KX Technical Evangelist

Location: This is a London based position.

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KX technology is designed to capture and analyze data to make real-time decisions in a world where data volumes generated by markets and machines are increasing exponentially, and existing technologies fail due to technological or commercial limitations.

KX is widely adopted throughout the financial industry and is poised for accelerated growth across high-tech manufacturing, automotive, oil and gas, utilities, and telecommunications.

To meet the growing demand for our technology and services, we are hoping to add KX Technical Evangelists to our wider KX Team.

The Role:
  • The KX Evangelism Team is a unique function within KX that allows successful candidates to apply their technical skills to creating content (presentations/demonstrations) for developer audiences. Given the nature of our audience, we place a strong emphasis on continual learning and staying current with the technologies being used within our clients and wider industry.
  • Placement within the team carries a high level of public visibility in part due to the ongoing 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 centers around communicating the merits of a given technology to tech-literate audiences.
  • Technical Evangelism involves presenting your created demonstrations within several 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.
  • 5+ years’ experience working in an active kdb+/q development role
  • Enthusiasm and interest in learning new technologies
  • Must enjoy speaking about code, infrastructure
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Desirable Skills:
  • 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 organization

Working for KX:

At KX, 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
  • KX Internal Network and Sports & Social Calendar

If you meet these requirements and would like to apply for this role.