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Cockroach Labs // open-source database software
Engineering, Full Time    London, UK    Posted: Monday, May 23, 2022
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Databases are the beating heart of every business in the world.

Cockroach Labs is the creator of CockroachDB, the most highly evolved cloud native, distributed SQL database on the planet that scales fast, survives anything, & thrives anywhere. We created CockroachDB to unshackle teams from the constraints of their database. Join us on our mission to enable every developer to build world-changing applications!

About the Role

We are looking for our first UK-based Developer Advocate to join the Developer Relations team at Cockroach Labs. In this role, you will help us fulfill our mission to be the database of choice for developers building world-changing applications. You will do this by connecting with other developers & sharing your knowledge & experience about CockroachDB & other leading technologies at conferences & meetups, in contributed articles, & on blogs, podcasts, & social media. Your work will foster a community inspired by CockroachDB & will drive our strategy around developer love & CockroachDBs participation in the cloud native space & the larger database industry. You must be located in the UK for this role & willing to travel.

You Will

  • Build & execute evangelism programs that successfully deliver content, brand awareness, & community building
  • Lead the conversation around the latest technology advancements & best practices in the developer community
  • Support CockroachDB product & engineering efforts by sharing what you learn while engaging with the wider database community & tech communities at large
  • Contribute to the development of demos & sandbox environments leveraging CockroachDB & CockroachCloud in order to educate developers & inform technical content

The Expectations

In your first 30 days, you will evaluate the existing Cockroach Labs community & our efforts within it & in the greater community. We believe that it's important for you to take this first month to become familiar with our technology, our company, & our community.

For your next 30 days, you will focus on communities largely consisting of application developers, full-stack software engineers, & the language communities (JavaScript & TypeScript). You will execute on strategies to engage deeper within these areas.

After 90 days, you will be fully integrated onto the team. This includes writing CPFs, speaking at events, mentoring hackathons, & engaging on forums & at conferences with architects & application developers in our user community to understand & tell the full-stack story.

You Have

  • Application development experience, & basic knowledge of Java, Python or a similar language 
  • 10+ years total experience in a technical field with 3+ years of technical evangelism, developer relations, or community building experience within a technical space
  • Ability to build demos, presentations, & collateral for technical audiences
  • Ability to manage programs, with an understanding of how to set & measure goals against success criteria
  • Extensive experience & comfort presenting to groups
  • Deep understanding of modern compute platforms (containerization & orchestration) & public cloud platforms
  • Experience writing technical articles or blog posts
  • A natural affinity to forge relationships with developers & integrate & engage with developer communities 
  • A collaborative spirit & an ability to problem-solve
  • Excellent writing & project management skills

The Team

Reporting to Lisa-Marie Namphy, Head of Developer Relations

Lisa is a developer advocate & community architect, & has been a long time contributor, advocate (and fan) of open source software. Lisa enthusiastically joined Cockroach Labs to build the Developer Relations program because of the incredible technology, the amazing people, & the Developer-centric community mindset throughout the entire company, top to bottom. 

Lisas career has been spent building developer & marketing programs at Cloud Native, Analytics, & Enterprise Software market-leading companies & start-ups. Lisa is an advocate & frequent speaker for Diversity & Inclusion (DEI) initiatives & open source technology, a writer, an avid sports fan, loves wine & dogs, & of course architecting open source cloud native communities. 

Our Benefits

  • 100% health insurance coverage (for you & your dependents!)
  • Paid parental leave (with baby bucks)
  • Flex Fridays
  • Flexible time off & flexible hours
  • Education reimbursement
  • Relocation support

Cockroach Labs is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer building a diverse & inclusive workforce. If you need additional accommodations to feel comfortable during your interview process, please email us at

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