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Hiring the DevRel A-Team

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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 two unique web creators advocate roles β€” DevRel Video Content and DevRel Twitter. Say whaaat?!

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?!

2021 RapidAPI DevRel Review#

In less than one year, the content created by my DevRel team has reached over 27 million developers. Join me on a mission to make this world amazing for developers of all backgrounds. We’ll spread awareness about API development and make it our job to improve even the tiniest bit of Developer Experience (DX) for modern web and API development.

Thanks for the outstanding work of Pratham, Nirmalya, Saad, Bilal, and 17 other contractors that made all of this possible. Super proud of my team.

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, and 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 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 every month. 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€” 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. 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 reading 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, 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 open to applicants for this role residing anywhere globally but can mostly hire remotely in the EU or the US region. We can also help an ideal candidate relocate to Berlin, Germany. It’s a remote-friendly role.

Sr./Staff Developer Advocate (Generalist) (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.

Both 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 open to applicants for this role residing anywhere globally but can mostly hire remotely in the EU or the US region. We can also help an ideal candidate relocate to Berlin, Germany. It’s a remote-friendly role.

DevRel Developer Content Manager#

Developer Relations Content Manager is a role with phenomenal impact on RapidAPI’s DevRel strategy. 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 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 open to applicants for this role residing anywhere globally but can mostly hire remotely in the EU or the US region. We can also help an ideal candidate relocate to Berlin, Germany. It’s a remote-friendly role.

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. You ideally have both a technical background and a 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 open to applicants for this role residing anywhere globally but can mostly hire remotely in the EU or the US region. We can also help an ideal candidate relocate to Berlin, Germany. It’s a remote-friendly role.

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 frontend design experience. Both 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 open to applicants for this role residing anywhere globally but can mostly hire remotely in the EU or the US region. We can also help an ideal candidate relocate to Berlin, Germany. It’s a remote-friendly role.

Developer Advocate (DevRel Social/Twitter) 1/2 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. In 2021, we grew from 1500 to 30,000 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 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

NOTE: We are open to applicants for this role residing anywhere globally but can mostly hire remotely in the EU or the US region. We can also help an ideal candidate relocate to Berlin, Germany. It’s a remote-friendly role.

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 who’s been thinking about 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!

Helping businesses build developer-led adoption for 10+ yrs.
VP of Developer Relations (DevRel, DX Eng., Dev Content Docs) at RapidAPI. I'm Hiring!

πŸ“Ÿ Edutainer at Node.js CLI Automation course (100 videos Β· 22 Projects) & VSCode.pro course (over 26K 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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