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Engineering Community Manager

About the Role

Type: Permanent
Hours: Full-time
Location: London
Posted: February 27, 2020

About Appvia

The Application Containerisation market is due to reach $8.5B by 2025 delivering a CAGR of 26.5%. This is being driven by many different organisations that are turning to container based infrastructure and microservices as a way of satisfying the ever complex role of Software Development. Recently, Kubernetes has become the standard in making this possible and is, in fact, the fastest growing project in open-source history, far beyond Docker Swarm and Mesos. Appvia, founded in 2017, is a company of highly skilled engineers, who are building products to enable the deployment, maintaining and scaling of Kubernetes in any environment to solve this challenge.

We're part of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation and for our customers like the Home Office, we've already got 600+ developers using our service, building over 500+ applications, in over 20,000+ containers, running a number of critical applications for the government both on-premise and via Azure, Amazon and Google. Alongside this you will find the team contributing massively to things like KOP's.

The Role

As a Developer Advocate you will drive product adoption and community growth. You will be at the forefront of this market, driving disruption and best practice to the growing community of developers and companies who struggle to scale Kubernetes. This is an opportunity to truly help solve one of the infrastructures biggest and most complex challenges, with a company where you will be able to grow and truly contribute to one of London’s most exciting start-ups.

Key Responsibilities

  • Define and drive the Appvia Kore and KSS community and product adoption
  • Deliver presentations, product demonstrations, workshops, technical blogs, webinars, whitepapers and tutorials
  • Collaborate with internal product and marketing teams on product roadmap, company and product message, marketing and product positioning
  • Grow and maintain a credible presence via digital and social media channels, including Slack
  • Build strong relationships with like minded open-source community enthusiasts
  • Share standard methodologies and best practices with the community
  • Scale the community via meet-ups of our own, user groups and hackathons. Expanding this from London into other territories in line with business expansion

We are looking for someone with

  • The ability to work and thrive within a fast-paced technology start-up
  • Strong work ethic with the ability to work in a team environment within our London office in Barbican
  • Excellent computer and speaking skills; should be able to communicate well and work cross functionally with Sales, Marketing and Product teams
  • Driven, competitive and someone who aspires to continually learn and build upon existing knowledge
  • Strong Software Development or DevOps experience
  • Ability to travel to customers or partners when needed and attend meet-ups and events
  • Passionate and enthusiastic about Kubernetes and Open Source tooling
  • The ability to guide best practice and be the innovator for our customers, users and technical community
  • Ideally, good knowledge of the major cloud platforms and development languages i.e. Go, Python, AWS, Google, Azure

What you'll get in return

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 Days Holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • Flexible working hours
  • Pension
  • Health Insurance
  • Career Development 
  • Work in our cool office in London with Pool, Ping Pong, Beer and Coffee

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