Developer Advocate

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From our founding until now, our mission has remained the same: to remove the engineering burden from data teams by standardizing and fully automating data connectors. With Fivetran, your data just arrives in your warehouse, canonical and ready to query, no engineering or maintenance required. As we watch more and more companies leverage our technology to become truly data-driven, we’re proud not only of our growth but also of the fact that we’ve grown without compromising our core values.
We do the right thing, even when it's harder in the short run. We challenge the status quo by reasoning from first principles.
Fivetran belongs to all of us. We take ownership and are accountable for getting things done. Through curiosity, learning, and coaching, we grow as individuals and teams.
One team, one dream.
We share the pains and successes of our customers, partners and colleagues. We seek, gather, and trust a diverse group of teammates with different perspectives to guide Fivetran's progress.
If these values resonate with you, we’d love to hear from you.
Are you empathetic toward your community of technical customers, able to listen to their challenges and feature wishlists, advocate for their needs, and help craft solutions? Are you passionate about growing your knowledge everyday about the technologies that your customers use (open source and paid tools, platforms, etc.) to build (or hack) solutions for their needs? Are you a storyteller and social person who loves to build these solutions with customers and partners, and to narrate the value of the solution to other customers through blogs, talks, and community gatherings? 
If so, we are looking for a Developer Advocate to help lead the growing community of Fivetran customers and partners, hear their needs, and innovate with them.
As a Developer Advocate, you will engage with Fivetran's technical users and partners. You will listen to their needs and help translate their existing use cases to the modern data stack. In doing so, you will tell the story of how Fivetran fits with our partners, open source tools, and other products to replace traditional ETL tools. You will help our customers realize their data transformations needs, learn about their current solutions, and help build deeper solutions with knowledge of a range of tools and approaches. This may include building your own open source projects.
When sharing those solutions through blog posts, conference talks, workshops, etc, your solutions will be the technical cornerstone of your stories. Ultimately, you want to help existing and future customers, and your solutions and ways to engage with customers and partners will exhibit that care with passion, creativity, and a sense of humor.
This position will report to the Manager of Partner and Developer Relations in Oakland, CA. 

As a Developer Advocate at Fivetran you will:

  • Get up to speed on (or already know) Fivetran's products, partner technologies, and existing customers and use cases.
  • Learn about the Fivetran community, their challenges, needs, and the tools they use today to transform their data.
  • Use the products extensively and help improve any areas of documentation, getting started guides, and demos that need help.
  • Learn about and become familiar with relevant open source and commercial products that current customers and partners use to transform Fivetran data.
  • Lead trainings, user groups, and discussions for Fivetran community members and for its sister technology communities.
  • Create and publish the content (blogs, talks, etc) with customers and partners on solutions.
  • Build and grow a social presence for Fivetran and your personal brand.
  • Assist with questions on Slack, StackOverflow, and other Fivetran help channels, and convert the answers into product feedback and publishable content.
  • Identify community champions, advocate for their needs, help them spread the word, and recognize their support.

What you'll bring to table:

  • Practical experience as a software engineer, Developer Advocate, or Solutions Architect with coding experience.
  • Ability to share examples of past talks videos and blog posts.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the desire to share knowledge with the team and community.
  • A team and community player: communicating with and investing in the team and the community for long-term healthy relationships.
  • Thought leadership in a technical community preferred.
  • We welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds, for example fluency in multiple languages and cultural practices.

Perks of Working with us!

  • 100% paid Medical, Dental, Vision and Basic Life Insurance
  • Flexible PTO
  • 401k match program
  • Pet Insurance -- and yes, you can bring your well-behaved fur babies to work
  • Commuter Benefits to help with transit and parking costs
  • Professional development and training opportunities
  • Unlimited coffee, office snacks and frequent catered lunches
  • Company happy hours and fun team building activities

Shaped by the real-world needs of data analysts, Fivetran technology is the smartest, fastest way to replicate your applications, databases, events and files into a high-performance cloud warehouse. Fivetran connectors deploy in minutes, require zero maintenance, and automatically adjust to source changes — so your data team can stop worrying about engineering and focus on driving insights. To learn more about Fivetran’s culture and what it’s like to be part of the team, click here and enjoy our video.

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We're right in the heart of downtown Oakland: a block from Tribune Tower, a block from 12th St. Bart, and astounding dining options all around.

An Insider's view of Fivetran

What's something quirky about your company?

It's a small thing, but our team leads have started making cakes to celebrate big launches. There is a competition going for who makes the best cake.


Staff Software Engineer

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm most excited about our Powered-by-Fivetran initiative, enabling customers to actually embed Fivetran connectors into their customer experience. As a product manager, having such a powerful accelerator drive data-driven results for my end-users is thrilling, helping data products to get closer to low cost, high impact solutions.


Senior Product Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

Communication. There is so much collaboration happening both within teams and cross-functionally, that open and clear communication is the only way we're able to succeed. Also, 1 Team, 1 Dream is a value of ours that I see lived out daily across different teams at Fivetran.


Senior Tech Recruiter

What is your vision for the company?

My vision for Fivetran is to be the global employer of choice among top talent seeking inclusive culture, abundant advancement opportunities, and a team of diverse, high performing employees who share strong core values.


Director, People Operations

How does the company support your career growth?

Fivetran has a very strong mentoring program that is very helpful to guide each employee to a fast-tracked career growth. Ownership and working on challenging problems that create immense business impact prepare us for the next level.


Staff Software Engineer

What are Fivetran Perks + Benefits

Fivetran Benefits Overview

100% paid Medical, Dental, Vision and Basic Life Insurance
Unlimited/flexible PTO
401k match program
Pet Insurance -- and yes, you can bring your well-behaved fur babies to work
Commuter Benefits to help with transit and parking costs
Professional development and training opportunities
Unlimited coffee, office snacks and frequent catered lunches
Company happy hours and fun team building activities

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to $12000 monthly maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Fivetran's health insurance policy covers 100% of the monthly premium and 70% of dependents' premium.
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Our pet discount plan provides 25% off services and preventative medication.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Fivetran offers 401k through Vanguard.
401(K) Matching
Fivetran provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan. We match up to 4% of contributions.
Company Equity
4-year vest with 1-year cliff.
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 16 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. We offer reimbursement for doula services up to $3,000 pre-tax and $300 for e-learning classes.
Flexible Work Schedule
Fivetran provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 16 hours per year of paid volunteer time.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive unlimited hours per year of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Fivetran hosts an annual trip open to the entire global workforce and is called Camp Fivetran!
Game Room
Our game room includes Video Games.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
We provide free lunch every other Wednesday.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted at team's discretion.
Pet Friendly
Fivetran's pet policy is dog friendly daily, cat friendly daily.
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Fivetran offers employees professional development opportunities like the ability to attend job-related conferences and seminars.
Diversity Program
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Customized development tracks
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