Director, Developer Relations at Intuit

Mountain View, CA, USA

About the job

This leader will instill a sense of urgency and accountability and will also have the ability to create and articulate a strategic vision clearly and persuasively both to colleagues within the company, as well as to external constituencies.

This leadership position will report to the VP, Product Management, DevX, and will be responsible for the following areas:

Open Source
Intuit is a big believer in open source both as a consumer and as a contributor, and actively participates in many open source communities, including CNCF, Istio, GraphQL, Web, and Mobile ecosystems. You will be responsible for evangelism and liaising with the broader community ecosystem for Intuit’s open-source projects, coordinating with stakeholders to raise Intuit’s brand awareness and profile in these communities. You will also drive programs to encourage open source project creation and contribution. Some examples of Intuit's Open Source contributions include: Argo Project, Keiko Project,Admiral. Here's more about Intuit’s Open Source projects.

Leveraging shared capabilities is a key part of the AI-driven platform strategy. As part of this strategy, you’ll create and foster development communities in web, mobile, cloud-native, and data to amplify the capabilities through platform experiences and self-serve capabilities (docs, APIs, etc.) with InnerSource and open contribution model and best practices.

External Communities
You will be the Intuit champion for development communities outside of Intuit by participating in strategic public-facing opportunities around open source, internal, and API products and programs including technology conferences, blogs, speaking engagements, partnerships, online forums, etc. You’ll create programs for engineers in pursuing and participating in public-facing speaking, writing, etc. about open source, new technologies, or other identified and approved topics. You will also work with the development communities outside to evangelize Intuit’s API offerings and platform strategy working with stakeholders across Intuit.

What you'll bring

Must have:
12+ years in a technical role such as product management or development or solutions implementation, etc. ideally with 5+ years of experience in Developer Advocacy, Developer Relations, or Developer Marketing roles
Experience defining, building, and delivering products and SaaS services on public clouds (AWS, Azure, and GCP)
Excellent people management skills to build, inspire and coach a high-performing team and lead effectively in a matrix organization
Ability to set a strong vision for the team and follow through to execution
Excellent collaboration and communication skills - leading execution across teams, influencing across organizations in small teams, and larger group presentation formats
Strong public speaking, presentation, and writing skills
An undergraduate degree in computer science, electrical engineering, or a related technical discipline is required (equivalent professional experience will be considered)

Nice to have:
4+ years of experience as a software developer and the ability to script or code
A good understanding of defining and building SaaS services and API-first products and creating solutions
Experience working in an Agile development setting and ability to drive backlog grooming and prioritization
Change management and project management experience, or experience working to coordinate activities with multiple stakeholders
Product development and technical background, either as an engineer or in a previous technical role with prior hands-on development experience or developing and presenting technical demos and collateral
Proven experience in defining the product vision and inspiring teams to deliver innovations and impactful products
Ability to work closely with developers as customers and partners listening and taking a customer-focused approach to defining strategy and setting priorities demonstrating a passion for the customer

How you will lead
Define and lead the vision and strategy for developer relations and provide product thought leadership in identifying community engagement and evangelism, understanding business goals, and defining roadmaps and KPIs
Grow and develop a high-performing, diverse team; attract, grow, and retain excellent talent
Work closely with product teams across Intuit to help articulate the value to achieve Intuit’s business objectives
Take a data-driven approach in prioritizing the programs and business needs, creating and communicating plans, defining success metrics to deliver impactful business results
Evangelize and create broad awareness for the Intuit open-source projects, platform capabilities, and Intuit API products and offerings.
Seamlessly integrate developer relations and evangelism into the product development cycle by fostering an ecosystem approach with technical talks, collateral, forums, and programs
Serve as an evangelist internally and bring external perspectives to how Intuit builds highly scalable, reliable, secure, compliant, reliable, and high-performance platform capabilities
Actively participate in the open-source and internal communities and projects through talks, blogs, and online forums and be a visible spokesperson in the industry
Be part of the extended product team to contribute across the Intuit platform
Be customer-obsessed, acting as the voice of developers