Developer Advocate


North America Remote Only

Full time

Developer Advocacy



Nov 16

About the Job

You're in high demand. We get it. The best people always are. So what could we possibly say to stand apart from the others also competing for your talents?

We could tell you that you'd be on the ground floor of one of the hottest new startups in Silicon Valley. We could tell you how we’re completely changing the way millions of developers read and understand large scale systems forever. Maybe most people will find this pretty compelling. But you're not most people. So why us? Why this opportunity?

Because this is everything you've ever wanted in a job:

It’s solving a problem you are passionate and actually care about.

Developers spend 60% of their time, day-to-day, reading code to understand how their system works, and building up massive amounts of context in their heads to do it well. You’re a developer so we know that you live this everyday. We believe it doesn't have to be this way. CodeSee is building developer tools that get that context out of developers’ heads — allowing them to more easily understand the code in front of them and focus their mental energy on getting stuff done. We need you to not only help us innovate in this space but to help us evangelize it!

It's the team you’ve always wanted.

It's working alongside some of the brightest minds in tech, who despite being proven leaders in their field, remain humble and helpful. Accomplished colleagues who can communicate clearly and effectively and who embrace your contributions with an open mind and no ego. It's about enjoying your work alongside a team of dependable, emotionally mature colleagues, who thrive in a collaborative environment and are excited by what they're doing everyday.

It's a work environment you’ve only dreamed of.

No, that doesn't mean pinball machines and beer on tap. It means being treated like the experienced, well-rounded, capable adult that you are. It's the freedom to explore new ideas without first asking for permission. It's the ability to experiment and take calculated risks without fear of failure, because we know failure brings new insight. It's the opportunity to learn more, grow faster and have more impact than you ever thought possible.

It's the company culture you've been longing for.

It's being proud of where you work, knowing you are a part of a company with moral leaders, strong principles and unshakable ethics. It's fostering a genuinely inclusive workplace where everyone is treated with respect -- and brilliant jerks are not tolerated. It’s a culture of transparency and trust where you are encouraged to pursue your curiosity, and genuinely supported in your personal growth. It’s being trusted to make good decisions and being unafraid to take smart risks.

So again why us?

Because it's exceedingly rare to find a meaningful, challenging role that you genuinely enjoy, with an extraordinary work environment and outstanding company culture, and with impact that's poised for explosive growth!

Like, once in a lifetime rare.

And that's got to be worth a conversation at least, right???

So how will you spend your days?

Job Responsibilities

As part of the product team, you will be the primary link between the product and the community. We don't just want you to drive excitement we actually want you to help developers. Ultimately, your goal is to empower developers with the tools they need to make their job better. You may do this in a number of ways such as:

  • Gather feedback from the community and deliver it to product and engineering.
  • Create, maintain and contribute to open source projects while building relationships with other open source maintainers
  • Create and maintain video tutorials, screencasts, and other educational content.
  • Write and maintain blog posts, best practices, tutorials and training content, etc.
  • Be the company champion at community events, conferences, meetups, coding boot camps, online forums, Twitter, Stack Overflow, Hacker News, and more.
  • Help external contributors to create blog posts and other content.
  • Yes... you can and should still write code.
  • Dive into new codebases in order to understand how they work using our tool

Skills & Experience

  • Able to pass a senior/principal engineering interview
  • Passionate about developer tools: making developers’ lives easier and empowering them with new capabilities and insights.
  • You have passion, curiosity, technical depth, and extraordinary communication skills.
  • You're a storyteller. You excite, engage, and empower your peers with stories of your own triumphs and failures in building.
  • Have an enthusiasm for educating and sharing solutions with diverse communities.
  • An insightful problem solver, capable of autonomously defining and executing on opportunities to help users understand code.
  • Excited to join an early-stage startup, and clear-eyed about the scrappiness, flexibility, and resilience that it requires.
  • Have refined, effective communication skills. You enter discussions with humility, and maintain a focus on outcomes.
  • Are adept at having difficult conversations and providing uncomfortable feedback in a supportive way. And you actively solicit and embrace feedback from others.
  • Deeply live iterative product development: balancing speed and iteration with quality and maintainability, and adjust that balance based on the situation.
  • Take pride in the code that you write. You value clean elegant and efficient code, and encourage the same for your team Are biased toward action: you deliver results quickly and iterate instead of waiting for perfection.
  • Are intensely curious, always learning something new or digging deeper to understand how something works, and you don't consider work done until it has been tested and documented.

What do you know?

  • We will be building CodeSee with web technologies. You should have a background in engineering and a passion for the community. 
  • While we will be attacking every major programming language, we are starting with full-stack JavaScript. If you are a proficient JavaScript developer, that’s definitely a plus. But if you’re not, it’s not a deal-breaker.

*It's a super bonus if you are already a Javascript influencer with at least 10k followers!

We understand that sometimes the best engineers aren't the ones who ‘check all the boxes’. We also value and support individual growth, which means not knowing something isn't as important as your ability and willingness to learn it. If you answer “yes” to the majority of the skills and traits above, and you’re excited to develop the others, then you're someone we’d love to talk with.

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