Join our team to help the world of software development and open source collaboration be better, safer and welcoming to people of all backgrounds. GitHub is uniquely positioned to help developers grow and also help grow the next generation of people becoming developers. We are looking for a highly experienced Senior Director of Developer Advocacy to join our well established and growing global Developer Relations team.

What does Developer Relations at GitHub do?

Whether the person is brand new to coding, a maker, a hobbyist, someone working on a personal project, someone contributing to open source, a team launching their first startup or someone working as part of a group in a large enterprise - they are a developer and we want to be there to support them and help them make awesome things. You can check out some of our recent work on keynotes, with the GitHub Stars, short-form video, live-streams, hackathons, social media, animated-gif goodness and more.

  • Be on the ground, serving developers in regions around the world from our position in the core of the product team at GitHub
  • Spark creativity and excitement around GitHub, and are always finding new ways to connect with developers
  • Help IT people see how new features can make them faster, collaborate better, be more efficient, and more creative
  • Connect product teams with the people they need to learn from to make GitHub work better for them - and help the engineering org learn from our customers
  • Keep open source communities up to speed with the latest changes they can take advantage of and help maintainers be even more awesome than they already are.
  • Success? That's based on happiness of developers, success of open source, ability to influence product direction and enabling the creativity of our superfans and the community around GitHub.

What would you do?

  • Lead: Provide the direction, guidance and mentoring for a growing team of developer advocates based around the globe. Define the strategies, targets, tactics the team will use and define how we will measure the impact that the team will undoubtedly have on our business goals
  • Nurture: Your team and through them nurture communities in open source and communities of engineers across the world that are using GitHub for their collaboration along with helping to grow the DevRel teams and helping the wider company improve how they communicate with other engineers outside of GitHub
  • Learn: Everything about GitHub and what problems developers are trying to solve so you know how best to communicate with them and advocate for their needs with-in the wider product team. You are not alone in this, you will be joining an established team who are there to share ideas and work together but we also work very closely with the amazing engineering, support and professional services teams at GitHub along with our wonderful community.
  • Teach: Define, create and execute on technical content creation programs across the company, helping your team in creating content but also helping others in the company ensure that content is appealing to developers by developing appropriate systems to measure and improve content targeting and improve the feedback loops to help focus future content.
  • Communicate: Represent the company speaking at technical events and in interviews with press and analysts. You are a subject matter expert on all things dev and you help other teams in GitHub, such as the PR and social media teams. You help build channels that identify and share community content as well as measure how much that content is resonating
  • Relationship management: Build a wide and diverse network amongst the developer community so they know someone they trust inside GitHub to advocate for their needs and you have a diverse network to seek out advice from and to connect to product teams when they are looking for people to give feedback on ideas and plans. You will create programs that nurture developer communities and bring their feedback back to the wider product team.
  • Create Events: Organize and participate in online or virtual events, hackathons and manage Q&As. You will be a core contributor to the team creating keynote and launch content (both stage delivered and pre-recorded produced video formats)

Required Qualifications:

  • Significant experience leading a global team of developer advocates for a company focused on developer products and services, and a track record of communicating with developer & technical communities.
  • Very strong communication and presentation skills with experience creating and delivering technical presentations and keynotes to a range of audiences.
  • Experience successfully directing a team to utilize social media & video channels to deliver technical content across different networks.
  • Significant experience with Git and GitHub.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Past experience working with GitHub and an array of our partners in the cloud platforms space.
  • Past experience hosting live events - in person, but also live-streaming or in broadcast media.
  • Existing relationships with technical leaders in the industry.
  • Experience with applying DevOps principles to teams working on AI and machine learning workloads.
  • Past experience as a teacher or mentor.

Minimum salary of $134,800 to maximum $357,500.

These pay ranges are intended to cover roles based across the United States. An individual's base pay depends on various factors including geographical location and review of experience, knowledge, skills, abilities of the applicant. At GitHub certain roles are eligible for benefits and additional rewards, including annual bonus and stock. These rewards are allocated based on individual impact in role. In addition, certain roles also have the opportunity to earn sales incentives based on revenue or utilization, depending on the terms of the plan and the employee's role.

Location: In this role, you can work remotely from anywhere in the United States.



Who We Are:

As the global home for all developers, GitHub is the complete AI-powered developer platform to build, scale, and deliver secure software. Over 100 million people, including developers from 90 of the Fortune 100 companies, use GitHub to build amazing things together across 330+ million repositories. With all the collaborative features of GitHub, it has never been easier for individuals and teams to write faster, better code.

Leadership Principles:

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:

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.

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