP, STOMP, Websockets, rsocket/grpc or other messaging protocols/apis
  • Experience using AsyncAPI, OpenAPI/Swagger and/or API Management Tools
  • Experience using java frameworks/runtimes such as Spring, Quarkus or Micronaut
  • Existing networks from a diverse set of communities and social media platforms.
  • Media training and experience in communicating with journalists, bloggers, and other media on a range of technical topics.

 

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected to continue in the selection process will be contacted. Solace welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

 

Why You’ll Want to Join Us at Solace

  • We have an awesome team! You’ll get to work with some of the smartest individuals in the business
  • We believe in work-life balance and believe it’s important to love what you do
  • We have adopted a hybrid work model to create an inclusive working environment for everyone
  • Our training programs are top-notch (LinkedIn Learning, Mentorship program, Solace Academy)
  • We like to brag about our stellar customer lineup!
  • We are social – we like to keep things simple and fun!
  • We are one of the top-ranked employers on Glassdoor
  • We have a sense of humour and make cool videos like this


We believe that diversity in all of its forms drives innovation and growth, both in business and in life. This is why we strive to create an enriching and safe workplace where you can be who you are. It is only because of you that we can be us.

 

If you want to do the best work of your career and feel supported every step of the way, we encourage you to join us.

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected to continue in the selection process will be contacted. Solace welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Learn more about us & how we are supporting employees, customers & partners during Covid-19 @ Solace

 

As of November 1, 2021, all Solace staff must be fully vaccinated absent a valid exemption under applicable human rights law.

 

 

 

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  • Location
    London, London, City of
  • Department
    R&D
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time