Staff Developer Advocate at Nylas


About the job

You are willing to go where our developer community is. You know that we can scale by having a strong online presence on our own community surfaces, as well as in external developer communities. When it is safe to do so, you’ll be willing to travel as needed to represent Nylas and directly enable developers building on our APIs.

You know how to reach out and get developers excited about trying technologies that you believe in. You are creative in communicating technical information, in terms of the message, the code, and even the medium.

You are willing to grow outside of your current technical comfort zone and learn new technologies/stacks/frameworks in order to better enable our developer community.

Importantly, you know that measurement and analysis of your tactics is important for assessing impact. You are able to hold yourself accountable to key metrics and try new tactics when current tactics are not achieving the desired results.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Developer Advocate to join a newly forming Developer Relations team and have a massive impact on the trajectory of our developer audience and community.

What You'll Do
We’re looking for a lead Developer Advocate to champion developer marketing for Nylas’ high-growth business productivity APIs. In this role, you’ll be responsible for creating digital content, demos, code samples, and other technical assets to drive strategic developer marketing initiatives.
You will become an equal expert in all Nylas products and key marketing channels like SEO, events, and developer-centric social media.
Help developers learn about Nylas and dive deep by creating intuitive and empathic content blog posts, videos, live streams, guides, tutorials, etc.
Drive technical enablement through OSS sample code creation and maintenance, answering forums questions, writing how-tos about common use cases, and more.
Create feedback loops between Nylas teams and developers by establishing systematic interaction with Product, Engineering, Support, Sales
Drive awareness for Nylas through conferences and events content (online and IRL), with talks, CFPs, hackathon support, booth engagement, etc.
Contribute to improvements in first-time developer experience through time-to-hello-world/time-to-proof-of-concept improvements, first-party DevTools improvements and expansion, third-party DevTools integrations and maintenance, user testing, and more

What You'll Bring
10+ years of combined experience with software development and producing technical content to grow and engage developer audiences. You’ve got strong verbal and written communication skills, are comfortable with public speaking, and can point us to a public track record of execution in these areas.
Full-stack coding skill - At least one backend language (with a preference for Java and JavaScript), at least one server-side framework (e.g., Spring, Node.js/Express), Front-end competency (HTML and CSS)
Community leadership experience. E.g., meetup organizing, forum moderation, OSS maintenance, etc. + knowledge of associated metrics
Technical writing/content creation: E.g., blog, newsletter, video, streaming, etc. + knowledge of associated metrics
Approach to work: Prioritize ownership and execution, Embody developer empathy, Favor tactics that scale, Know and own your metrics, Strive for business impact
Cross-functional collaboration experience: E.g., working with PMs, PMMs, Eng, sales, etc.
Customer collaboration experience: E.g., content co-authoring, case studies, troubleshooting

Perks and Benefits:
Unlimited Paid Time Off (PTO): we take this very seriously as we care about the well-being of our employees
Healthcare: 90% premium coverage for medical, dental and vision for you and your family
One Medical onsite and tele-health membership for you and dependents
Additional: Health and DC FSA, Life insurance, with options for STD, LTD
Retirement Plan: match up to 1% of annual salary for 401k or RRSP contributions
Education Stipend: $1k annual education & development benefit
Perk card: $150 per month towards health, wellness, and other perks via Assembly
Cell Phone: $50 per month stipend towards cell phone reimbursement
Fully Paid Parental Leave: 12 weeks parental leave (maternity & paternity)