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Software Engineering Manager - Developer Advocacy



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2024

Every day we tackle new and exciting challenges to empower developers to build modern cloud, mobile, and edge applications that deliver a premium user experience. Couchbase delivers unmatched performance, scalability, flexibility and financial value across cloud, on premises, hybrid, mobile and edge deployments. The database market is undergoing a generational shift and is one of the largest market opportunities in enterprise software due to big trends like the need for digital transformation, acceleration to the cloud and innovation at the edge. Join Couchbase to be a part of a greater change. Here you’ll have the opportunity to learn and grow with some of the most innovative, passionate and humble individuals in the database industry.

Engineering Manager - Developer Advocacy Team

The Developer Advocacy Team is responsible for the design and development of tools, frameworks, sample applications, example code, documentation, guided tours, videos, and tutorials to ease the use of Couchbase by developers and customers and guide the team in the activities mentioned above. As an Engineering Manager, you will play a key role in tracking, helping prioritise and unblocking the team. You will join a team that is the voice of Couchbase within the developer communities and an advocate for the developers. You'll drive both software development and advocacy.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, or a related discipline
  • 6-8 years of experience in software development, with at least 2 of them leading teams
  • Solid knowledge of Agile-related approaches including SCRUM, Kanban, Lean Startup, Design Thinking and
  • Experience with Jira and implementing Agile techniques in a software delivery environment
  • Strong working knowledge of Project Management software tools and can build work breakdown structures, project schedules, risk registers, generate reports and other programmatic artifacts.
  • Comfortable with one or more programming languages such as Java, .Net, Node, Python, Ruby, Golang, Rust, or PHP is highly desired.
  • Solid understanding of the Test Plan, code promotion, deployment, and release processes.
  • Experience working with Cloud Computing
  • The ability to handle multiple projects with different stakeholders, ensuring their expectations are well-managed and aligned
  • The ability to work autonomously.
  • You are fun to be around, easy-going, optimistic and can handle bad puns.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • You are a community enthusiast and have made contributions to open-source projects.
  • Experience with NoSQL Databases (Couchbase, MongoDB, Neo4J, Cassandra, DynamoDb, Redis, and/or Memcached, etc )
  • Strong leadership and analytical skills in combination with excellent written and verbal communication abilities.
  • Solid database experience
  • Validated agile learning/credentials such as CSM, A-CSM, SA, PSM, IC Agile such as Client (IC-Agile, IC-Agile ATF(Agile Team Facilitator)

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist the team in writing stories and make appropriate commitments through story selection and task definition, identifying and removing impediments.
  • Organizing and facilitating daily stand-up meetings, reviews, retrospectives, sprint and release planning, demos and other Scrum/Kanban-related meetings
  • Manage JIRA board and backlog for sprint execution
  • Tracking and communicating team velocity and sprint/release progress, maintaining process documentation
  • Preventing distractions that interfere with the ability of the team to deliver on release goals; facilitating discussion and conflict resolution

Work Location: Bangalore, The Candidate is expected to work from the office 3 days a week.

Why Couchbase?
Modern customer experiences need a flexible cloud database platform that can power applications spanning from cloud to edge and everything in between. Couchbase’s mission is to simplify how developers and architects develop, deploy and consume modern applications wherever they are. We have reimagined the database with our fast, flexible and affordable cloud database platform Capella, allowing organizations to quickly build applications that deliver premium experiences to their customers– all with best-in-class price performance. More than 30% of the Fortune 100 trust Couchbase to power their modern applications and build innovative new ones. See our recent awards to learn why Couchbase is a great place to work.We are honored to be a part of the Best Places to Work Award for the Bay Area and the UK. Couchbase offers a total rewards approach to benefits that recognizes the value you create here, so that you in turn may best serve yourself and your family. Some benefits include:
  • Generous Time Off Program - Flexibility to care for you and your family
  • Wellness Benefits - A variety of world class medical plans to choose from, along with dental, vision, life insurance, and employee assistance programs*
  • Financial Planning - RSU equity program*, ESPP program*, Retirement program* and Business Travel Insurance
  • Career Growth - Be valued, Create value approach
  • Fun Perks - A Monthly Lifestyle Spending Account credit, an ergonomic and comfortable in-office / WFH setup. Food & Snacks for in-office employees.
  • And much more!
*Note: some programs are not applicable to all countries. Please discuss with a Couchbase recruiter to learn more.
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