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Developer Experience Engineer

Company: Aklivity
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

At Aklivity we are building a universal API layer for streaming by way of our event-driven API Gateway "Zilla". We are focused on developer success, bottom-up adoption, and open source.Zilla provides a unified, external interface to event-driven services and data. Zilla natively supports a range of network and messaging protocols, including Kafka. This enables it to expose event-streams to clients over their APIs of choice. Non-Kafka apps can now publish and subscribe to Kafka topics without the need for intermediary brokers, services and even Kafka Connect.With Zilla, developers are empowered to extend event-driven architectures to the edge. Streaming data to mobile/web apps for immersive end-user experiences becomes simpler; ingesting IoT readings at scale becomes more cost-effective; providing external partners with secure access to internal event-streams becomes possible. Developers are also able to seamlessly interface batched services to event-streams, and bridge request-response and messaging deployments like never before.The Aklivity team previously pioneered WebSocket, creating an enterprise-ready solution that still powers real-time applications across the Fortune 500 to this day. Aklivity launched in July 2021 and is backed by prominent Silicon Valley venture capital funds and leading industry experts.Responsibilities

  • Contribute to Zilla's adoption and growth.
  • Create engaging and highly technical content (tutorials, blog posts, code examples, etc.)
  • Collaborate with engineering teams to discuss the technologies and workflows, and create top-notch documentation.
  • Work with customers, product, support, and engineering to determine the best set of features to support and the best ways to support them.
  • Speak at online and offline events.Requirements
    • Previous software engineering experience (preferably full-stack) or 5+ years of developer advocacy.
    • Ability to distill complex technical concepts into clear, comprehensive, developer-focused documentation.
    • Meticulous project management skills, ability to collaborate in remote environments, high bar for quality of output.
    • Experience diving into large, unknown domains and being able to incrementally drive projects to success.
    • A collaborative, innovative, and solution-oriented attitude.
    • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
    • A degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Technical Communications, or related experience.Kindly Highlight (if applicable)
      • Experience working with Apache Kafka - (event streaming), databases, or distributed systems.
      • Experience with API management.
      • Technical writing experience.Working at Aklivity: https://www.aklivity.io/careersLet's shape the future of API connectivity!

Keywords: Aklivity, Palo Alto , Developer Experience Engineer, Engineering , Palo Alto, California

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