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Developer Advocate

Build tools for the best
software teams in the world.

About Us

Buildkite is the fastest, most reliable, secure way to deploy and test code at any scale. Making developers happy and productive makes us happy, and we’re lucky to work closely with some of the best software teams in the world, including Airbnb, Shopify, Intercom, PagerDuty, and Basecamp.

We are a privately held company that values sustainable growth, transparency and work-life balance. We’re currently a distributed team of thirty and work remotely from Seattle, Vancouver, Perth, Sydney, Hobart, Adelaide, Kyoto, Oakland, Wellington, Berlin and Melbourne.

About The Role

We are looking for an experienced community-centric Developer Advocate to activate our community and build, share and grow relevant technical content for developers. We’re looking for someone with technical chops and a deep understanding of building and growing developer communities. We’re looking for someone who always approaches others, participates and leads with empathy and compassion.

We’re at an exciting phase of growth at Buildkite and this is an opportunity to build our voice as we ignite passion in others for our products and values. In this role, you will work closely with our VP of Marketing to help us empower our community.

This job is for you if you have:

  • Experience with DevOps, Buildkite, CI/CD, testing frameworks, config mgmt frameworks
  • B2B software industry experience
  • Ability to manage workloads with multiple competing priorities and deadlines
  • Extremely strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to develop initiatives and stories that DevOps teams can ingest
  • Experience working with a startup
  • Understanding of coding languages/frameworks

Samples of what you’ll do:

  • Generate technical content for product launches, live streams, contests, tutorials, webcasts, blogs and more
  • Channel feedback to and from our community, customer advisory boards and more to stakeholders within Buildkite
  • Create, monitor and facilitate engagement in social media, Slack and other relevant forums
  • Manage, staff, speak, and engage community at events
  • Share Buildkite success stories with developers and CI/CD users across the industry
  • Where needed, jump in to help teammates on less technical content-related projects including newsletters, case studies and more
TimezoneRemote, worldwide 🌎🌍🌏
Role TypePermanent

Application Process

We respect your time when applying for a position, and we’ll give you feedback at each of the following steps:

Submit an application
First step is submitting an application using Lever.
Screening interview
You’ll have an initial video call with a member of our People Operations team.
Second interview
You’ll meet with the VP of Marketing to talk about the role in detail.
Final interview
You’ll have one more video call with some marketing, product, design and engineering shaped humans.
We’ll send you an offer and have a video call to go through all the details with you.

Why Apply?

Small team, global impact

We believe small companies are beautiful, and that small teams can achieve big things. This makes everyone on the team an important part of Buildkite.

Flexible work hours

We don’t keep set office hours, so you can shift your hours around life’s commitments and non-work activities. Take time out of work for exercise, family or whatever life throws at you.

Support and growth

In a small but growing company, you’ll have the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects, and ship work that helps customers.

Work from anywhere

We’re a globally distributed company, and all our work happens remotely. Work from your home office, a co-working space, or your local cat café.


Learning & development

Invest in your personal and professional development with a yearly budget to spend on travel, conferences, workshops, courses, and books.

Health cover

We’ll make sure that you and your family have access to comprehensive health and hospital cover, no matter which country you live in.

Parental leave

Take time out to set up a new family, with 6 months of paid leave if you’re the primary carer, and 3 months if you’re secondary. You can use it flexibly, change between primary and secondary, and take the same leave for a still birth. We also keep paying super/401k for 6 months if you take unpaid leave.

Home office & coworking

Set yourself up with a great work environment, either at home or in a co-working space, with a budget for a desk and chair, and a new computer and phone every 24 months. We’ll also cover the cost of plants, art, or anything else you need to set yourself up with a beautiful and productive work environment.

Wellness & paid time off

Take care of your health and wellbeing away from the screen, with 6 weeks of paid leave per year, the ability to take time out of work for fitness, and a yearly budget to spend on things like yoga, climbing, personal training, or a day at the zoo.

Profit share & ownership

Share in the company’s success, and have a stake in what you’re helping to build. Everyone on the team receives a percentage share of the company profits each quarter, and an equity stake through our employee share program.

Working at Buildkite has given me the freedom to grow and flourish in all aspects of my life, personally and professionally. I’m proud to be a part of such a passionate and supportive team.
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Get in touch

If you’ve got any questions or issues with the application process, please let us know.