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Hiring the DevRel A-Team

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I have some pretty big news. I am hiring RapidAPI’s first-ever Developer Relations team. A team of developers program engineers, developer advocates, and two unique web creators advocate roles β€” DevRel Video Content and DevRel Twitter. Say whaaat?!

Hiring DevRel at RapidAPI

I’m the Head of Developer Relations at RapidAPI, building a new team β€” I have a headcount of eight. Global. Remote. Exciting times, eh?!

Join me on a mission to making this world amazing for developers of all backgrounds. We’ll spread awareness about API development and will making it our job to improve even the tiniest bit of Developer Experience (DX) for modern web development.

You may be wondering what’s RapidAPI?#

Well, here’s the shortest personal story in the history of my blog. Last year, I had job offers from Amazon, Apple, plus I was actively interviewing with Google, Netflix, and the likes β€” you know how it goes. Yet, I decided to join RapidAPI as their new Head of Developer Relations.

You see, I’ve always been a Web Purist β€” and RapidAPI is all about APIs (the foundation of our Web Platform). So it’s an opportunity I couldn’t say no to.

You know how Google has the Play Store for Android?

… and how Apple owns the App Store for iOS/iPhone/iPad?

What about the web? You guessed it, didn’t you?

RapidAPI is the world’s largest API Hub with three million developers and 30,000 APIs. Can I call it the Web App Store? Developers use RapidAPI to find, test, buy, and even sell APIs β€” making tens of thousands of dollars every month.

Dozens of Fortune 500 Companies use RapidAPI Enterprise Hub to enable digital transformation initiatives. In addition, RapidAPI has raised over $122.5M from Microsoft Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, and other investors with headquarters in the heart of Silicon Valley.

Quick overview of RapidAPI Products#

Read more about RapidAPI and the team β†’

Why are we investing in DevRel now?#

RapidAPI is investing heavily in developer education. We want to make the world amazing for developers of all backgrounds. Developer Relations is a department that reports directly to the CEO, Iddo Gino β€” who’s an excellent developer himself β€” you can still find him coding almost every day. Moreover, he’s part of the Forbes 30 Under 30 list and a 2017 Thiel Fellow.

Iddo Gino β€” RapidAPI Founder And CEOIddo Gino β€” RapidAPI Founder And CEO

We also work cross-functionally with product, marketing, or engineering teams, which signifies the buy-in from the leadership team. This is an excellent opportunity because we are building multiple DevRel programs from absolute scratch.

Come on board and bring your curiosity and vision to see it through. Implement programs to make developers’ lives easier, and together let’s plan to make API Development more accessible and dependable for everyone. This DevRel team is at the heart of strengthening RapidAPI’s relation with the developer community. Join me and become a crucial part of our story.

Below you’ll find a summary of each role I’m hiring for. For detailed job descriptions, you’re better off clicking the [Apply now] button and reading it on our LinkedIn page.

Not sure about any of these roles?
Come talk to me, I’m the hiring manager. Send me a DM on Twitter, let’s chat.

Developer Relations Content Manager#

Developer Relations Content Manager is a role with phenomenal impact on RapidAPI’s DevRel strategy. You’ll be our Head of Developer Content and lead a team of two. We’re looking for an experienced technical content writer who can make complex technical products simple to follow.

You will enjoy the challenge of building the DevRel content programs from scratch. You will bring together a community of external developers contributing community content to tell a compelling story of modern API development.

You are eager to have an impact on a small team of content writers. You’ll build our content strategy, set priorities using data, and use SEO practices to drive traffic to our DevRel properties.

Apply Now

DevRel Content Developer (x2)#

Are you a passionate and driven technical Content Developer who can create engaging developer content? We’re looking for an experienced technical content writer who can make complex technical products simple to follow.

You can quickly curate content and present it engagingly. For this role, you ideally have both a technical background and a writing background. You’ll write technical content for the RapidAPI {Learn, Stacks, Newsletter}, and our Developer-focused blog.

Apply Now

Sr. Developer Programs Engineer (1/2)#

Developer Programs Engineers are the engineering wing of Developer Relations. You will build and maintain DevRel related initiatives (Learn, Codelabs, Dev Blog, CLI) that deliver our technical content to the world.

I am primarily looking for Senior React developers with Next.js, Tailwind CSS, and excellent frontend design experience.

Apply Now

Staff Developer Advocate (Video/Live-streaming) (1/2)#

DevRel Video is a new kind of role. We are looking for a DevRel leader to build the DevRel Videos program (Livestreams, Courses, Demos) β€” that delivers our technical content to the developer community.

I am primarily looking for Senior/Staff Web Developers with extensive experience in making technical videos and courses. Especially live streams that go beyond pair programming by letting the live audience participate, chat, do Q/A, Learn in Public, and build demo projects with different experts every week. You know the drill.

Apply Now

Developer Advocate (DevRel Social/Twitter) Hired!#

Developer Advocate (Social/Twitter) is a new kind of role. We are looking for a developer who has a knack for building and engaging with the developer community on Twitter.

You already have a developer audience engaged on your Twitter account. You know what developers care about. You can create small DevRel demos that can go viral.

If need be, you can write excellent technical content, cater to the community questions on StackOverflow, do AMAs, and build engagement on the topics that developers care about (Web Dev, API Development).

Apply Now

Come talk to me; let’s do this!#

I’m super curious to see who knocks on our door. Maybe you’re an experienced engineer who’s been thinking about switching roles and work for developers? DevRel is an excellent place for you. Looking forward to meeting compassionate passionate folks.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out. Send me a DM on Twitter.

Peace!

Helping businesses understand developers. Head of Developer Relations RapidAPI.

πŸ“Ÿ Edutainer at Node.js CLI Automation course (100 videos Β· 22 Projects) & VSCode.pro course (over 20K devs). 🎩 Award-winning Open Source Engineer & Dev Advocate 🦊 Google Developers Expert Web DevRel πŸš€ Mars Ingenuity Helicopter code contributor πŸ† 8th GitHub Stars Award recipient 🌳 Node.js foundation Community Committee Outreach Lead, Member Linux Foundation, OpenAPI Business Governing Board, and DigitalOcean Navigator.

✌️ Author of various open-source dev-tools and software libraries used by millions of developers worldwide ⓦ WordPress Core Developer πŸ“£ TEDx Speaker with 100+ international talks.

πŸ”₯ Satya Nadella Β· CEO of Microsoft, said β€” Awais is an awesome example for developers.
πŸ™Œ Leading developers and publishing technical content for over a decade πŸ’œ Loves his wife (Maedah) ❯ Read more about Ahmad Awais.

πŸ‘‹β€¦ Awais is mostly active on Twitter @MrAhmadAwais

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