Careers at Vonage

Senior JavaScript Developer Advocate (Developer Relations) - UK (remote)

Job ID: 11989
Career: Product
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: Jun 9, 2021

 

  • Organization: Vonage API Group Product
  • Location: UK preferred; Europe considered too

Vonage Product Management Mission: Vonage API is the emerging leader in the $100B+ cloud communications platform (CPaaS) market. Customers like Airbnb, Viber, TikTok, Snapchat, and many others depend on our APIs and SDKs to connect with their customers all over the world. As businesses continue to shift to a real-time, customer-centric communications model, we are experiencing a time of impressive growth.

Why this role matters

As a JavaScript developer advocate at Vonage, your main responsibilities will be to support the community and ensure that customers using the JavaScript SDKs have the best experience possible. This will include providing SDK and API feedback to internal teams and producing demos and documentation for the wider developer community to help them get started with Vonage.


IF THIS SOUNDS LIKE YOU, CONTINUE READING BELOW…….

What you will do

  • Inspire and equip developers to change the way the world communicates.
  • Build and maintain API libraries, quick start samples, example apps, and other developer tools.
  • Create both technical and non technical presentations, creating a way to interact with the developer community through social media, streaming, webinars and blog posts.
  • Visit meetups, roadshows, boot camps and hackathons to build in-person relationships with the developer community
  • Support community developers on our community Slack channel, Stack Overflow and other forums
  • Continue to foster a healthy community globally through engaging with the JavaScript developer community to provide feedback and showcase Vonage.

What you will bring

  • Providing feedback on APIs, SDKs, documentation and product functionality
    • Individual opinion and insight
    • Via discussions with the developer community
    • Organizing and running alpha/beta programs.
  • Building and maintain open source code examples and demonstration apps
  • Representing Vonage at events
    • Hackathons
    • Sponsorship booths
    • Meetups
    • Conferences
    • Talks
  • Providing support via social channels such as Twitter, StackOverflow, the Vonage Community Slack, and encourage issues to be raised on GitHub
  • Supporting early adopters and key customers with integrations
  • Creating opportunities for other Vonage employees to engage with the developer community

What is required for application

Required 

  • Empathy is a core value for you. You see the best intentions in all actions and help move things forward
  • 2+ years professional JavaScript experience
  • Knowledge of Git and GitHub
  • Experience of writing technical documentation or tutorials for a developer audience
  • Experience of giving technical talks within an organisation, at meetups or at events
  • Comfortable working in a distributed team with autonomy

Desired

  •  Experience with either iOS/Android platforms (OBJ-C, Swift, Java) or back end web technologies (Node.js, PHP)
  • Previous experience in an advocacy role
  • Experience giving technical talks within an organization, at meetups, or at events
  • Experience building SDKs
  • Experience with WebRTC

What is in it for you

  • Unlimited paid annual leave
  • Flexible working hours
  • Company pension
  • Life assurance
  • Income Protection
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Payroll Giving for Charities
  • Train Season Ticket Loan
  • Private Medical
  • Dental & Eye Cover
  • Gym Membership Loan
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Leave
  • Career progression
  • Training  
  • Industry conferences
  • Free snacks and food 
  • Beer O’clock Fridays
  • Work laptop
  • Secure bicycle storage 
  • Discounts in London attractions through TasteCard Loan and BUPA, the medical provider
  • Social meetups, i.e. yearly Hackathons, etc



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