Oracle Director - Developer Advocates in Irvine, California

Manage a team that acts as the central resource and driving force for the design, process, manufacturing, test, quality and marketing of product(s) as they move from conception to distribution. Organize interdepartmental activities ensuring completion of the project/product on schedule and within budget.

As a Director in the product development division, you will lead a team that defines product specifications and or strategy. Gather and analyze information to define product specifications and review design specifications. Envision and communicate product strategy and functionality. Initiate and foster relationships with other groups. Review product documentation and collateral. Ensure successful product releases based on corporate priorities.

Assists in the development of short, medium, and long term plans to achieve strategic objectives. Regularly interacts across functional areas with senior management or executives to ensure unit objectives are met. The ability to influence thinking or gain acceptance of others in sensitive situations is important. Demonstrated leadership and people management skills. Strong communication skills, analytical skills, thorough understanding of product development and product management. BS or MS degree or equivalent experience relevant to functional area. 8 of software engineering or related experience preferred.

Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Oracle Cloud helps developers rapidly build and deploy rich API first, mobile first, cloud-native applications using an enterprise-grade cloud platform. We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join the core Global Developer Relations team asDirector of Developer Advocatesfor API, mobile, container native, CICD and open source technologies. Successful applicants will manage and promote awareness and platform adoption through developer engagement programs, public event speaking, community engagement and general relationship building.

As Director of Developer Advocates, you will also be the champion of developers interests within Oracle. The objective is to win the hearts and minds of developers, drive developer advocacy, nurture, inspire and grow our developer communities, and execute on Oracle s major new strategic initiative for developers. This will be a multidimensional role and will provide a great opportunity to work independently, innovate and drive change.

You will be leveraging Oracle snext-generation technologies to demonstrate how developers and organizationscan develop compelling and innovative solutions. Individuals with fresh ideaswill rely on a wide area of technologies including Artificial Intelligence,Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Intelligent Chat Bots, Dockerand Kubernetes, Linux and infrastructure automation (Terraform), as well coreskills and practices for modern software development such as Java andJavascript programming, UI design, DevOps, CI/CD, etc.

_Responsibilities_

Manage a team of Developer Advocates/Evangelists who will:

Champion the capability of Oracle stechnologies in an engaging and fun manner through live or online demos

Deliver articulate, effective, andaudience-appropriate presentations/ demonstrations with technically orientedcontent at various events to both small and large audiences.

Write and drive high-quality technical contentthat helps developers get started more quickly and easily (reference examples,code samples, videos, blogs, podcasts, etc.)

Build and maintain relationships withdeveloper communities. Understand the needs and pains of enterprise developersand link them to a set of products and solutions provided by Oracle. Be thevoice of enterprise developers within Oracle.

Maintain in-depth knowledge in the relevantcloud-service areas, mainly around application development in the cloud. Stayinformed about other innovative services and technologies such as Chatbots, AI,and Blockchain.

Pick-up and execute quickly with new technologieseither by Oracle (home grown or acquired) or from new Open Source trends in themarket.

Work closely with Oracle product managementand engineering teams, bringing feedback from developers to PM s to improve ourproduct portfolio

Maintain good awareness of all relevantcompetitive products.

Maintain a respectful and credible presence onsocial media (Twitter/Facebook/Reddit), on GitHub, and on StackOverflow byconstantly engaging with developers.

_Qualifications_

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Manage a team of Developer Advocates/Evangelists who have:

Passion for developers and an innate desire for good developer experiences

  • Experience building and engaging communities

previously delivered high quality codesamples and documentation that others use to successfully onboard and build

track record of pursuing self-directed sideprojects, research, or open source projects

the ability to learn new technologies andadopt new tools (Oracle specific knowledge is a plus, but not required);working knowledge of at least one major vendor s cloud platform

xperience of some or all the following

o DevOps/GitOps

Docker, Kubernetes

Terraform, Jenkins, Git

Agile development methodologies (Scrum, Agile)

o Coding Skills

Java, JavaScript, SQL

Linux, shell scripting

confidence and success in conductingdeveloper engagements so he/she can act as a trusted advocate of Oracle s Cloud

excellent presentation and communicationskills

strong analytical and problem solving skillswith a high attention to detail

fluency on English language (verbal andwriting) is a must. Another major language would be considered an added asset(Spanish/Chinese/Portuguese)

Bachelor or Master, ideally in ComputerSciences, Engineering or related field. Advanced degree would be considered anadded asset.

Flexibility regarding work schedule and travel

5-8 years of experience in an evangelist role preferred

Job: *Product Development

Organization: *Oracle

Title: Director - Developer Advocates

Location: United States

Requisition ID: 18000F8R