• Location
    • Remote
  • Date Posted
  • Sep. 20, 2021
  • Function
  • Product Management
  • Sector
  • Data

Are you ready to power the World’s connections?

If you don’t think you meet all of the criteria below but are still interested in the job, please apply.  Nobody checks every box - we’re looking for candidates that are particularly strong in a few areas, and have some interest and capabilities in others.

About the Role:

We’re looking for a developer advocate to join our growing team at Kong, with a focus on service mesh. You’ll be customer number zero for Kuma/Kong Mesh and responsible for ensuring that our community can get up and running easily.

You’ll be responsible for showcasing common mesh use cases through blog posts, live streaming and conference talks. You’ll also get hands on with the documentation, building demos and interacting with the community on GitHub, Stack Overflow and more.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Helping everyone (internal and external) understand what service mesh is, and why it’s important
  • Working closely with the mesh engineering team as customer zero to represent our community
  • Ensuring that common use cases are simple to achieve using mesh
  • Engaging with the community to understand what their needs are and how Kong can help enable them
  • Building and maintaining demos that showcase mesh features
  • Writing blog posts and recording videos to help share those mesh features in a way that’s easy to understand
  • Helping out other advocates on the team with their work on k8s, API design and other interesting topics

What You’ll Bring

  • Empathy. For our customers, for the team, and for yourself.
  • A working knowledge of Kubernetes
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to explain complex concepts in a written manner and in person
  • The ability to build demos and write tutorials for a variety of audiences
  • Experience working remotely, or excitement to be part of a remote team
  • Flexibility to adapt to new opportunities as they arise in a fast paced environment

Top 3 Qualities

  • Deep in the k8s ecosystem
  • Experience building distributed systems, especially around failure scenarios
  • Constantly trying to make common tasks easier. If something takes 5 steps, can we make it take 4 for 80% of our users?