Developer Relations Advocate

We’re looking for a Developer Advocate to work with Slack’s developer communities in Japan. Slack is where people can work with not only their colleagues, but also the other tools that are a part of their daily work. Slack’s apps and extensibility are a key part of what makes it so essential. By working with developers to bring even more touch points from our users’ everyday tools into Slack, you’ll be making Slack more useful and delightful for our customers. 

Developer Advocates at Slack work directly with our community of developers as they build on our platform, defining use cases, guiding enterprise-grade technical design, and advising on best practices with our APIs. You’ll collaborate closely with the other product and engineering teams to advocate for the community internally, set roadmaps and define and launch new features.

Developer Advocacy requires people with technical backgrounds who can also communicate and empathize with developers who are building on the Slack Platform. This role would appeal to you if you love coding and thinking through advanced scenarios, just as much as communicating with a variety of partners, both technical and non-technical. You enjoy helping people solve problems, writing code samples, and communicating to a broad audience.

Slack has a positive, diverse, and supportive culture—we look for people who are curious, inventive, and work to be a little better every single day. In our work together we aim to be smart, humble, hardworking and, above all, collaborative. If this sounds like a good fit for you, why not talk to us?

What you will be doing

  • Support our community by crafting blog posts, delivering talks, building code samples, documentation, developer tools, and helping to define how our team works with communities in Japan
  • Connecting with developers, both to share knowledge about Slack’s Platform features, and to gather feedback from the community about the platform and the resources available to them
  • Be a specialist on Slack’s platform capabilities and app design patterns
  • Collaborate with Slack product, engineering, and other cross-functional teams to build new features, improve the platform, and grow the developer ecosystem

What you should have

  • 3+ years of developer advocacy, software engineering experience, or work experience in related fields
  • Excellent communication skills in Japanese (native/bilingual) and English (professional working proficiency); you can explain a sophisticated technical issue in simple terms for a variety of audiences
  • Experience with writing technical blog posts or documents in Japanese
  • Familiarity with popular programming languages such as JavaScript, Python, or Java
  • Willingness to speak publicly; you aren’t shy of other people
  • Experience operating within cross-functional teams (sales, engineering, and marketing)
  • Passionate about Slack, the Slack Platform, and the problems we are solving

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