Head of Developer Relations

Deno

3 weeks ago

Worldwide

Deno makes programming easy. We make it possible to use JavaScript outside of the browser to build all types of software. Our free open source runtime is one of the most popular projects on Github. Our business is hosting JavaScript servers at the edge with the Deno Deploy serverless runtime. Try it out โ€” you ought to be able to deploy a server world-wide in less than 5 minutes.

About the company

Deno is founded by the same engineers who built Node.js, the JavaScript runtime used by millions of developers and used by nearly all websites in one form or another. Deno is a continuation of the ideas in Node; a modern take on server-side JavaScript development. The open source project has already secured itself among the ranks of the most popular projects on GitHub.

Our commercial product is cloud service for hosting JavaScript servers. It is one of just a handful of implementations of serverless at edge in existence. By repurposing web browser technology for server software, we aim to accelerate a new generation of extreme low-latency edge applications.

We are fully remote with employees all over the world. Don't assume this means we're not a real company; our investors include Sequoia Capital, Nat Friedman, Netlify, and Wordpress.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute the strategy to increase the number of developers who regularly interact with Deno products

  • Drive developer content marketing and education, including through the creation of blog posts, product demos, tutorials and other videos

  • Manage the developer journey from website to documentation to tools

  • Manage and enhance developer communications channels such as Discord, Github, Hacker News and Reddit โ€“ including ensuring that questions are answered (either personally or through the community)

  • Capture, analyze, and share relevant developer insight with the product, engineering and marketing teams

  • Collaborate with product, engineering and marketing to test and launch new services and features through the developer community

  • Identify and support partnerships with relevant community influencers and companies with complementary products

Qualifications:

  • 8+ years of experience

  • Comfortable putting yourself in the shoes of our users and have a passion for making developersโ€™ lives easier

  • Excellent communication skills with a track record of developing high quality content and identifying themes that will resonate with developers

  • Comfortable speaking publicly at events and conferences

  • Experience building and engaging with a large online community

  • Engineering background and/or strong familiarity with JavaScript, TypeScript and Node.js

  • Familiarity with our competitive landscape (particularly among hosting providers) and can speak to some major themes, challenges and opportunities

  • Bonus if you have experience using Deno and are comfortable with video production / editing

We Offer

  • A competitive full-time salary and early-stage stock options

  • 100% remote work from anywhere in the world

  • Autonomous work - we work collaboratively on projects, but you set your own pace

  • Flexible vacation time - unlimited PTO

  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits

  • Hardware and office allowances

  • Company off-sites two times a year in cities in North America, Europe, or Asia

Process

  • Once you've submitted your application, the team will review your submission and reach out for a screening interview over video call. If you pass this screen, you will be invited to up to four follow up interviews. These calls usually take between 30-60 minutes each depending on the interviewer. Once the interviews are over, our hiring team will meet to discuss several roles and candidates. We may ask one or two follow-up questions over email or a quick call before making an offer.