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Curriculum Developer for Lightbend Fast Data Platform

Location: Multiple Countries

Department: Professional Services

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

The Lightbend Training Development team is seeking a highly skilled technical Curriculum Developer to create course materials for Lightbend’s next generation, Fast Data Platform, a streaming data product suite. Lightbend’s Fast Data Platform is built on the Lightbend Reactive Platform (Scala, Akka, Play, Lagom), Kafka, Mesosphere DC/OS and a number of streaming engines including Akka Streams, Spark, Flink, Kafka Streams, Apache Beam.

The idea candidate has significant operations and development experience in Kafka and one or more streaming engines. As well the ideal candidate has a proven track record of delivering technical training and authoring technical courseware. The Fast Data Platform Curriculum Developer will join a dynamic Training Development team working on various Lightbend technology courses: Lagom Microservices, Akka, Reactive DevOps, Scala, Reactive Architecture and Design, etc.  The Team also develops its own courseware platform tools built using Scala, Lagom, Akka and Play. Even though curriculum development encompasses a significant amount of independent project work, the Team is highly collaborative, reviewing each other’s courseware Pull Requests, attending mock-teach reviews and full internal first teaches, and planning platform feature development and priorities.  Because of the team’s collaborations, you’ll be exposed to and learning a bit about other Lightbend technologies.  Outside of the Training Development Team, you will seek guidance from members of the Fast Data Platform engineering team.

What the Training Development Team is looking for:

  • A technical person who’s sees their final “product” as comprehension and learning by students.
  • An ability to explain complex technical concepts in a way that new learners can understand and apply.
  • A track record of creating high-quality technical training courses or learning documentation.
  • Experience teaching and presenting technology.
  • A technical expert in Kafka operations.
  • Experience in one or more big data and/or streaming technologies including Akka Streams, Spark, Flink, Kafka Streams, Apache Beam.
  • Working knowledge of Mesosphere DC/OS.
  • Experience in general server administration and operations.
  • Someone who thrives in a mixture of team collaboration at times and a lot of individual project work.
  • Adept at learning and applying new technologies.
  • Very strong grasp of the English language. 

This is a remote position so candidates can potentially live anywhere on the planet. The Team members however are located throughout North America. A candidate located in North America can more easily connect and collaborate than other timezones.

Extras that push you over the top:

  • Experience in developing self-paced MOOC or other on-demand training materials.
  • Knowledge of adult education and curriculum design methodologies.
  • Experience using Kafka APIs for development.
  • Administration and/or development experience in the Hadoop ecosystem including Spark.
  • Experience using Akka.
  • Scala and Java programming knowledge.
  • Experience using Git and markdown for courseware development.
  • Familiarity with CI/CD processes and Jenkins.

What we offer:

Lightbend is a fast-paced, collaborative environment in which you will be working on the most challenging and innovative technical endeavors. With a strong focus on work-life balance, you will have full benefits and everything you need to thrive!

Lightbend is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

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