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Come join us over here at Backblaze, we're neat! Our approach is guided by honesty, transparency, and a commitment to doing the right thing. If you share the same values and see a position below that excites you, we want to hear from you!


Developer Evangelist

Department: Marketing
Location: San Mateo, CA

Overview

Backblaze is a public company that makes storing and using data astonishingly easy - helping developers build new applications, scientists conduct COVID research, and folks like Austin City Limits preserve irreplaceable musical performances. We see tremendous potential rooted in ease of use because extreme robustness doesn’t matter when it’s too complex to use effectively.

Backblaze is growing rapidly and seeking a Developer Evangelist to help us inspire and equip a global network of developers who will build the applications of today and the future.  Reporting to the Director of Evangelism this new position is waiting for you to jump in with both feet and build out the role using your experience, intelligence, and savviness, to organize and foster the Backblaze developer community.

While this position is based in San Mateo California (when we can safely return to the office), consideration will be given to exceptional candidates to live and work from anywhere in the United States.

If you are ready to have a BIG impact in a refreshingly ego-free and diverse work environment - read on.

What You'll Do:

  • Participate in developer communities wherever they gather online and offline - forums, social media, etc. 
  • Foster the development and value of the nascent Backblaze developer community forum.
  • Help create experiences which inspire developers to build amazing applications using the Backblaze storage cloud.
  • Create engaging content, including technical talks, blog posts, demos, and videos, that educate developers on important technologies and trends.
  • Gain industry recognition and credibility as a regular attendee, panelist and speaker at conferences, meetups, and hackathons.
  • Work with internal teams to give feedback on product roadmaps, market positioning, and developer program activities

The Right Fit:

The ideal candidate will have a passion for learning and synthesizing technologies into coherent communications they can use to enhance the developer community.

  • Demonstrated experience and regular participation in developer community forums.
  • At least 2 years of experience giving talks and developing demos, workshops, webinars, videos, and other content for a technical audience.
  • Demonstrated ability to create white papers and blog posts that are compelling, accurate, and authentic that translate complex technology concepts into simple and intuitive communications.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related technical discipline is desired, but  equivalent professional experience will be considered.
  • Hands-on experience with and a solid understanding of the cloud storage ecosystem is a plus.
  • Experience defining, building, and delivering products on public clouds including the ability to write sample code is a plus.
  • Being a supporter of Backblaze in existing community forums and social media outlets is a plus.
  • Be self-directed and work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to travel up to 25-50% of the time, when it is safe to travel.

Some Backblaze Perks

  • 100% healthcare for family
  • Competitive compensation incl. 401k and option grants for all employees
  • Unlimited vacation days
  • Childcare bonus (human children only)
  • Culture that supports healthy work-life balance
  • Catered breakfast and lunches, stocked micro-kitchens, and strong coffee 

About Backblaze

Backblaze provides award-winning cloud storage to businesses and consumers. We’re not the biggest player in our space, but we’re well known for delivering astonishingly easy to use storage that’s priced so customers don’t have to choose between what matters and what doesn’t for backup & archive, data organization, workflow streamlining, and more. The company has more than an exabyte of data under management for customers including American Public Television, PagerDuty, and Patagonia. From a financial standpoint, we’re growing revenue and profit without VC pressure. From a culture standpoint, we’re putting our people and customers first in an environment of community, open communication, and upward projection for the company and you.

At Backblaze, we value being fair and good to our customers, partners, and employees. That’s why diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of our values. We are committed to fostering a workforce where all employees feel a sense of belonging regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, socioeconomic status, ability, veteran status, and education. We believe that our dedication to cultivating a diverse workspace not only allows us to better serve our customers in over 175 countries, but further reinforces our commitment to doing the right thing. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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