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Senior Developer Advocate

  • United States
Developer Relations

Job description

Great Expectations’ mission is to revolutionize the speed and integrity of data collaboration. Our software platform, Great Expectations is the leading open source tool for data testing, documentation, and profiling. Data teams all over the world use Great Expectations to instrument and understand their data and machine learning pipelines.

This is an exciting time at Great Expectations. Our open source community continues to grow rapidly while we’ll soon launch our first cloud offering. As a member of the Developer Relations team, you will have the opportunity to shape the developer experience and build a community for data practitioners from around the world that include startups, leaders in tech, and fortune 500 companies.

We are looking for someone who will:

  • Create and uphold a high standard of developer experience

  • Represent GX within the community and the wider industry

  • Create a welcoming, inclusive, and supportive community

  • Champion for the interest of our developers within the company

  • Create educational content including documentation, code samples, and videos

  • Build meaningful relationships with data developers through online and in-person workshops and events

  • Improve our developer experience through feedback to Product and Engineering

  • Collaborate with engineering to support our open source product, including addressing bug fixes and shepherding contributions

Why join Great Expectations?

Glad you asked! We offer…

  • A world class team, with deep roots in open source, cutting-edge software and data development backed by some of the best open source and data infrastructure investors in the industry: Index, CRV, and Root Ventures. We are actively cultivating a new cultural blend of excellent data engineering and AI-enabled technical workflows.

  • A fast-growing company with lots of opportunity for learning and personal growth.

  • A front-row seat to the rapid evolution of data science and engineering. Data work is going through a renaissance, and—as the leading provider of a key piece in the new technology ecosystem—Great Expectations is right in the middle of it.

  • A kind, curious, and open-minded company culture. We are always seeking ways to improve ourselves and our processes; we keep these conversations open to the whole team. We prioritize empowering our team members rather than a command and control hierarchy.

  • A distributed team with lots of flexibility around timing and individual work preferences. We currently have teammates in Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Washington. We’d love to add your state.

  • And of course, competitive compensation (base salary + equity package) with available Medical, Dental, Vision & 401K with 5% employer match.

The salary range for this role is $159,000-$196,000 plus equity. Our offers are made by taking into account the skill level, experience and location of the specific candidate. In addition to our compensation package, we offer a competitive suite of benefits.

Job requirements

What you bring:

  • Strong technical background, including 3+ years as a Developer Advocate or Software Engineer

  • Demonstrable hands-on programming experience and solid programming foundations; you will be coding up to 50% of your time in this role

  • Ability to communicate effectively with data developers with technical precision and authenticity

  • Passion for developer experience and community building

It’d be nice if you also had:

  • Previous experience working in data engineering, including knowledge of current data engineering tools and trends

  • Direct experience with data work in python, SQL, Spark, etc.

  • Experience as an Open Source contributor or maintainer

  • Data in your blood. The more curiosity you have about a wide variety of data from all walks of life, the better.

If you don’t think you meet all of the criteria but are still interested in the job, please apply. Nobody checks every box - we’re looking for candidates that are particularly strong in a few areas, and have some interest and capabilities in others.


Great Expectations is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with Federal law and the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 22.1800, the selected candidate will be required to provide documentation that will verify their identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

Please note that while the position is remote, we currently require applicants to be located in the United States and cannot offer visa sponsorship at this time.