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Developer Advocate at Containous
San Francisco, CA, US

Containous is a VC backed company that develops simple and future-proof cloud-native networking solutions for modern IT environments. The company’s popular open source projects include Traefik, the cloud-native edge router with more than 1.4 billion downloads and used by the world’s largest web companies. Containous’ mission is to simplify cloud-native adoption for all enterprises.


We believe that simpler is better, that Open Source is superior, and community drives innovation!


The Position


As Containous Developer Advocate you will engage with our user and contributor community to help drive its growth. In this highly technical role, you will be an ecosystem influencer and champion of users’ needs. You will work to build relationships and deeply understand and improve people’s adoption journeys by driving activities ranging from inspiring users with the latest technology advancements and best practices to identifying and removing the friction points getting in their way.




Accomplished public speaker willing to speak at conferences, Meetups, and other relevant engagements.

Technical writer with a track record of editorial and educational content

Referenceable social media persona.

Autonomous, yet highly collaborative, comfortable in a remote work culture using the tools associated with such a culture.

Open source software advocate with contributions on GitHub.

Comfortable coding and hacking on Docker and Kubernetes in an enterprise environment.

Experience with Rancher, Mesos, and other technologies that Traefik integrates with.




Blogging, hacking, coding, demonstrating, documenting, educating, speaking, advocating

Connect with user group members, online and in person, to build personal relationships and understand their needs, usage, journeys, and barriers to adoption

Produce high quality technical “how-to” content (blogs, webinars, talks) addressing common user needs, latest technology advances, and emerging best practices

Present at meetups, webinars, conferences, and other ecosystem events

Provide structured feedback to Product Management to guide product evolution

Write code where required to support how-to content or presentations

Build and nurture relationships with influencers and open source leaders

Support our user group through regular office hours and community channels & forum

Tweet, create blog posts and other social media to your ideas and grow your ecosystem influence

Monitor user group growth and health, tracking metrics and running regular user group surveys

Seek out an understanding of the friction points getting in users’ way and launch & own programs to remove them

Produce case studies, webinars, and podcasts featuring real users

Travel regularly within the US, and occasionally internationally, to attend or present at conferences, workshops, meetups, and other ecosystem events


The Location


This position is based in San Francisco, California, though we’d love to speak with any qualified North America based candidates.

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