Developer Evangelist at Tendermint
San Francisco | Engineering | Full-time | Updated: April 30, 2019, 7:40 p.m.
About Tendermint Inc
Tendermint Inc builds and maintains critical state-of-the-art infrastructure for decentralized applications, such as Tendermint Core & Cosmos SDK. We are also the primary builder of the Cosmos Network, a decentralized network of independent, scalable, and interoperable blockchains.
How we Work
We are a distributed team across the globe. Our headquarters is in the San Francisco Bay Area, and we have hubs in Berlin, Toronto, and New York City. We leverage agile methodologies to move quickly and stay focused. Communication is important to us and we rely heavily on Slack, Zoom, and GitHub to help us stay in sync. Everything we build is open source and available on GitHub.
About the Position
The Developer Marketing team at Tendermint Inc is looking for a developer evangelist with a coding background, who also excels at public speaking and/or technical writing. We’re looking for the right person to inspire and empower developers around the world to build Cosmos powered application-specific blockchains via our SDK. You will execute plans to expand our community reach and drive the engagement funnel among developers through technical content, video tutorials, compelling storytelling, community management, hackathons and relevant campaigns. You will also create an active, welcoming community for Cosmos via local/regional meetups, and speak at conferences and events.
This is a full time position and is located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Berlin or New York City.
Increase developer adoption of the Cosmos SDK by engaging directly and attracting developers who are new to the Cosmos Network
Be a thought leader in the blockchain developer community; contribute to online forums and channels such as Stack Overflow, Reddit, Riot, Telegram, Forum, Slack, etc
Identify high quality blockchain and crypto-related events around the Bay Area (and potentially Southern CA) to network and generate leads for the developer relations team
Create outreach programs for the Go developer community
Create technical content for our blog, marketing campaigns, webinars, etc to show developers how to create application-specific blockchains tailored to their needs
Plan and execute cost-effective, scalable, data-driven workshop and meetups in the local and regional community to increase the adoption of our products
Coordinate with other developer evangelists to align on the strategy and plan
Educate and empower developers, giving technical workshops, doing live code demos and speaking at conferences
Measure the effectiveness of our workshops, meetups and outreach
Act as a hub among development teams, engineers, documentation writers, and support teams in sharing feedback from the community and having simple questions answered
Actively monitor our repos to ensure community developers are engaged
Assist partner developers providing architectural and technical guidance
Contribute to the developer relations team’s OKRs - # of zones launched on Cosmos
Software engineering background with a Computer Science degree or 2+ years working as an engineer (or equivalent)
Proven ability to communicate information orally and verbally - experience creating technical articles and blog posts, and giving talks in front of a large group of people
A history of engaging with developer communities in-person (hackathons, conferences, meetups etc) and online (social media, community forums, reddit, other channels)
You have led technical workshops and developer education initiatives
Fluency explaining complex concepts in a simple, holistic, and enjoyable way
Experience with open source projects, knowledge of the developer tools ecosystem and a desire to build healthy communities around Cosmos and Tendermint Core’s offerings
Friendly approach to teaching others; understanding of and empathy for developers
You spend a lot of time writing code to continue to stay on top of developer trends that will inform your presentations and tutorials
Willingness to travel to developer events across the globe a few times each year, and stay productive and professional on the road
A deep interest in decentralized applications and the communities around them
Hustling skills - get out there, meet people and make connections in unexpected places; be an advocate for Cosmos’ next-generation blockchain developer tool
What we Offer
The opportunity to be part of building the future of the internet
Flexible work schedule
Excellent benefits like educational budget, fitness and wellbeing spend
At least 4 weeks of paid vacation
Competitive salary package, including equity