Hiring Head of Developer Relations | OneSignal

Head Of Developer Relations

Onesignal

Date listed

3 weeks ago

Employment Type

Full time

Remote

Yes

Glassdoor Rating

5/5 (5 reviews)

OneSignal is a leading omnichannel customer engagement solution, powering personalized customer journeys across mobile and web push notifications, in-app messaging, SMS, and email. On a mission to democratize engagement, we enable over a million businesses to keep their users - including readers, fans, players and shoppers - engaged and up to date by delivering 10 billion messages daily. 

1 in 7 new apps launches using OneSignal! We support companies in 140 countries, including Zynga, USA Today, Bitcoin.com, Upwork, Tribune, and many more - from startups and small businesses just getting off the ground to established companies communicating with millions of customers.

We’re venture-backed by SignalFire, Rakuten Ventures, Y Combinator, HubSpot, and BAM Elevate (read more about our recent Series C!). We’re a remote-first company, offering remote work as the default option in the United States in California, New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas, as well as in the UK and Singapore - with plans to expand the locations we support in the future. We also have offices in San Mateo, CA, New York City, and London, UK. 

OneSignal has a lot of the great tech startup qualities you'd expect, but we don't stop there. Our massive scale and small team, emphasis on healthy life balance and kindness in all our interactions, and focus on ownership and personal growth make OneSignal a uniquely great place to work. 

About The Team:

The mission of our Developer Relations team is to educate, engage, and empower developers with OneSignal’s rich, intelligent, omni-channel messaging solution using code, content, context, and community. We’re polyglot engineers on a mission to help developers.

As our Head of Developer Relations, you will lead our worldwide developer advocacy efforts. You will be responsible for evolving and executing on a strategy that defines how OneSignal builds relationships with developers across the globe. 

 

We are seeking a driven, experienced, and enthusiastic leader to help us elevate our relationship with our developer community and drive the next round of 10x growth at OneSignal.

Our blog contains more information about the OneSignal Engineering career ladder, compensation model, remote-first culture, and our diverse team

In a typical month, a Head of Developer Relations at OneSignal might:

  • Recruit, coach, and lead-by-example to staff a growing team of Developer Relations experts. Support and compress information to empower our Product and Marketing functions. Partner with other engineering and marketing leads to drive forward OneSignal thought leadership
  • Serve as the Voice of the Developer, providing strategic product feedback and meaningful Developer Experience context to our broader organization
  • Contribute to documentation, code samples, and sample projects
  • Speak and represent OneSignal at conferences.  Lead events to engage developers about OneSignal's product.  Plan and review DevRel contributions to Content & Event Marketing efforts.
  • Write technical blog posts and tutorials for the OneSignal blog or partner blogs
  • Participate in online communities & forums with target audiences (Unity forum, StackOverflow, etc). Manage our OneSignal Developer Community
  • Engage with developers where they are; troubleshooting customer issues, and developing or directing software system testing or validation procedures, programming, or documentation
  • Engage with the Developer Relations community to recruit top practitioners
  • Conduct research on ecosystem trends, upstream software changes, and deepening domain knowledge

What you'll bring:

  • 12+ years experience in technical roles( Technical Program Manager, Software Engineer, Partner Engineer, Developer Advocate, Technical Writing, etc.)
  • 5+ years experience as a leader of a technical group or DevRel team
  • 5+ years experience developing in at least one of Web, Mobile, Desktop, Backend or Games development environments
  • Deep expertise in developer advocacy and community engagement
  • Proficiency in written and oral communications with a strong affinity for technical writing and obsession with creating content that inspires developers to adopt our products and build
  • Ability to set a strong vision for the team and follow through to execution. Change management and project management experience, or experience working to coordinate activities with multiple stakeholders. Excellent collaboration and communication skills - leading execution across teams, influencing across organizations in small teams, and larger group presentation formats

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Ability to establish relationships and build rapport to inform decision-making across the company
  • Expertise at building strong relationships with technical and non-technical audiences, and can leverage creative thinking and efficient processes to improve Developer Experience
  • Customer driven mentality, with a drive to go above and beyond to make sure our customers are successful
  • Experience growing developer relations functions
  • Experience writing SDKs, Client Libraries, or other Developer Tools
  • Polyglot engineer.  Broad knowledge of diverse development environments
  • Active engagement with a developer community
  • Enjoys interacting with a developer ecosystem and is experienced in leveraging empathy for making better developer products

Qualities we look for:

  • Friendliness 
  • Modesty
  • Collaboration
  • Proactiveness
  • Sense of Urgency
  • Love of learning

In keeping with our beliefs and goals, no employee or applicant will face discrimination/harassment based on: race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, or veteran status. Above and beyond discrimination/harassment based on 'protected categories,' we also strive to prevent other, subtler forms of inappropriate behavior (e.g., stereotyping) from ever gaining a foothold in our office. Whether blatant or hidden, barriers to success have no place in our workplace.

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on OneSignal. Please inform us if you need assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application and/or interview process.

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