Director of Evangelism

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What Temporal is looking for in applicants
We are expanding our team! You can be anywhere in the United States for all of our positions, and other various locations outside the U.S. for other roles to join us. At Temporal, we are on a mission to remove the complexity in developing reliable software for the cloud. If you want to solve hard distributed system problems, have a passion for open source software and building a strong developer community, then come join us in our mission. Temporal enables developers to focus on writing important business logic, and not on managing state or worrying about the underlying infrastructure. The Temporal platform is being trusted by top-tier companies as a core technology in their mission critical systems. Our active open source community of developers, who are also our users, provide us with real-time feedback and contributions. We're backed by top VC firms, have closed Series B and have a team of professionals from start-ups and larger companies like Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Meta, Uber, Apple, Cisco and more. The Director of Evangelism will manage a team of engineers, evangelists, and content creators to guide and grow our wonderful community. The primary directive of this role is to: *Strategize and drive Temporal’s transition from niche backend tool to something that will eventually resonate with every developer (there is 20+ million of them). *Drive the transition from a purely US based advocacy to a diverse team of global advocates *Establish an environment that rewards curiosity, creativity and innovation *Encourage experiments and make it clear that taking risks and learning from mistakes is not only expected but required *Work with documentation, education, marketing and product teams to create a holistic evangelism and awareness plan for the business *Identify new market opportunities based on feedback from users and team members *Establish Temporal advocates as experts and trendsetters in the distributed systems & cloud space This role is part leader, part doer and overall guide-to-all-things for the developer community. You will also be a key enabler for Sales/BD, Engineering, Marketing and Product teams, delivering outstanding content and feedback to drive improvements to developer experience. What you'll do *Lead a team of senior engineers and advocates who are largely responsible for the continued success and adoption of our technology. *Help define and drive high level strategy for advocacy at Temporal. *Set budgeting and priorities for the advocacy team. *Hire and grow new advocacy team members. *Use information, experiments, and customer feedback to drive growth in our product *Champion Temporal to our target community at conferences, meetups, coding boot camps, online forums, Twitter, Stack Overflow, Hacker News, and more. *Nurture relationships with key influencers, foster a healthy technical community, and collect and prioritize product feedback and technical blockers with Product and Engineering teams. *Create and deliver helpful content, tutorials, starter kits, best practices, and provide feedback on Temporal developer documentation as needed. *Design and create samples and reference applications closely matching our target customer use cases. What will help you succeed *Previous experience as a Developer Evangelist/Advocate. *Experience leading or managing remote teams. *Strong organizational mindset with ability to decompose and distribute large pieces of work. *Technical acumen, crisp understanding of distributed systems and ability to write samples and reference applications (Java, Python, GO, others). *Excellent written and verbal communication skills; experienced with public speaking, presentations, podcasts, webinars, training, and blog writing. *Experience growing an open-source community. *Experience working with 3rd party communities, social media and blogging. *Travel may be needed depending on where developer events are held. Bonus *Expertise in one or more adjacent technical domains *Languages: Python, Java, Golang, TypeScript, .Net *Ecosystems: CI/CD, AI/ML, ETL, Finance, etc *Technologies: Kubernetes, Prometheus, Terraform/Ansible/CDK #LI-KB1  

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