Developer Advocate, PHP



Software Engineering, Legal
Europe · Middle East · Africa
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

The worldwide data management software market is massive (According to IDC, the worldwide database software market, which it refers to as the database management systems software market, was forecasted to be approximately $82 billion in 2023 growing to approximately $137 billion in 2027. This represents a 14% compound annual growth rate). At MongoDB we are transforming industries and empowering developers to build amazing apps that people use every day. We are the leading developer data platform and the first database provider to IPO in over 20 years. Join our team and be at the forefront of innovation and creativity.

We're seeking a PHP Developer Advocate to join our Developer Relations team, driving enablement for MongoDB capabilities in the PHP community. As developers increasingly choose MongoDB as their data platform, your role will involve directly engaging the community, creating inspiring resources and content, and collaborating with a global team of skilled Developer Advocates. From startups to Fortune 500 companies, you'll empower developers to integrate advanced data capabilities into their apps and solutions. If you're passionate about PHP and enjoy fostering a vibrant developer ecosystem, join us in shaping the future of development on MongoDB.

Our Developer Relations team is distributed worldwide, and most of the group works remotely. This role can work from North America, South America, or Europe locations. Please check out our latest content and activity to see what our team is doing.

Candidate Profile

We are excited to welcome an influential and established voice in the PHP community to our team.

As an experienced PHP developer, you have produced various types of technical content, such as videos, blog posts, and conference talks. Your content has shared technical insights, led discussions, and inspired others to use best practices. Your passion lies in sharing your knowledge and enabling fellow developers with modern technology and best practices.

You have at least five years of experience in a technical role, preferably as a developer, working within an enterprise or directly with customers. You might have some experience as a developer advocate or have been doing advocacy tasks, and now looking to do it full-time. Although it is not mandatory, a general understanding of MongoDB would be a plus. However, you must have extensive experience with one major framework and a complementary programming language.

Your contributions to open-source projects or other code-sharing platforms demonstrate your ability and enthusiasm to help others get started or solve innovative problems.

As an effective teacher, you can explain complex issues in a simple, understandable manner. You will develop expertise in MongoDB, document modeling, and emerging topics across our industry while appreciating the key capabilities of our platform.

Our team is built to work together, share knowledge, and help each other grow. You will work with others at all levels, supporting peer reviews, building demos, delivering sessions, and creating content.

Above all, you should be genuinely passionate about enabling other developers to be more productive and successful in their day-to-day jobs.

Position Expectations

  • Leverage your strong foundation in PHP and database technologies to become a recognized authority on MongoDB within the organization and the wider community
  • Maintain and continually develop proficiency in one or more complementary programming languages to communicate with developers and contribute to product improvements effectively
  • Work closely with the product and growth marketing teams, offering expert counsel on the most effective ways to engage and enable the developer community online and in person
  • Partner with our marketing teams to co-create compelling, authentic messaging and strategies that resonate with our target audiences
  • Support our community team to help with the growth of our MongoDB user groups (MUGs) and our champions and influencer programs across your region


  • Expertise in building solutions with PHP technologies and a web development framework (e.g. Laravel, Symfony, CodeIgniter)
  • Five years of technical experience, preferably as a developer, with some advocacy experience, and a high-level understanding of MongoDB would be a plus
  • Proficiency with an additional, complementary programming language
  • A prolific author of content (tutorials, how-to guides, readme) to help developers learn PHP
  • Shared code and content with the intent to support/enable other PHP developers
  • Great track record of presenting at events or via YouTube, webinars, or live streams on PHP topics
  • 10% travel

To drive the personal growth and business impact of our employees, we’re committed to developing a supportive and enriching culture for everyone. From employee affinity groups, to fertility assistance and a generous parental leave policy, we value our employees’ wellbeing and want to support them along every step of their professional and personal journeys. Learn more about what it’s like to work at MongoDB, and help us make an impact on the world!

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