Clean Code Developer Advocate

  • Sonar
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • 26 Jun, 2024
Full time

Job Description

Sonar solves the trillion-dollar challenge of bad code. Sonar equips organizations to achieve and sustain a Clean Code state by empowering developers to write consistent, intentional, adaptable, and responsible code. Clean Code produces software that is maintainable, reliable, and secure, allowing development teams to spend less time fixing issues and more time innovating. With Sonar, and by employing the company’s Clean as You Code methodology, organizations minimize risk, reduce technical debt, increase productivity, and derive more value from their software in a predictable and sustainable way.

Sonar’s open-source and commercial products – SonarLint, SonarCloud, and SonarQube – support over 30 programming languages, frameworks, and infrastructure technologies. Trusted by more than 500,000 organizations and used by more than 7 million developers globally to clean more than half a trillion lines of code, Sonar is integral to delivering better software.

Sonar’s Developer Relations team is looking for a passionate Developer Advocate to play an essential role in growing and educating its fast-growing community.

The impact you can have 
As a Developer Advocate, you join a team of talented Product people and Developer Advocates to further the Clean Code mission by reaching and educating developers across their preferred forums. As one of the public voices and faces of Sonar, you are the thought leader for Clean Code in your community, helping fellow developers write better, more secure code.


On a daily basis, you will

  • Engage and build mindshare with developers across our community through thought leadership and tactical content around Software Engineering best practices, Software Development Lifecycle best practices, Software Quality, and testing
  • Strengthen collaboration with communities, forums, and projects by establishing integrations or other modes of deep alignment
  • Create compelling technical content delivered as blogs, ebooks, podcasts, webinars, videos, and articles
  • Develop unique demos in conjunction with vendors and partners in the ecosystem
  • Host meetups, orchestrate workshops, and speak at conferences and events
  • Promote and drive attendance for company-hosted developer events and webinars
  • Establish relationships and reach with technology communities and organizations
  • Work closely with the teams at Sonar who deal with programming languages, development workflows and best practices to have an impact on the team's short and long-term objectives
  • Work closely with the Product Manager group to provide feedback on our products from the community
  • Partner with sales engineers and product marketers to advocate for Clean Code in diverse forums
  • Collaborate with community managers and other advocates to enhance ecosystem engagement
  • Leverage social media presence to amplify the Sonar brand within the developer community


The skills you will demonstrate

  • 10+ years as a technologist in one or more of the following roles: developer advocate, evangelist, solution architect, software engineer
  • Computer science degree or equivalent experience
  • Solid understanding of the Software Development Lifecycle, DevOps functions, and CI/CD 
  • Passionate about Designing, Writing, and Delivering High Quality Software (Clean Code)
  • Solid understanding of the impact and management of Technical Debt within an SDLC
  • Prior experience presenting Software Engineering related subjects to technical audiences
  • Strong proven experience in one or more of the following programming languages. Java, C++, Python, JavaScript, or C#
  • Demonstrated experience in technical writing in blogs, articles, or tutorials
  • Track record of success getting speaking abstracts accepted into technical conferences
  • Growing following on social media platforms including Twitter, GitHub, Medium, YouTube, LinkedIn
  • Exceptional communication skills with technical audiences using the English language


The soft skills we’re looking for in Developer Advocates

  • A collaborative DNA
  • Highly autonomous and pragmatic.
  • Open-minded and very positive can-do attitude.
  • Comfortable in dealing with change, complexity, and uncertainty.
  • Self-confident enough to challenge the status quo as well as to receive feedback.
  • Leadership: you take initiative and demonstrate your ability to lead a subject from beginning to end.
Why you will love it here

• We value a safe work culture - founded in respect, kindness, and the right to fail.
• We hire great people - we value communication skills as much as technical prowess and we strive to create a work environment that allows for everyone to succeed and feel empowered to do their best work. Our 500+ SonarSourcers from 35 different nationalities can relate!
• Work-life balance - a healthy work-life balance is very important at Sonar.
• Flexible hours - we schedule our days in order to be effective at work, while also being able to enjoy life’s important moments.
• We promote continuous learning - in an ever-changing industry, learning new skills is the key to growth and success! We're happy to support all employees in this journey if desired. 

What we do

As Home of Clean Code, Sonar is the ultimate solution to achieving Clean Code for developers and organizations alike. 

The company was formed to develop the open-source tool SonarQube, which has since become the go-to standard in code quality management. We strive every day to pave the way for developers, tackling the toughest issues head-on and pushing the limits of what’s possible. 

Who we are

At Sonar we believe in people, dedication, and innovation. We’re a team of problem solvers who are passionate and relentless in their respective missions. We want to work with people who are ready and willing to fasten their seat belts and be part of an incredible ride! 

Our Core Values are: Smarter Together, Excellence, Innovation, and Delivery. They reflect our unique culture and we expect them to help shape and positively strengthen our organization. 

If you want to learn more about our culture, check out our blog post.

Join us; we’ll be smarter and stronger together!

Sonar is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to treating every employee with equal respect and fairness. We maintain a zero-tolerance policy toward any form of discrimination. All candidates will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.