Storj Labs is leading the way for decentralized cloud storage with active storage nodes on every continent (except Antarctica (so far!)). To give you a sense of scale, our system has over 100 PB of capacity and growing. We tackle problems in object storage, erasure codes, filesystems, cryptography, attack-resilient protocols, and more. While we don’t expect you to be an expert in any of these, we’re looking for people who have a demonstrated ability to learn, grow, and get stuff done.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Storj is a globally-distributed company with employees throughout North America and Europe. As a remote-friendly team, we’ve built a culture based on transparency and open communication. To further ensure that our team is cohesive and unified, everyone is brought together for a quarterly week-long meeting in Atlanta.
Storj offers remarkable benefits and an empowering culture. In addition to generous healthcare benefits, we offer substantial equity, unlimited PTO, and considerate parental leave. All in-office staff also enjoy daily catered lunches and abundant snacks and drinks.
Intro to the Position
As the Developer Evangelist, you’ll oversee the spreading of our technology to key technology hubs in the US/North America, with supporting activities in Europe and Asia. Understanding and advocating for the start-up environment and open source ethos is imperative. Your strong developing background will be coupled with a love for teaching, public speaking and participating in technical communities.
Ultimately, you’ll be the public face of Tardigrade, helping to grow our developer community. Fostering relationships with influential developers is a key function of this role. You will captivate and inspire developers through several tactics: engaging them with our tech, writing blog articles, speaking at industry events, and contributing to open-source projects.
Because content and presentation are a major part of this role, the second stage of the interview process will include a substantial homework assignment. We will ask you to create 1 short video tutorial (3 minutes max.), 1 short podcast (5 minutes max.), and present a slide deck on a topic of our choosing. You will be sufficiently compensated for the time and effort you lend us.
Who You Are
- A lifelong learner who’s current on new developer-focused technologies and trends; particularly decentralization, security, and privacy
- A self-aware, genial, approachable connector who loves talking with smart people
- Empathetic and understanding of the world of software development
- Opportunity-minded and flexible; can see both the forest and the trees
- Create and nurture relationships with key developers in the startup and tech world
- Serve as ambassador to the Tardigrade platform; encouraging devs to build tools on top of it
- Represent Tardigrade at panel discussions, tech talks, industry and technology conferences and events.
- Foster platform signups/trials, increasing our market’s diversity and global reach
- Engage users on our online communities and forum, helping with issues they may encounter
- Organize, speak at, and recruit for key events (e.g. meetups, user groups, hackathons, conferences).
- Regularly publish technical content: code samples, webinars, podcasts, video interviews, blogs, etc.
- Professional experience equivalent to a Lead Engineer
- Able to clearly articulate technical concepts in a creative, meaningful way to diverse audiences
- Keenly familiar with our product and tech space, or able to ramp up to a proficient level in a short time
- Publicly available writing samples and recordings of presentations on tech topics
- Established professional presence on social media and forums
- Ability and willingness to spend 50% of your time traveling, both domestic and international
- Permanent residence in either Atlanta, Salt Lake City, or San Francisco
- Willing to work irregular hours, including some evenings and weekends
Nice to Have:
- 5-8 years’ experience working in a technology evangelist role
- 3+ years on Cloud Computing platforms is preferred. Working knowledge of AWS and Google Cloud is a bonus
- A history of successful community engagement, public speaking, and confirmed ability to influence tech audiences
- Working knowledge and experience with social / online marketing
- Experience working at an open source or infrastructure company
- Professional teaching experience at the post-secondary level
- A strong network of industry connections