First Derivatives plc is a global leader in consulting, business services and technology. We are the home for diverse thinkers and innovators. We know that our people are vital to our success and we are proud of the diverse and vibrant team we have built across the globe. We are committed to hiring top talent, creating an environment where they can thrive, and recognizing and rewarding their dedication as they progress within the company.
To meet the growing demand for our technology and services, we are currently growing our KX team in the role of KX Technical Evangelist.
Placement within the team carries a high level of public visibility in part due to the on-going interaction with clients, as well as presenting at conferences and other institutions.
This team also carries high internal visibility as we often work closely with various stakeholders in R&D, Sales, Marketing and Customer Success.
In KX, we have both a great technology and an exciting tech roadmap we want to highlight and showcase – this is the focus of the Evangelism Function.
The role of a developer (or Technical) Evangelist centres around communicating the merits of a given technology to tech-literate audiences.
Technical Evangelism involves presenting your created demonstrations within a number of forums: Internally across functions Externally to KX client developers – showcasing the latest and greatest Externally to developer audiences at conferences or other speaking events e.g. Meetups Other responsibilities will include the co-ordination of the regional KX Meetup group in conjunction with the global team and once monthly delivery of our free public one-day introductory workshop
Criteria: 5+ years’ experience working in an active kdb+/q development rol Enthusiasm and interest in learning new technologies Must enjoy speaking about code, infrastructure Excellent interpersonal communication skills
Desirable : Previous experience with content creation Experience with education/training Experience with containerization software like Docker Experience working within public Cloud Environments (AWS, GCP, Azure) Experience with other programming languages and/or software (preferred C++, Java & C#) Experience working in client-facing roles Experience working cross-functionally within an organisation
This role is based in London.
Working for FD:
At FD, you will embark upon a career with life-long learning at its core, facilitating rapid professional and personal development and the opportunity to design your own path. We support a variety of external training courses and accreditations and are truly passionate about our Mentor Program, through which our senior colleagues generously set aside personal time to coach and support others in their career progression.
We are delighted to have several active internal networks, social committees, and charity initiatives, designed with the intention of meeting the holistic needs of our employees and giving back to our communities.
Our employees are rewarded with numerous benefits as part of their employment, including: Competitive Salary Extensive Health Care Package Pension plan Employee Assistance Programme Annual leave increasing with service Group Life Protection Benefit Training opportunities FD Internal Network and Sports & Social Calendar
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- C Sharp (Programming Language)
- C++ (Programming Language)
- Content Creation