Developer Advocate at MeiliSearch

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18/9/2021

As a Developer Advocate, you will be the voice of developers at the heart of our community.

The overall responsibility of the Developer Relations team is to help the MeiliSearch project to get as much visibility as possible on any relevant media, and to help craft a welcoming open-source community that encourages developer success. They also make sure all feedback from our community is accurately communicated to and addressed by the other teams.

The team is composed today of Ferdinand and Carolina. They work very closely with the Technical Writing team regarding content creation and technical documentation.

What you'll be doing

As a Developer Advocate, you will be the voice of developers at the heart of our community. Your role will include:

👉 Creating technical material to help users understand and realize the value of MeiliSearch:
- Building attractive search experience demos
- Writing top-notch tutorials that help users get started and relate to their use case

👉 Helping MeiliSearch users be successful via Slack, Stack Overflow & GitHub

👉 Welcoming and onboarding new users & contributors to our community

👉 Building and growing relationships with the most active members of the community

👉 Representing MeiliSearch at events:
- Keeping yourself & your team up to date on upcoming events relevant for MeiliSearch, and organizing our participation (meetups, conferences, hackathons, workshops, etc.)
- Participating in these events as a speaker, mentor, or sponsor

As part of the Developer Relations team, your role will also include:

👉 Managing our social media accounts (Twitter mainly + LinkedIn in collaboration with the HR team)

👉 Listening to users and the broader community, understanding pain points and opportunities, and delivering feedback to the engineering and product teams to improve the developer experience

Our ideal profile
Our ideal profile identifies as a teacher & a learner, a builder and a doer, a mentor and a communicator. Your fit with our team is as important to us as your technical background, if not more so.
We are looking for someone with these important soft skills:
Outstanding communication skills (written & oral). You enjoy teaching others through different modes of communication (e.g., writing, video).
Empathy, judgment and tact. You can talk with developers, understand their problems and answer accordingly.
Strong organizational skills. You can plan, manage your time and communicate to deliver projects.
Team player. You enjoy working across organizations.
Humility and will to continuously learn. You take experimentation seriously.
Enthusiastic. You get a buzz from helping people.

Hard skills - must have:
2+ years of experience as a software engineer. You know how to write and ship code.
Experience working on open source projects. You understand that collaboration is critical in the open-source ecosystem.
Fluent English oral & written. Your voice can reach the broadest audience.

Hard skills - nice to have:
Native in English
1-2 years of technical consulting or in a community engagement capacity
Experience in building community across some of the following channels: Twitter, YouTube, Twitch, Discord, blogs, meetups, public speaking at events
Experience giving talks and creating technical content
Experience working with and building third-party developer tools such as APIs, SDKs, and client libraries
Strong social presence

Why you'll enjoy working with us:
Permanent full-time contract,
We strongly value the wellness of our employees and are committed to making MeiliSearch a benevolent place to work (attention to work-life balance, 3 months paid parental leave, 4 day work week),
We are open to fully remote applications, as long as you are between GMT-5 and GMT+7 time zones.

Recruitment process
Please send us your resume and a quick note of why you might be a good fit for this job. Don't hesitate to look at our LinkedIn page and our Meet the Team page.
If your profile fits, our HR will contact you for a video call to get to know you a bit better (who you are, your background & ambitions, company culture & company ambition): 1h. If it doesn't fit, you will get an email from us.
You will meet one of our founders and the head of Developer Relations during a video call: 1h total.
You will meet two people from teams that you will engage with every day: 1h total.