Developer Relations Engineer, Google Cloud Infrastructure Advocate

Google Inc. Seattle , WA 98113

Posted 3 weeks ago

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience.

  • 5 years of experience as a software engineer, developer, or equivalent technical experience.

  • Practitioner-level experience in enterprise database administration and/or as a developer with database experience at the enterprise level.

Preferred qualifications:

  • 3 years of experience in enterprise database administration, such as PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Cassandra, Oracle and others.

  • Experience speaking at technology conferences, blogging/writing technical articles with an existing follower base, or contributing to popular open source projects.

About the job

The Google Cloud Developer Relations team consists of technical practitioners across many industries. Members of this team combine their domain expertise with their passion for making others successful to devise solutions and solve problems in simple, scalable, and innovative ways.

As the Google Cloud Advocate for Databases, you will help database administrators, and IT operations professionals run databases and storage, and help developers connect to them, architect and optimize their workloads, and integrate into other systems. You will advocate internally for these technical practitioners to the Google Cloud Product and Engineering teams. You will ensure that our products are built to meet the community's needs and provide the best possible user experiences.

Externally, you will work to raise awareness of cloud database technologies within our technical communities through enablement and inspiration, and drive strategy around Google Developer Relations efforts for specific communities, products, and paradigms. You'll use your practitioner knowledge and empathy to define product strategies and craft narratives around new products and technologies. You will meet technical practitioners where they are, and help get them to where they need to be.


  • Support an inclusive work environment and elevate other members of the team.

  • Participate in technical communities as a practitioner having, or developing, a deep understanding of that community's needs, specifically around data management.

  • Represent the needs of technical communities throughout the entire product lifecycle - including input on design discussions, customer zero testing, launch, and post-launch updates.

  • Advocate for your community internally and influence Google Cloud product strategy by working with Product Management, Engineering, PR, Marketing, Business Development, and other cross-functional teams.

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