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DevOps Advocate

Build tools for the best
software teams in the world.

About The Role

Buildkite is looking for a DevOps Advocate to support our vision to unblock every developer on the planet. You’ll do this by ensuring teams delivering software have a first-class experience with Buildkite’s DevOps platform. You’ll play a key part in the growth of the Buildkite developer community by building deep relationships with our users, creating a two-way feedback loop and leveraging optimal communication channels. You’ll create working prototypes and integrations, demos and sample code, and cross-channel, educational content, such as videos, streams and podcasts, to communicate the product vision. This is a highly-visible role that will help level-up user delight and platform adoption–you’ll also get to work with some of the best engineering teams in the world, including Airbnb, Shopify, PagerDuty, and Lyft.

You’ll report to the Product Marketing Lead, and influence the success of DevOps teams everywhere.

What you'll do:

  • Create a two-way feedback loop between the Buildkite team and our users by spending time speaking with DevOps practitioners and understanding their needs–this feedback will help inform product roadmaps ensuring we’re building products our users need (and want)

  • Generate engaging product demos, sample solutions, technical blogs, live streams, tutorials, webinars that excite and educate new and existing users

  • Expand our presence by experimenting with various content types on new channels and help us drill down on what works

  • Prototype examples of technical integrations between Buildkite and tools in the wider ecosystem

  • Work with product and engineering to ensure products are launched with accompanying content that improves developer experience and understanding

  • Monitor existing community channels and interact with users on social media, the Buildkite community Slack (and other Slack communities), the Buildkite Community Forum, and other industry channels

  • Keep an eye on the software development market, and identify opportunities in the DevOps space

  • Speak at developer meetups and community and industry events (including our annual CI/CD conference, Unblock)

We're looking for you to:

  • Have prior experience with DevOps (including CI/CD and testing frameworks), Buildkite, config management frameworks and coding languages / frameworks

  • Be an educator at heart who loves teaching and mentoring developers

  • Have a passion for developer tools and communities, and a curiosity to learn and try new things

  • Enjoy speaking in front of groups (small or large)–in external meetings, at conferences, and meetups

  • Find fulfilment in helping other technical humans get better at their jobs, such as finding new ways to make developers' lives easier

Don’t meet 100% of the above qualifications? Please still consider applying! Folks with a range of experiences are exciting–our team includes team members from banking to software engineering, and frankly, we’re able to build better, more holistic experiences using our different backgrounds.

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Role TypePermanent

You'll work closely with:

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Mel KaulfussLead Developer Advocate
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Ashley McClellandVP of Marketing
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Shaziya BandukiaLead Product Marketing Manager

About Us

We build tools to help the best software teams stay happy and productive. We’ve rethought how CI/CD should work and have built a platform that is fast, reliable, secure, and is able to scale to the needs of the most demanding high-growth tech companies including Shopify, Pinterest, Wayfair, Cruise, PagerDuty, Culture Amp, and Canva.

Buildkite is a differently shaped company that values work-life balance and supports staff to work the ways that make sense for them. From the beginning, our goal has been to build a company that is people-centered, supportive and just a little bit weird 💚

To Apply

We have some details at this link which you can fill in. You don’t need to complete every section, just send through any link or document you’re proud of that helps us understand your skillset. This doesn’t have to be a resume, but it can be. There’s also a section to write some words about you and why this role interests you if you like.

If you have any questions or if you’d like to find out more about working at Buildkite, please email

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.

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