We are looking to onboard an enthusiastic and passionate individual as the Developer Community Manager for Japan. You will have the opportunity to define the vision, identify the needs of the communities in the region and you’ll be responsible for the success of new and existing programs. You will be a key part of the bridge linking the GitHub engineering Teams and the developer community in Japan, nurturing communities locally while building contacts with the global engineering team. This is a vital role for GitHub’s success in Japan.
On the Developer Relations team at GitHub, our primary mission is to enable people who love building diverse and welcoming communities with GitHub. Whether it’s maintainers, contributors, hobbyists, or full time engineers, the Developer Relations Managers work in the communities, building structure, support networks and create programs that help people running projects on GitHub to be successful. We help teach people how to get the best value out of the tools they have at their disposal so they can concentrate on doing what they love and to help share their knowledge with others. The team also identifies others that share the same passion to help in their communities, and work to amplify their efforts and make them as successful as possible.
On a day-to-day basis, you will:
- Define the vision for GitHub’s engagement with developer communities in Japan. Where do we go in 6 months? In 1 year? 5 years?
- Be creative, thoughtful, and biased towards execution. You have ideas, and you’ll do what it takes to make them happen.
- Work with the rest of the global Developer Relations team in GitHub as a core part of our diverse, supportive, global team. While your focus and expertise will include the local communities in Japan, you will create and help build out our developer relations activities for millions of developers all across the planet working as part of a supportive and award winning team of developer relations professionals here at GitHub.
- Work with the local marketing and sales teams in Japan to help nurture the local technical communities around GitHub
- Maintain the GitHub Japanese languages social media and blog presence
- Work with GitHub’s global events team to host offline meetups, provide local knowledge and expertise to drive local events but also provide support and assistance for global events
- Develop programs to scale our communities efforts out to breadth audiences via online channels
- Help educate the wider team in GitHub on particular challenges and needs that you see in the local area, not just in the major cities but also further afield and help us come up with ways to reach every potential developer in Japan.
- Represent the voice of our communities with the engineering teams in GitHub. Help teams understand where our communities are having difficulties and help advocate for the features that will enable them to be more successful
- Nurture and Grow the Developer Community on GitHub
- Identify and work with key local open source maintainers and developer influencers to help them be more successful on GitHub
- Listen to the feedback of the local developer community, advocate for them internally and provide the feedback to help ensure GitHub keeps leading the way in making their lives easier
- Host, sponsor, and generally meet with maintainers both online and in person where their communities meet.
- Ensure maintainers feel welcome at GitHub branded events and help them understand we value the work they do in their communities.
- Educate the Community about GitHub Features
- Keep up to date with new features being developed on GitHub and use your knowledge of the needs of that community to tell compelling tailored stories to show how those features add value and make their lives easier
- Get beta products into the right hands to ensure that appropriate feedback makes it way to the engineering teams so that on launch they are widely adopted and understood
- Share the learnings in talking about features with beta audiences to influence product direction as well as help shape the breadth messages from our marketing team to ensure they resonate with the developer audience.
- Work closely with in country leadership to identify the key growth areas and to ensure GitHub’s global marketing, events and education teams are aligned in helping serve the Japanese market
- Develop and run programs to further encourage GitHub adoption across Japan’s vibrant developer and startup ecosystem (Hack-a-thons, bootcamps, incubators, accelerators etc)
- Develop, manage and report on the local DevRel Objectives & Key Results for Japan
- Maintain the GitHub Japanese languages social media and blog presence to ensure it is appealing and relevant to developers.
This person will have:
- Strong writing, speaking and interpersonal communication skills
- Experience of working in software development
- Knowledge of developer communities, their needs and how to build out a network of people with-in the community
- Had experience working with and helping moderate online communities
- Volunteered or worked at local developer meet-ups and events
- Experience working on developer focussed products, if you have a portfolio you’re proud of, we definitely want to see it.
- Attention to detail, be a motivated self-starter but someone who’s also flexible and comfortable with change as they identify and communicate new trends and priorities.
As a bonus, we’d love it if you have:
- Helped run an open source project on GitHub.
- Organized or took a leading role in organizing developer focussed events.
- A philosophy on nurturing developer audiences that has demonstrated positive results.
- Experience and a proven track record of successfully working as part of a flexible, remote team
- Active online presence within one more more developer communities
- Experience creating and growing programs for engaged and passionate power users especially in a creative industry
- Have a great network of connections into existing developer communities such as Python, Data Science & Machine Learning, Go, Serverless or DevOps.
- Experience working with the communities targeting our important cloud partners such as AWS, Azure or GCP would also be fantastic.
Who We Are:
GitHub is the developer company. We make it easier for developers to be developers: to work together, to solve challenging problems, and to create the world’s most important technologies. We foster a collaborative community that can come together—as individuals and in teams—to create the future of software and make a difference in the world.
Customer Obsessed - Trust by Default - Ship to Learn - Own the Outcome - Growth Mindset - Global Product, Global Team - Anything is Possible - Practice Kindness
Why You Should Join:
At GitHub, we constantly strive to create an environment that allows our employees (Hubbers) to do the best work of their lives. We've designed one of the coolest workspaces in San Francisco (HQ), where many Hubbers work, snack, and create daily. The rest of our Hubbers work remotely around the globe. Check out an updated list of where we can hire here: https://github.com/about/careers/remote
We are also committed to keeping Hubbers healthy, motivated, focused and creative. We've designed our top-notch benefits program with these goals in mind. In a nutshell, we've built a place where we truly love working, we think you will too.
GitHub is made up of people from a wide variety of backgrounds and lifestyles. We embrace diversity and invite applications from people of all walks of life. We don't discriminate against employees or applicants based on gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, pregnancy status, veteran status, or any other differences. Also, if you have a disability, please let us know if there's any way we can make the interview process better for you; we're happy to accommodate!
Please note that benefits vary by country. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask your Talent Partner.