Are you the rare developer, software creator, or engineer who not only dreams about solving bugs and shipping new features but loves writing, speaking, and teaching other developers what you’ve learned? Are you inspired by the possibility of shaping the very platform and tools that developers use every day?

Education is crucial to the long term adoption of any new platform. The developer specializing in education loves the feeling they get when they see someone’s eyes light up with understanding.

As a developer advocate at NEAR, your mission will be to educate and engage early adopters and the broader developer community about the NEAR platform by telling a compelling story and backing it up with practical examples. What you find through those relationships will be shared with our core team to constantly improve on what we are building. In other words, you are a champion for our community of developers internally.

You’ll need to build developer tools, write and present demos, tutorials, and practical examples of common, popular (and sometimes novel) implementations. You will represent NEAR in communities around the world by working directly with our events and community teams. You’ll be speaking, hosting workshops, supporting developers at events, and much more. In other words, this role is one part engineering, one part community, and one part education with a sprinkle of marketing, and a little PR.

 

Key Outcomes

  • Build demos, SDKs and implementations to help bring early customers onto the platform.
  • Work with the team to produce the technical tools and educational materials necessary to create an amazing developer experience.
  • Represent NEAR as the technical voice at major events and conferences, including speaking and supporting the platform development.

 

Key Requirements

  • 4+ years in software engineering at top companies
  • 2+ years in evangelism, education or other public-facing technical roles
  • Experience working with blockchain technologies (eg DApp development)
  • A strong track record of speaking, presenting and teaching highly technical topics
  • A clear passion for both creating software and engaging live communities
  • Experience or familiarity using Rust is a huge plus

 

Samples of your technical work (the design, development and deployment of non-trivial software) will be expected as part of your submission. Samples of your technical writing (articles, workshops, presentations) will be expected as part of your submission.  These can be presented as open source projects, links to online artifacts or verbally as part of your interview process.  The more concrete the examples, the better

 

About NEAR and the NEAR Collective

NEAR's mission is to enable community-driven innovation to benefit people around the world. The NEAR platform provides a decentralized application platform that is secure enough to manage high value assets like money or identity and performant enough to make them useful for everyday people, putting the power of Open Finance and the Open Web in their hands.

The NEAR platform, NEAR Protocol, and associated tooling are being built by the NEAR Collective, a collection of the best engineers in the world who work across teams, companies and countries similar to other large scale open source projects. Core contributors include a couple of 2-time ICPC world champions, 2 gold medalists, a Latin American champion and multiple other competitive programming finalists.

Working at NEAR

Roles are posted to this portal on behalf of the companies that make up the NEAR Collective and are typically located anywhere in the world because most of the companies are fully remote. Some hubs are located in Switzerland, Germany, Russia, the US and China. Regardless of where you work, this is a high performance culture that values ownership, execution and professionalism but pairs it with curiosity and experimentation. The vision is big but the right team is behind it.

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