Developer Advocate


1 month ago


An overview of this role

The Developer Advocacy team supports and grows GitLab’s user community by enabling and engaging with GitLab community members through deep technical content, targeted programs, and events.

As a Developer Advocate, you will help us fulfill our mission by connecting with other developers and GitLab users and sharing your knowledge and experience about GitLab and other leading technologies through blog posts, demos, videos, contributed articles, podcasts, social media, and events. Your content and engagement efforts will foster a community inspired by GitLab and will drive our strategy around increasing awareness, adoption, and contribution to GitLab.

Developer Advocates understand our customers, our community, their problems, and how GitLab can solve them. You will work closely with our marketing, engineering, product, business development, sales team, and partners. You will be responsible for technical enablement and representing GitLab at key events. In addition, you might write sample code, author client libraries, provide insights to journalists, and work with strategic GitLab partners such as GitLab Heroes, users, and customers to excite and engage our developer communities.

What You’ll Do

  • Lead the conversation around technology trends and best practices in the developer community
  • Create engaging content, including blog posts, demos, videos, and technical presentations that educate the GitLab and developer communities
  • Support GitLab’s product and engineering efforts by sharing what you learn while engaging with the wider GitLab community and the tech community, at large
  • Conduct interviews with media via phone, podcasts, video, and in-person
  • Engage and collaborate within GitLab and in the wider community
  • Contribute to the goals of GitLab’s Developer Relations team

What You’ll Bring

  • Experience creating software or contributing to open source software
  • At least 1 year of experience giving talks and developing demos, workshops, webinars, videos, and other technical content
  • Meaningful social presence with engaged followers
  • Ability to consistently generate engaging content and manage the fast-moving conference schedule with its CFP deadlines and show dates
  • Self-directed and works with minimal supervision
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills with the ability to translate complex technology concepts into simple and intuitive communications
  • Ability to travel up to 20% of the time
  • You share our values and work in accordance with those values
  • Ability to use GitLab

How GitLab will support you

Please note that we welcome interest from candidates with varying levels of experience; many successful candidates do not meet every single requirement. Additionally, studies have shown that people from underrepresented groups are less likely to apply to a job unless they meet every single qualification. If you're excited about this role, please apply and allow our recruiters to assess your application.