Internal Developer Advocate Worldwide

Company: Automattic

Internal Developer Advocate

Automattic’s creed
  • You will lead creating content for our developer onboarding process. The current onboarding process has a lot covered – assigning an onboarding buddy, regular check-ins, a checklist of topics to study. But what it’s missing is more engaging and structured learning materials that can guide a newcomer step by step through our codebases. Together with more experienced developers, you will coordinate and participate hands-on in producing codelabs, presentations, screencasts, and any other materials you think will be useful.
  • You will have an impact on technical communication and learning patterns for developers via initiatives of your own. For example you might be working on how to document design and architecture decisions, how to share knowledge between teams, and how to grow developers according to their interests.
  • Are great at communicating complex technical topics effectively.
  • Can empathize with other developers through their joys and hardships.
  • Have some prior developer advocate or learning or onboarding experience.
  • Have a strong software development background – hands-on full-stack skills are very useful, especially in JavaScript and/or PHP.
  • Have influenced developers who do not report to you, via words, visuals, or code.
  • Value simplicity, in both code and in process.
  • Understand the complexity of a wide community of developers (i.e. open source) and how short-term decisions have long-term ripple effects on groups.
  • Engineering effectiveness – having a close relationship with developers may put you in a great position to find ways to make developers more effective through tools, practices, cross-team collaborations, and process improvements.
  • Engineering hiring – bringing in diverse developers to support Automattic’s mission to make the web a better place requires a lot of thought, planning and hard work.
  • Managing a team – while you will be the first internal developer advocate, if the experiment is successful we may grow the practice.
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How to Apply

Does this sound interesting? If yes, please send a short email to jobs @ automattic.com telling us about yourself and attach a résumé. Let us know what you can contribute to the team. Include the title of the position you’re applying for and your name in the subject.

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  • Describe in a paragraph or two a great developer onboarding process, step by step, as you imagine it.
  • Describe a developer community (internal or external) that could have been more effective?
  • What questions do you have for us?

All Jobs Require

  • Great communication skills. We’re a distributed team, so frequent and clear written communication is a must.
  • Self-driven work ethic. You need to be a self-starter who loves taking initiative and seeing things through to completion.
  • Curiosity and the desire to learn. Our business is changing and growing fast, who knows what will be the skills of tomorrow? Flexibility is key.

Vacancy page : https://automattic.com/work-with-us/internal-developer-advocate/

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