Developer Advocate

Job Summary

Progress is an experienced, trusted provider of products designed with customers in mind, so they can develop the applications they need, deploy where and how they want and manage it all safely and securely. We take pride in what we do, always valuing the whole person—at work and in life. Our diverse life experiences enrich our culture because people power progress. 

A Developer Advocate at Progress is a vocal proponent of our products and services, as well as a voice for the developer within our company.

Developer Advocates are often (but not always) current/former software or DevOps engineers looking to extend their reach in our professional community via public speaking engagements, generating written and video content, writing demo and educational code, and promoting Progress Chef as a whole. Developer Advocates must be able to speak intelligently and enthusiastically about DevOps and Chef technologies to audiences ranging from developers to executives, moving effortlessly between technical details and product strategy. They are experts in their technical field of focus and are masters of content creation.

Most importantly, a successful Developer Advocate is a passionate, charismatic person who lives for sharing knowledge and cares deeply about the success of other professionals across our industry.

What you will be doing in this role:
  • Drive the success of Chef products by delivering articulate, effective, and entertaining written content for a technical audience
  • Create technically oriented presentations for in-person or online delivery, including slides, demos, and shareable code
  • Create, organize, and deliver online podcasts, video clips, and live streams
  • Become a trusted and recognized thought leader for customers, partners, prospects, and DevOps practitioners across the community and industry
  • Enable practitioner success by building sample projects that illustrate how our products can be used to accomplish specific tasks
  • Champion Chef products in various DevOps communities, both online and at in-person industry events and gatherings
  • Advocate for developers internally and provide early feedback to our engineering and product teams regarding inside industry information and real-world DevOps product use
  • Establish a cross-functional relationship with engineering, product, customer success, marketing, and other functions within the business to collaborate on projects and deliverables
About you:
  • 2+ years of demonstrated experience in developer advocacy, engineering, product training, education engineering, technical marketing, or similar roles
  • Familiarity with DevOps tools and practices, configuration management, release management, test-driven development, information security standards, and the container ecosystem
  • Experience presenting at technical conferences and meetups, and leading hackathons, or an eagerness to learn
  • Experience writing technical articles, courseware, or blog posts targeted at a technical audience
  • Willingness to travel frequently in and outside of Europe. 
  • Hands-on experience using, educating others on, and/or deploying Chef products and services
  • A regular contributor to open source software (OSS) projects and/or strong familiarity with the OSS community
  • Experience with Instructional Design methodologies and crafting technical courseware

What we offer in return is the opportunity to elevate your game and to also enjoy:


  • Generous remuneration package
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan Enrollment

Vacation, Family, and Health

  • 30 days paid annual vacation
  • An extra day off for your birthday
  • 2 additional days off for volunteering
  • Premium healthcare and dental care coverage
  • Additional pension insurance
  • Well-equipped gym onsite
  • Co-funded Multisport card
  • Daycare Center for your little ones onsite

But most importantly, great company culture with wonderful colleagues to learn from and collaborate with!


We Make Progress

Progress is an inclusive workplace where opportunities to succeed are available to everyone. As a multicultural company serving a global community, we encourage a wide range of points of view and celebrate our diverse backgrounds. Our unique combination of perspectives inspires innovation, connects us to our customers and positively affects our communities. It is only by working together and learning from each other that we make Progress. Join us!

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