Developer Experience Engineer

At Tabular, data engineers, analysts, and scientists are most effective when they can focus on building reliable data products and answering questions, not fighting infrastructure. We’re creating a new data platform that automates maintenance and optimization to protect people from tedious concerns while enabling them to work with the same data simultaneously across Spark, Trino, Flink, and other engines. The core of Tabular is the open-source standard for huge analytic tables, Apache Iceberg.

The opportunity

As a Developer Experience (DevEx) engineer, your goal is to consider the everyday experience of developers, users, and contributors of the project and improve the systems they work in. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams, including product, engineering, marketing, and developer relations, to create educational and engaging content to improve the overall experience for data engineers using our products and services.

What you’ll do

  1. Develop and maintain the Apache Iceberg documentation, tutorials, blog posts, and presentations tailored to data engineers.

  2. Collaborate with product, engineering, and sales teams to ensure a deep understanding of our products and services and the needs of our data engineer persona.

  3. Identify gaps in existing developer contributor and user experience and propose creative solutions to address those needs.

  4. Actively engage with the data engineering community to gather feedback, answer questions, and continuously improve Iceberg and Tabular content and resources.

  5. Track, analyze, and report content performance metrics to optimize content strategy.

  6. Stay current with industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices related to data engineering, ensuring our content remains relevant and up-to-date.

  7. Become an expert member of the Apache Iceberg community.

What you’ll bring to the team

You are eager to learn complex technical ideas and to find accessible ways to teach other people about them. You have excellent communication skills. Your writing is clear and concise without being dull. You express deep empathy and consideration for existing and future users of the Iceberg community with your writing.

  1. 2+ years of experience in engineering, technical writing, developer advocacy, or similar role with a focus on data engineering.

  2. Strong understanding of data engineering concepts, technologies, and best practices, such as data pipelines, ETL processes, data warehouses, data lakehouses, and big data frameworks (e.g., Trino, Spark).

  3. Proficiency in at least one programming language commonly used in data engineering, such as Python, Java, Scala, Rust, or Go.

  4. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with the ability to explain complex technical concepts in clearly and concisely.

  5. Experience with content creation tools, such as Markdown, Git, and static site generators.

  6. Ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and adapt to feedback.

  7. Familiarity with web analytics tools and performance metrics.

What gives you an edge

  1. Experience working with one or more big data processing engines (but please not Pig).

  2. Experience building and scheduling ETL pipelines.

  3. Experience working with cloud-based data engineering platforms and services (e.g., AWS, Google Cloud, Azure).

  4. Previous experience in a data engineering role or in building data engineering solutions.

About Tabular

The Tabular team has deep experience with open-source big data projects and comes from data engineering and platform teams at Netflix, where Apache Iceberg was created.

  • We are a remote-first company. You can work from anywhere as long as we can legally pay you ,and your working hours have a reasonable overlap with the rest of the team.

  • We care about impact, not hours. How much time off you take is up to you—coordinate with your manager to avoid support gaps.

Employees are essential to us, so we have excellent benefits plans for individuals and families.

  • We want to build an inclusive workplace where everyone can be themselves and contribute their best work, and hiring from diverse backgrounds and networks will help us make a better company.

About the position

The salary range for this position is between $60,000 and $240,000, depending on experience.


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