Principal Developer Advocate, AWS Native Containers

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Location: Australia

Job Type: Full time


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Job summary
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is looking for a talented technical voice to advocate to, and on behalf of, the AWS Native Container Services team. Developer Advocacy drives contribution, adoption, and community engagement for Amazon Container Services across the globe, while providing feedback and insight to help create the best container-focused products on the planet. The Native Container Services team is tasked with building and operating services such as Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS), Fargate, App Runner, and App Mesh, that make it easy for customers to run container-based applications and microservices in production using cloud-native tools and products. As part of the larger team that is responsible for Amazon EKS, Lambda, Elastic Container Registry, and AWS Proton, this is the place where the present and future of cloud-based compute is being created. In this role, you will jump into situations where ambiguity is the norm, be obsessed about the experience of our customers, drive cross-team and cross-product projects to completion and use your technical ability and market context to validate the direction of Amazon Native Containers. You will join a talented team of Developer Advocates to learn from, and with, in an atmosphere that is engaging, diverse, and dynamic.

Key job responsibilities
Ideally, you are someone who has written code, operated infrastructure, and can get in the technical weeds with the best of them. Hands on experience building and delivering solutions with Amazon container products will be very useful in this role. You get great satisfaction from guiding developers and enterprises towards a technology you believe in. You have immediate credibility with developers evidenced by your experience on platforms such as GitHub, Twitter, and Medium, but are equally comfortable working with decision makers at large enterprises. You love to share your passion with others and exhibit good judgment in selecting strategic opportunities to do so. You don’t just want to be part of an industry movement, you want to be out front leading it. If this sounds like you, this is your dream job. Your responsibilities will include:
  • Delivering compelling presentations, product demos, sample solutions, and discussions to drive adoption of containers and other container technologies
  • Working directly with the service team to identify and develop new features/functionality and improvements based on feedback gathered from customers
  • Actively participating in open source projects and being a member of the open source community
  • Gaining industry recognition and credibility as a regular attendee, panelist, and keynote speaker at meetups, technology conferences, trade shows and press events
  • Creating screencasts, white papers and tutorials about emerging technologies and industry developments
  • Maintaining a strong and credible presence in technology channels relevant to developers
  • Working with your worldwide AWS service team advocacy counterparts to share best practices and help build a best-in-the-industry organization committed to building the best cloud products on earth

About the team
Work-Life Balance
Striking a healthy balance between your personal and professional life is crucial to your happiness and success here, which is why we aren’t focused on how much time you spend at work or online. Instead, we’re happy to offer a flexible schedule so you can have a more productive and well-balanced life—both in and outside of work. This job is 100% remote, and available in the United States, Europe, Japan, Singapore, and Australia.

Mentorship & Career Growth
Our team is dedicated to supporting new members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded professional and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.

Fun? Yes, fun.
Not expecting this here, were you? Our team strives to keep things in perspective, especially with all of the global....challenges of the last few years. If you don't laugh at least once in any call with this team, we'll keep trying harder until you do. If you aren't having fun, what's the point?


  • 4+ years of technical experience in Development, DevOps, SRE, Developer Advocacy or a similar role
  • 2+ years experience in a role which includes writing and speaking on technical topics
  • 2+ years experience with containers as a developer, operator, or advocate


  • Open source experience, familiar with upstream workflows and tools including GitHub and git
  • Container development experience in your preferred programming language(s)
  • Amazon ECS cluster administration and operation
  • Product team experience
  • Project or product team leadership experience

The pay range for this position in Colorado is $160828- $217591 / yr; however, base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. A sign-on bonus and restricted stock units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered. This information is provided per the Colorado Equal Pay Act. Base pay information is based on market location. Applicants should apply via Amazon's internal or external careers site.

Acknowledgement of country:
In the spirit of reconciliation Amazon acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

IDE statement:
Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, or other legally protected attributes.
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