Developer Advocate



Software Engineering, Legal
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Developer Advocate

Product Operations, Product
New York, New York |
Seattle, Washington |
San Francisco, California |
Sunnyvale, California

About the Role

The role of developer advocate is versatile, focusing on driving impactful changes to bridge the gap between Uber's engineering community and its broad set of infrastructure tools. A developer advocate collaborates closely with all levels of the engineering staff to promote best practices, collect feedback, and adjust strategies to align with both technological advancements and business objectives. Candidates should exhibit strong technical expertise, excellent communication skills and problem-solving within a technical environment and a proactive approach to community building.

---- What the Candidate Will Do ----

  • Provide support to Uber engineers, assist in troubleshooting development of microservices using Uber Infrastructure tools across the entire service development lifecycle.
  • Develop and share high-quality technical content such as documentation, blogs, tutorials and presentations crucial for educating Uber's engineering community about best practices, new tools and technologies.
  • Continuously engage with the developer community, various internal teams and stakeholders to collect, organize and analyze feedback to help prioritize feature requests, bug fixes and ensure product roadmaps meet Uber's business goals and provide a top tier engineering experience.

---- Basic Qualifications ----

  • 2+ years of experience in a similar role
  • A strong background in software development and DevOps practices, experienced in producing high-quality technical content such as documentation, tutorials and presentations.
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to engage with the developer community and internal teams to gather and analyze feedback.
  • Basic understanding of and experience working in Linux based environments, including microservices, kubernetes and service oriented architectures.
  • Ability to write and comprehend code in at least one of the following programming languages: python, golang, java, javascript.

---- Preferred Qualifications ----

  • Experience in building and managing technical communities and a capability of fostering a vibrant developer community by organizing workshops, feedback sessions, providing support and other collaboration and knowledge sharing opportunities.
  • Experience contributing to or ownership of an open source technology, preferably relevant to developer productivity.
  • A portfolio of content showcasing writing abilities on both a technical and promotional level.

For New York, NY-based roles: The base salary range for this role is USD$149,000 per year - USD$165,500 per year.

For San Francisco, CA-based roles: The base salary range for this role is USD$149,000 per year - USD$165,500 per year.

For Seattle, WA-based roles: The base salary range for this role is USD$149,000 per year - USD$165,500 per year.

For Sunnyvale, CA-based roles: The base salary range for this role is USD$149,000 per year - USD$165,500 per year.

For all US locations, you will be eligible to participate in Uber's bonus program, and may be offered an equity award & other types of comp. You will also be eligible for various benefits. More details can be found at the following link https://www.uber.com/careers/benefits.

Uber is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing this form.

Offices continue to be central to collaboration and Uber’s cultural identity. Unless formally approved to work fully remotely, Uber expects employees to spend at least half of their work time in their assigned office. For certain roles, such as those based at green-light hubs, employees are expected to be in-office for 100% of their time. Please speak with your recruiter to better understand in-office expectations for this role.