Principal Developer Advocate

About Pinecone:

Pinecone is on a mission to build the search and database technology to power AI applications for the next decade and beyond. Our fully managed vector database makes it easy to add vector search to AI applications. Since creating the “vector database” category, demand has grown incredibly fast and it shows in our user base. We are a distributed team with clusters in New York, San Francisco, Tel-Aviv, and Manchester.

About the Role:

If you’re excited about:

  • Helping upskill developers in the principles, practices, and tools that they need to be successful in AI 
  • Boiling down complex topics into accessible, digestible content
  • Building a community of engineers invested in pushing the AI space forward
  • Working with people who value clarity, creativity, passion, initiative, and thoughtfulness.

Then this is your opportunity to join an early-stage, fast-growing, and well-funded startup to shape the course of an entire industry.

In this role, you will:

Be responsible for creating educational content that reflects Pinecone’s engineering excellence and serves not only our developer community, but the AI /ML community at large. You will bring your experience in the AI/ML space to bear not only on our product, but on current needs and future predictions about the industry as a whole. You will inform how Pinecone, and the Developer Relations team in particular, can ever-better serve our developer customers, now and in future. You will report to the Director of Developer Relations and work closely with the Product, Engineering and Marketing teams, as well as our executives. 

You will:

  • Create educational content– presented and written– for Pinecone’s developer community, and developers in the AI space who are not yet Pinecone developers
  • Represent Pinecone at conferences, events, and summits that call for a strong understanding of not just our roadmap, but the direction of the industry
  • Work with a team of developer advocates to help uplevel our work across the board in the content and code we create
  • Serve as a liaison to the product team for information on trends and needs among the broader AI developer community

To succeed in this role, you must have depth of experience in the AI/ML space, be a polished speaker and communicator, and comfortable in front of a crowd– whether live or online. You must have a strong understanding of industry trends, and be able to engage with external stakeholders from customers to investors to research organizations and partners. If this sounds exciting, we want to hear from you!


  • 10+ years of academic and industry experience in ML/AI
  • Excellent communication of complex technical topics
  • Strong business acumen and understanding of how the industry landscape will evolve in the next 5-10 years
  • Enthusiasm and passion for the technology and for serving our community of engineers

Bonus Points:

  • Advanced degree in data science, AI, HCI, Computer Science or related field

Perks & Benefits:

  • Comprehensive health coverage including Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Free mental health therapy sessions; free One Medical, Tela-doc, and Health Advocate subscriptions
  • Cost-savings on gynecology, fertility, and family-building care
  • Equity award
  • 401(k)
  • Flexible time off
  • Paid parental leave
  • Annual Department Retreat
  • WFH Equipment Stipend

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) are the cornerstone of everything we do at Pinecone. Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications in a job description. Our top priority is finding the best candidate for the job and if you are interested in the position, we would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of the qualifications listed in this posting. All qualified applicants will receive considerations for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, veteran status, and any other legally protected status under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws.

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