Developer Advocate

Traefik Labs | United States

Date listed

3 months ago



Traefik Labs is a VC backed company that develops simple and future-proof cloud-native networking solutions for modern IT environments. The company’s popular open source projects include Traefik, the cloud-native application proxy with more than 2 billion downloads and used by the world’s largest web companies. Traefik Labs’ mission is to simplify cloud-native adoption for all enterprises.

We believe that simpler is better, that Open Source is superior, and community drives innovation!

The Position

As Traefik Labs' Developer Advocate you will engage with our user and contributor community to help drive its growth. In this highly technical role, you will be an ecosystem influencer and champion of users’ needs. You will work to build relationships and deeply understand and improve people’s adoption journeys by driving activities ranging from inspiring users with the latest technology advancements and best practices to identifying and removing the friction points getting in their way.


  • Accomplished public speaker willing to speak at conferences, Meetups, and other relevant engagements.
  • Technical writer with a track record of editorial and educational content
  • Referenceable social media persona.
  • Autonomous, yet highly collaborative, comfortable in a remote work culture using the tools associated with such a culture.
  • Open source software advocate with contributions on GitHub.
  • Comfortable coding and hacking on Docker and Kubernetes in an enterprise environment.
  • Experience with Rancher, Mesos, and other technologies that Traefik integrates with.


  • Blogging, hacking, coding, demonstrating, documenting, educating, speaking, advocating
  • Connect with user group members, online and in person, to build personal relationships and understand their needs, usage, journeys, and barriers to adoption
  • Produce high quality technical “how-to” content (blogs, webinars, talks) addressing common user needs, latest technology advances, and emerging best practices
  • Present at meetups, webinars, conferences, and other ecosystem events
  • Provide structured feedback to Product Management to guide product evolution
  • Write code where required to support how-to content or presentations
  • Build and nurture relationships with influencers and open source leaders
  • Support our user group through regular office hours and community channels & forum
  • Tweet, create blog posts and other social media to your ideas and grow your ecosystem influence
  • Monitor user group growth and health, tracking metrics and running regular user group surveys
  • Seek out an understanding of the friction points getting in users’ way and launch & own programs to remove them
  • Produce case studies, webinars, and podcasts featuring real users
  • Travel regularly (post-pandemic) within the US, and occasionally internationally, to attend or present at conferences, workshops, meetups, and other ecosystem events

The Location

This position is based in North America.

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