Senior Developer Advocate


Sydney NSW, Australia Remote

Full time

Apr 29

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Job description

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 an experienced program / community manager 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, meetups, live-streams, hackathons, social media, animated-gif goodness and more.

  • We're 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 products teams with the people they need to learn from to make GitHub work better for them - help the org learn
  • 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 and enabling the creativity of our superfans and the community around GitHub.

What would you do?

  • 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 have access to 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, both creating content yourself 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 programs 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)
  • 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 with wider company improve how they communicate with other engineers outside of GitHub


We're looking for a senior person, that likely means you've had several roles before and can demonstrate:

  • Very strong communication and presentation skills - especially working in a remote team
  • A track record of communicating with developer & technical communities.
  • A passion for software development, community organization, and for sharing knowledge.
  • Experience with the technical keynote creation and delivery process
  • Knowledge of optimizing the use of social media & video channels to deliver technical content across different networks
  • Examples of your ability to host live events - in person, but also live-streaming or in broadcast media.
  • Evidence of learning and then presenting on technical topics to audiences with a range of backgrounds.
  • Significant experience with Git and GitHub.

Bonus Points If:

  • You have past experience in developer relations or community management.
  • You have worked asynchronously with distributed team members.
  • You have existing relationships with technical leaders in the industry.
  • You have previous experience in building tools to help DevOps teams.
  • You have experience with applying DevOps principals to teams working on machine learning workloads.
  • You have past experience as a teacher or mentor.

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.

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!

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