Developer Advocate, Open Source at Facebook

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13/01/2021

We are looking for a Developer Advocate to strengthen our open source ecosystem, ensuring we have the best-in-class technology offerings, community management and developer representation around the globe.

The Open Source Developer Advocacy team is responsible for the relationship between the Facebook open source program and software developers from around the world. A Developer Advocate promotes standards and good development practices, by actively engaging with developer communities, raising awareness of the company’s developer-centric activities, and guiding and educating those developers that use Facebook open source offerings. This is a highly technical team, dedicated to open and honest communication, world-class software, and strong community citizenship.
You will interact with the most innovative engineers inside and outside of Facebook every day. You will write code samples, articles and tutorials for developers. You will highlight Facebook Open Source, a wide range of technology stacks, and many contemporary software techniques & trends – such as mobile and machine learning. You will represent Facebook at developer conferences, events, hackathons, and with the technical press and bloggers. You will work on open-source software projects in a variety of programming languages. And you will also advocate internally for the needs of the developer community, working with Facebook product and engineering teams to determine features and technology strategy.
We are looking for a Developer Advocate to strengthen our open source ecosystem, ensuring we have the best-in-class technology offerings, community management and developer representation around the globe.

Developer Advocate, Open Source Responsibilities
Create code samples, demos, articles and tutorials for a highly technical audience
Present technical sessions at conferences, running workshops and hands-on hackathons
Liaise with Facebook product and engineering teams to communicate third-party feedback
Assisting in the creation and maintenance of a variety of open-source projects
Shepherd open source projects from incubation to public release
Own and drive community engagement for high profile open source projects
Collaborate with internal teams to understand and vocalize open source strategies across a pillar of projects
Drive efficiency ideas to make our open source program processes more streamlined and effective
Establish and execute programs that help increase the awareness and reach of our open source brand
A willingness and ability to travel worldwide, extensively

Minimum Qualifications
BA/BS in Computer Science, or an equivalent degree and experience
Experience of blogging, technical documentation, and developer outreach
Experience presenting to technical audiences
Coding experience in contemporary languages and environments – such as JavaScript, PHP, Objective-C, Java, .NET, Python, Ruby – and in the open-source community. Candidates will complete Facebook’s 6-week engineering bootcamp

Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge of existing follower base of developers through social media, a blog, or books
Experience understanding the Facebook Open Source Programs and its offerings
Experience in the principles of social design

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