Developer Advocate

Gradle Inc.

Anywhere Remote Only

Full time

Developer Advocacy

Mar 15

About the Job

Gradle is the build tool of choice for millions of developers around the globe and is the official build tool for Android applications. 

Our software is used by some of the world's leading software organizations, such as Netflix, Airbnb, Spotify, and Twitter. We regularly collaborate with these and other users to make our products continuously better.

We are looking for a Developer Advocate for Gradle Build Tool. The person in this role will focus on sharing knowledge and fostering the community through high-traffic online channels as well as in person. 

The person in this role will be responsible for Gradle Build Tool advocacy as a part of our Developer Relations and Education Team consisting of developer advocate, technical trainer, and technical writer. The team focuses on creation and delivery of educational and informational content, fostering the community, as well as collecting and organizing user feedback to inform engineering priorities. The person in this role will also work closely with technical evangelists responsible for our commercial product, Gradle Enterprise, with the opportunity to learn from very experienced and well-known advocates such as Trisha Gee.

We are looking for someone who has the desire and capability to grow a deep understanding of the build automation domain so that they can help the entire community learn and grow. An ideal candidate would be able to build and refine an advocacy strategy of an extremely widely used open-source project, including how to most optimally leverage available channels and how to best position the product in the competitive landscape and industry trends.  

We are open to hire at the lead level or help the candidate grow to become the leader of our Developer Relations and Education Team. However, this role is hands-on and taking on leadership responsibilities is not a requirement. 

Location: Anywhere in the world with working conditions that allow for seamless collaboration with your colleagues through email, chat, and video streaming. While our team works remotely and is spread across the globe, we deeply value daily interactions and collaboration.

Job Responsibilities

  • Create and improve educational content about Gradle Build Tool such as blog posts, articles, videos, and samples
  • Represent Gradle Build Tool speaking at conferences and events (up to 10% of the time)
  • Write monthly newsletter to 100+ thousand subscribers 
  • Publish content to the Twitter channel with 35+ thousand followers 
  • Grow and manage the Gradle Fellowship community program 
  • Engage with the Gradle community on various channels like community Slack and forums
  • Help to foster relationships with major open-source projects e.g. Kotlin, Spring

Skills & Experience

Minimum qualifications:

  • Experience in a Developer Advocacy role
  • Excellent writing and communication skills (in English)
  • Software engineering background
  • Ability to quickly learn new technologies and tools
  • Passion for developer tooling
  • Strategic thinking skills

Preferred qualifications:

  • Practical experience using Gradle
  • Experience with other build systems such as Maven and Bazel
  • Interest in developer productivity and build automation
  • Experience in building and leading software developer communities
  • Team leadership experience 

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Gradle Inc.

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