Principal Developer Advocate, AWS Developer Relations

Published date Posted on Indeed on May 10, 2022 (6 d ago)
  • 5+ years of experience working in a technology advocate or technical executive role.
  • 5+ years of knowledge and experience with cloud computing infrastructure, application development platforms, and popular programming languages
  • 5+ years experience in public speaking, content creation, and presentation skills (in person and online), and experience working with technical communities.

Job summary
Do you love getting hands-on with software and sharing your enthusiasm for cloud computing with the wider tech community? This is an opportunity for you to help thousands of Developers and other Hands On Builders to accelerate their success with AWS, fostering organic advocacy and platform adoption. We are a developer obsessed team, working to relentlessly improve their experience and learning process adopting modern technologies. We think big, constantly drive innovation and transformation on behalf of customers.

Come join the Developer Relations team at AWS! Our creative, experienced, and energetic organization is responsible for helping to drive the development and adoption of AWS services. In this role, you’ll combine your technical skills, passion, and creativity to generate grass-roots attention and support for AWS among key industry innovators and technologists in North America, as well as globally.

Ideally, you’re someone who comes from a software or architecture background, and have the passion to guide the broader industry towards technologies that you believe in. You have immediate credibility with Startups, Developers, Architects, IT Managers and/or CIOs. You love to share your passion with others and you exhibit solid judgment in selecting strategic opportunities to do so.

Position may be located in Seattle, WA, or near any Amazon/AWS U.S. Corp office only. Relocation offered from within the US only to these locations.

Key job responsibilities
  • As a Builder, you will dive deep to create content and deliver audience-focused technical presentations, and to curate and build hands-on technical content. You will keep your technical skills updated constantly, always maintaining a baseline understanding of the latest core AWS services, and then adding breadth and depth as required by your passions and by your audience's needs.
  • As a Strategist, you'll keep the "big picture" in mind and always look for opportunities to maximize customer value, constantly driving efficiencies on processes and mechanisms.
  • As a Teacher, you'll provide technical guidance for Builders to be successful with the cloud, simplifying complex topics and tailoring your message to the needs of your audience.
  • As an Ambassador, you'll build long-term relationships with Builders and their communities, collecting insights to help shape AWS's go-to-market strategy, programs, and products. You'll also identify and develop the profiles of external AWS advocates, helping to amplify voices in the community.
  • As an Influencer, you'll use your unique personality and authentic content to help attract Builders to AWS, keeping them engaged and inspired to Build.
  • Gaining industry recognition and credibility as a regular attendee and speaker at AWS and third party technology conferences, shows, and press events.
  • Curating, developing and delivering compelling presentations, sample solutions, and discussions to help drive awareness and adoption of AWS services.
  • Collaborating with internal teams to define program initiatives for technical audiences, market positioning, gathering customer feedback, and nurturing and growing technical communities.
  • Creating and maintaining relevant content (demos, videos, blogs, screencasts, books, and other mediums), covering AWS services along with emerging technologies and industry developments.
  • Maintaining a credible presence in social media channels relevant to technical audiences.
  • Working with your worldwide counterparts to share best practices and help build a best-in-the-industry developer relations organization.
  • Continuing to identify opportunities for potential partnerships and customer opportunities.

A day in the life
About Us
Inclusive Team Culture
Here at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have twelve employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Amazon’s culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 14 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.

Work/Life Balance
Our team puts a high value on work-life balance. It isn’t about how many hours you spend at home or at work; it’s about the flow you establish that brings energy to both parts of your life. We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment. We offer flexibility in working hours and encourage you to find your own balance between your work and personal lives.

Mentorship & Career Growth
Our team is dedicated to supporting new members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded professional and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.

  • 8+ years in software development or architecture with special emphasis in areas including Databases, Application Services, Big Data, Containers, Serverless Applications, Machine Learning, Open Source Solutions, and/or distributed computing.
  • 5+ years of practical familiarity with cloud computing platforms, architecture work, systems or application design, development or operations. Existing knowledge of the AWS platform is a great bonus.
  • Working knowledge and experience with social/online marketing coupled with prior experience in product definition, bring-to-market strategies and/ or setting an industry standard.
  • A history of successful speaking engagements, online content creation, industry influence, and/or recognition in technology publications.
  • Success in nurturing, engaging with, and growing large technical communities.
  • Willingness to travel and ability to work autonomously.
  • Able to work in a diverse team.
  • Superior English oral and written communication skills.
  • Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role
  • Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role

NOTE: Ensure your CV includes links to content you created (talks, articles, demo code) as well as details of any developer community activities.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
For Los Angeles: Pursuant to the Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

The base pay range for this position in Colorado is $119k - 160k per year; however, base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. A sign-on bonus and restricted stock units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered. This information is provided per the Colorado Equal Pay Act.

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

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