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Hiring the DevRel A-Team

Ahmad AwaisAhmad Awais

I have some pretty big news. I am hiring and extending RapidAPI’s Developer Relations (DevRel & DX) team. A team of developers, program engineers, developer advocates, and dev-community advocate roles.

And I want you to be a part of it! This is your chance to join a DevRel A-Team and make a difference for over 50 million developers in our community who use our code and content to build cutting-edge APIs and Web/AI/ML startups. Let’s do this!

Hiring DevRel at RapidAPI

I’m the VP of Developer Relations (DevRel & DX) at RapidAPI, hiring for the DevRel team β€” I have eleven headcounts. Global. Remote US/EU. Exciting times, eh?!

But what is Rapid or RapidAPI?#

Rapid is the world’s largest premier API Developers Hub. Access 40K+ APIs and cutting-edge DevTools to find, build and monetize innovation. Over 4+ Million developers on our platform already.

Well, here’s the shortest personal story in the history of my blog. Last year, I had job offers from Amazon and Apple, plus I was actively interviewing with Google, Netflix, and the like 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 has 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 four million developers and 40,000 APIs. Developers use RapidAPI to find, test, buy, and even sell APIs β€” making tens of thousands of dollars monthly. Can I call it the Web App Store?

Dozens of Fortune 500 Companies use RapidAPI Enterprise Hub to enable digital transformation initiatives.Β A global company with offices in San Francisco, Tel Aviv, Tallinn, and Berlin.Β 

πŸ¦„ RapidAPI has raised over $272M in funding at a $1 Billion valuation from Microsoft Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, Stripes, SoftBank Vision Fund 2, Green Bay, and more incredible investors.

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€” 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. It’s an excellent opportunity to build multiple DevRel programs from absolute scratch.

This DevRel team is at the heart of strengthening RapidAPI’s connection with the developer community. 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. 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 read it on our jobs page.

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

Head of Developer Content (Director)#

Developer Relations: Head of Developer Content is a role with phenomenal impact on RapidAPI’s DevRel strategy. You’ll be our Head of Developer Content and lead a team of several full-time employees and contractors. You’ll build the system and vision for the team and execute on it by hiring the best team.

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 impact 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

NOTE: We are hiring in San Francisco and Berlin atm. Or hybrid west coast. We can also help an ideal candidate relocate to Berlin, Germany.

Developer Advocate (Generalist) Sr/Staff/Principle (2)#

We are looking for excellent Developer Advocates to build content for API Developers. You’ll be creating written content and the DevRel Videos program (Livestreams, Courses, Demos) β€” that delivers our technical content to the developer communityβ€”primarily looking for Senior Web Developers with extensive experience in making technical content, videos, and courses.

Even better if you have experience delivering talks and 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.

Mid-level and senior engineers are encouraged to apply as we have multiple headcounts for this role. When in doubt, apply anyway.

Apply Now

NOTE: We are looking for candidates from San Francisco or Berlin. West Coast remote/hybrid might work. We can also help an ideal candidate relocate to Berlin, Germany.

DevRel Developer Community Manager#

Developer Relations Community Manager is a role with a phenomenal impact on RapidAPI’s DevRel strategy. We’re looking for an experienced technical community manager who can organize and attend conferences, meetups, and expert/champion programs and create content from them.

Apply Now

NOTE: We are looking for candidates from San Francisco or Berlin. West Coast remote/hybrid might work. We can also help an ideal candidate relocate to Berlin, Germany.

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. Ideally, you have both a technical and writing background for this role. You’ll write technical content for the RapidAPI {Learn, Stacks, Newsletter} and our Developer-focused blog.

Apply Now

NOTE: We are looking for candidates from San Francisco or Berlin. West Coast remote/hybrid might work. We can also help an ideal candidate relocate to Berlin, Germany.

Sr. Developer Programs Engineer (React/Nextjs) (3)#

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 front-end design experience. Mid-level and senior engineers are encouraged to apply as we have multiple headcounts for this role. When in doubt, apply anyway.

Apply Now

NOTE: We are looking for candidates from San Francisco or Berlin. West Coast remote/hybrid might work. We can also help an ideal candidate relocate to Berlin, Germany.

Developer Advocate (DevRel Social/Twitter) 2/2#

Developer Advocate (Social/Twitter) is a new kind of role. We are looking for a developer with a knack for building and engaging with the developer community on Twitter. In 2021, we grew from 1K to 120,000 followers, with over 40K likes and 12+ million developers reading our tweets.

You already have a developer audience engaged on your Twitter account. At least over 10,000 followers. You know what developers care about. You can create small DevRel demos that can go viral.

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

Hey you, talk to me; let’s do this!#

I’m super curious to see who knocks on our door. Maybe you’re an experienced engineer considering switching roles and working for developers. DevRel is an excellent place for you. I am looking forward to meeting compassionate, passionate folks.

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

Peace!

 

Founder & CEO at Langbase.com β€” Ship hyper-personalized Al apps in seconds Β· Ex VP DevRel Eng. Rapid Β· Google Developers Advisory Board (gDAB) founding member. πŸ§‘β€πŸ’» AI/ML/DevTools Angel Investor ❯ AI/ML Advisory Board member San Francisco, DevNetwork

🎩 Award-winning Open Source Engineer & Dev Advocate 🦊 Google Developers Expert Web DevRel πŸš€ NASA Mars Ingenuity Helicopter mission code contributor πŸ† 8th GitHub Stars Award recipient with 5x GitHub Stars Award (Listed as GitHub's #1 JavaScript trending developer).

🌳 Node.js foundation Community Committee Outreach Lead, Member Linux Foundation, OpenAPI Business Governing Board, and DigitalOcean Navigator. πŸ“Ÿ Teaching thousands of developers Node.js CLI Automation (100 videos Β· 22 Projects) & VSCode.pro course. Over 142 million views, 24 yrs Blogging, 108K developers learning, 200+ FOSS.

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

✨ As quoted by: Satya Nadella Β· CEO of Microsoft 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 𝕏 @MrAhmadAwais

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