< Go back

Head of Developer Relations at Tendermint

San Francisco | Engineering | Full-time | Updated: April 30, 2019, 7:49 p.m.

Job Description

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 leader with prior experience in developer relations or technical product marketing to lead our developer marketing efforts. You will build and lead a team of Developer Relations and Developer Evangelists, and partner with Engineering, Product, and Marketing to drive Tendermint’s engagement with the global developer community who are building on the Cosmos ecosystem. We’re looking for a builder to drive the acquisition and engagement funnel among developers at scale through best-in-class documentation, developer education and content, compelling storytelling, community management, campaigns, and events.

This is a full time position and is located in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Reporting to the Chief Marketing Officer, you will work in collaboration to create and lead the overall developer relations and evangelism strategy

Own, manage and grow the existing developer relations team to drive adoption of the Cosmos SDK and projects that will connect to the Cosmos Hub

Design and implement high-impact programs that are optimized to deliver results across the developer marketing funnel to hit team Objectives and Key Results (OKR’s)

Grow the ecosystem by attracting developers who are new to the Cosmos Network; represent Cosmos at blockchain developer events and conferences, and contribute to online forums and channels

Lead the direction of the team responsible for technical documentation and educational content targeted at developers

Care deeply about Tendermint’s teammates, contributors, and users with the ability to translate your leadership into increased adoption, brand halo, and developer relations

Work directly with the Chief Marketing Officer to lead developer relations and evangelism efforts to drive engagement and build a sense of community among Cosmos’ network of developers building on the Cosmos SDK and Tendermint Core

Articulate compelling value propositions and drive adoption for Cosmos and Tendermint Core offerings in various market segments and geographical areas

Drive the strategy for content development through thought leadership, white papers, infographics, blog posts, social media, webinars and by being an evangelist for Cosmos

Contribute to the creation of a comprehensive global developer marketing plan - test, iterate and scale programs that exceed developer acquisition and engagement goals

Support the entire inbound/outbound relationship funnel from initial engagement to launching new zones connected to the Cosmos Hub

Work closely with cross-functional teams including Product, Engineering, and Marketing to understand and influence roadmaps

Preferred Requirements

5+ years of experience in developer relations, technical product marketing or product management roles; innate ability to earn trust and credibility with technical teams

3+ years of experience in building, managing and leading a high-performing team

BA or BS degree in Engineering, Marketing, or a related field

Understanding of and empathy for developers

A history of engaging with developer communities in-person (hackathons, conferences, meetups etc) and online (social media, community forums, reddit, other channels)

Strong technical abilities: programming background and blockchain experience is a plus

Experience working in a fast-paced, high-growth environment where resourcefulness is important in building a developer relations program

The ability to take ownership and see initiatives through

Excellent strategic and analytical skills combined with the creativity to produce innovative breakthrough value propositions and businesses for the company

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

Login to request intro Apply on website