Developer Evangelist - Central US United States
Because you belong at Twilio
The Who, What, Why and Where
Twilio is growing rapidly and seeking a Developer Evangelist to help us inspire and equip a global network of millions of developers who will build the future of communications. Reporting to the Head of North America Developer Evangelism, this position is critical in supporting developers in the Central US region while sustaining a relationship that fuels every developer's journey to know, use and love Twilio!
Twilio is looking for a Developer Evangelist who lives the Twilio Magic and has a proven track record of being involved in fostering communities in their programming languages of choice. You:
- Are a web developer and understand the basics of the HTTP request and response cycle
- Have written enough Python, PHP, Node, C# (.NET) or Java code to have opinions on the different web frameworks of a specific programming language, or even across multiple programming languages
- Love to teach others and understand that teaching sometimes requires much patience, but are driven by the immense satisfaction of seeing the light bulb go off in your students' heads
- Are endlessly curious about and excited by technology and know that there are usually smarter folks in the room and you're eager to learn from them
- Have preferred familiarity with the Central US developer and industry landscape
We encourage candidates who have served or participated in underrepresented developer communities to apply, as this aligns closely to our values and priorities.
As a Developer Evangelist, you thrive in situations that involve working directly with developers. Some of your key responsibilities include:
- EMPOWER OTHERS: Help us inspire and equip developers to fuel the future of communications.
- BE BOLD: Be an active and authentic participant in the web developer community wherever they gather online and offline. For many of those developers, you will be "the face" of Twilio -- the person they ping when they need help. They will feel like VIPs because they know you. And when someone who works at Twilio needs to talk to developers in the developer community, they'll come to you.
- BE INCLUSIVE: Attend, speak at and sponsor in-person events
- DRAW THE OWL: Create content that breaks down the complex into the understandable while telling stories with code, equipping developers with knowledge of tools and techniques, including but not limited to Twilio, that makes them better at their craft
- DON’T SETTLE: Help create experiences which inspire developers to build amazing things knowing you can rely on the rich 10-year history of this team to help you develop any of these skills that you want to master.
Additionally, you will work closely with the Central US Sales, Marketing and Growth teams to lay out a plan for how to grow Twilio brand awareness and usage in the Central US. You will work with regional field marketing to plan and execute in-person and virtual events. You may brainstorm ways to engage with verticals unique to the Central US. You might even find yourself starting events and communities to serve the needs of Central US developers in a new way. In a lot of ways you will be an entrepreneur leading the way for future developer evangelists for the region.
Twilio's mission is to fuel the future of communications. The Developer Network is the team at Twilio whose mission is to catalyze the network of developers who will build the future of communications. The DevNet is composed of five teams that work closely with one another. Developer Evangelists inspire and equip developers by going to the language-centric and geographic communities where developers gather. Developer Educators challenge and empower developers by crafting world-class docs and training. Twilio Champions encourage and amplify developers by cultivating a core community of Twilio developers. Developer Voices prompt and rally developers by enabling them to get their code on the Twilio blog. Twilio Startups inspire tens of thousands of startup founders, and to help them scale their businesses through our startup focused program. Together, these teams introduce developers to Twilio, help them get their projects shipped, build strong and enduring friendships with them and help them take the spotlight.
Twilio is a company committed to your growth, your learning, your development and your entire employee experience. We only win when our employees succeed, and we're dedicated to helping you develop your strengths. We have clear and concrete goals around inclusion and diversity that we believe makes us one of the best places in the world to work, and we do not think we can be a successful business without a diverse set of people in our ranks.
This position will be based in a city located in the Central US, with access to a major airport, ideally in Austin, TX or Chicago, IL.
You'll have the option to work from home, or from a beautiful Twilio office. You can enjoy our incredible perks: a free Kindle when you build your Twilio app, monthly Kindle book reimbursement, monthly gym reimbursement, bi-weekly All Hands and more.
We believe in serving developers where they are already gathering in real life so you should be comfortable travelling at least 25-50% of your time. We also believe that in order to do this job well, you need a balanced work and home life. We offer generous PTO. What you will also get to experience is a company that believes in small teams for maximum impact; that strives to balance work and home life; that understands that this is a marathon, not a sprint; that continuously and purposefully builds an inclusive culture where everyone is able to do and be the best version of themselves. We seek people who naturally demonstrate our values, who are challenged by problems, empower others to thrive, people who can draw the owl and not be beholden to one playbook.
Twilio is a company that is empowering the world’s developers with modern communication in order to build better applications. Twilio is truly unique; we are a company committed to your growth, your learning, your development, and your entire employee experience. We only win when our employees succeed and we're dedicated to helping you develop your strengths. We invest in weeks dedicated to tackling hard problems and creating your own ideas. We have a cultural foundation built on diversity, inclusion, and innovation, and we want you and your ideas to thrive at Twilio.
Millions of developers around the world have used Twilio to unlock the magic of communications to improve any human experience. Twilio has democratized communications channels like voice, text, chat, video and email by virtualizing the world’s communications infrastructure through APIs that are simple enough for any developer to use, yet robust enough to power the world’s most demanding applications. By making communications a part of every software developer’s toolkit, Twilio is enabling innovators across every industry — from emerging leaders to the world’s largest organizations — to reinvent how companies engage with their customers.
In accordance with applicable law, the following represents Twilio's reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation for this role if hired in Colorado. Please note that this information is provided for those hired in Colorado only, and this role is open to candidates outside of Colorado as well.
$132,928 - $182,776
Rest of Colorado:
$116,312 - $159,929
Additionally, this role is eligible to participate in Twilio's equity plan.
An overview of Twilio’s benefits offered is listed below:
Twilio is committed to delivering a comprehensive benefits program that provides support needed for you and your loved ones. It’s likely that you don’t think about benefits every day; however, they are an important component of your total compensation, and we want you to understand the options available to you so that you can make the most of your benefit dollars. At the time of this posting, this role is eligible to participate in the following benefits, which Twilio reserves the right to modify at any time for any reason in accordance with applicable law:
Healthcare Insurance and Leave
- Prescription Drug
- Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts
- Leave programs for all of life’s moments: maternity, parental/bonding, as well medical leave to care for yourself or a loved one
- Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
- Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
- 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with a match
Reimbursement Programs & Stipends
- $65 per month work-from-home stipend
- Up to $50 per month for wellness expenses and activities
- Up to $30 per month to use towards books/eBooks
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