Senior Developer Advocate

5 months ago
Job ID
Amazon Web Services UK Limited
Position Category
Project/Program/Product Management--Technical

Job Description

The AWS Lambda team is seeking a talented, self-directed Senior Developer Advocate to lead the effort in driving the development and adoption of the AWS Lambda platform and serverless applications through community engagement. In this role, you would exhibit the advocacy and presentation skills of a traditional developer evangelist with the organizational and delivery skills of a program manager. The role provides a good balance between working with the Amazon teams internally to shape the product and processes, and talking to customers and industry influencers to help them build innovative solutions with AWS Lambda. In this role, you’ll combine your unbridled passion and enthusiasm for developers with your unmatched creativity to generate grass-roots attention and support for AWS Lambda among key industry opinion makers and technologists.

Ideally, you’re someone who can build tools and content for developers, but has an unmet need to seed developer communities and programs around a technology you heartily believe in. You have immediate credibility with developers, but are equally at home working with decision makers at large enterprises. You love to share your passion with others and exhibit good judgment in selecting strategic opportunities to do so. You don’t just want to be part of an industry movement, you want to be out front leading it. If this sounds like you, this is your dream job.

Your responsibilities will include:
  • Defining and evolving our global evangelism strategy for how to drive developer adoption of AWS Lambda and serverless application architectures
  • Delivering compelling presentations, product demos, sample solutions, technical blogs, forum post updates, and discussions to drive adoption of AWS Lambda and related AWS offerings
  • Creating webinars, white papers and tutorials about emerging technologies and industry developments
  • Support the product team in helping to analyze, update, re-design and create compelling web and online experiences and easy learning opportunities for developers aiming to get started with AWS Lambda
  • Gaining industry recognition and credibility as a regular attendee, panelist and keynote speaker at technology conferences, trade shows and press events
  • Maintaining a strong and credible presence in social media channels relevant to developers
  • Scaling, extending and driving global expansion of existing community focused programs, for example: Hackathons, User Groups, Meetups and Community Heroes
  • Seeding the development of tools and code samples contributed to public code repositories and blogs by working with Lambda enthusiasts in the field and working with the open source developer community
  • Collaborating with internal teams to help define the product road map, market positioning, and developer program initiatives
  • Working with your worldwide counterparts to share best practices and help build a best-in-the-industry evangelism organization

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a related field, or 6+ years relevant work experience
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • The ability to work cooperatively with, and gain the respect of, software developers is a must
  • Experience writing code, committing to open source projects, understanding of the community mechanisms of open source projects
  • Strong customer focus, ownership, urgency and drive
  • A willingness to travel and the ability to work autonomously

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience building and operating online services and fault-tolerant distributed systems
  • Strong technical acumen and understanding of emerging disruptive technologies, like cloud computing, open source software, virtualization, or software as a service
  • Strong presentation skills and the ability to articulate complex concepts to cross functional audiences, with the ability to dive-deep on technical and architectural details with customers
  • An active participant in social media platforms such as Twitter, YouTube, Linkedin, Medium, and Facebook

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