Sr. Content Developer Advocate, Web Development

Published date Posted on Indeed on Jul 01, 2022 (44 d ago)
  • Background in any of the following: Web/front-end Development, technical writing .
  • 5+ years of hands-on technical experience
  • 2+ years of experience writing content (docs, blogs, books, courseware) or producing videos for technical audiences
  • Can produce and review code samples

Job summary
Do you love getting hands-on with technology and sharing your passion for web development with the wider tech community?
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is looking for a Senior Content Developer Advocate (DA) to join the Global DA Specialists team. In this position, you will join a creative, experienced and energetic organization that is responsible for helping to drive the development and adoption of AWS services. You will write tutorials, code samples and how-to guides to meet the needs of web developers. You will produce video how-to guides and tutorials. You will review community contributions, assess technical accuracy and provide actionable feedback to help them grow.

Ideally, you’re someone who comes from a web/front end development and tech writing background. You are passionate about creating high-quality and actionable technical content to help others being successful. You have immediate credibility with web developers. You love to share your passion with others and exhibit good judgment in selecting strategic opportunities to do so.

You don’t just want to be part of an industry movement, you want to be out front leading it.

Key job responsibilities
  • As a Builder, you will experiment, dive deep to curate and build actionable technical content. You'll keep your technical skills updated constantly, always maintaining a baseline understanding of the latest core AWS services and new web technologies, and then adding breadth and depth as required by their specialty or audience 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 web services and related technologies (Javascript, GraphQL, CSS, CI/CD...), simplifying the complex and tailoring your message to the needs of the audience.
  • As an Influencer, you'll use your unique personality and authentic content to help attract Builders to AWS and keep them engaged and inspired to Build.

A day in the life
Developers Advocates represent AWS externally in the technical community, they inspire and guide Builders in their journey by producing technical artifacts (videos, blog posts, code sample, workshops, presentations...). They meet Builders where they are (in-person, virtually, at every steps of their journey).
Developer Advocates represent Builders internally within the Service Teams and act as the voice of the community internally. They experiment and identify gaps in our products, services and documentations. They drive feedback gathering from users for product development teams to review and act upon. They have an impact on product roadmaps.

AWS DAs share more details in this video: https://www.linkedin.com/video/live/urn:li:ugcPost:6846224992284356608/

About the team
AWS's Developer Relations (DevRel) thrives to make AWS the best place on Earth for Builders to create and operate applications. In DevRel, Developer Advocate Specialists is a diverse team deployed globally.
DA Specialists work both externally with the technical community to drive adoption of AWS solutions and internally with Service Teams to build better products and features.
The team covers themes like Data (AI/ML, Databases...), Security, Modern App Development, Cloud Infrastructure and Emerging Technologies. They work with other DAs in regions to scale their efforts and engage with Builders all over the world.

  • Portfolio of existing technical content (videos, blog posts, articles...) and source code examples.
  • Experienced with Git, GitHub and Markdown
  • Industry influence and/or recognition in technology publications
  • Ability to translate technical features into tangible customer business benefits
  • Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role
  • Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role

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

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

If located within the city limits of Columbia, SC, this position is subject to a background check for any convictions directly related to its duties and responsibilities. Only job-related convictions will be considered and will not automatically disqualify the candidate.

The base pay range for this position in Colorado is $135k -182k 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. Base pay information is based on market location. Applicants should apply via Amazon’s internal or external careers site.

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.

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

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

Workers in New York City who perform in-person work or interact with the public in the course of business must show proof they have been fully vaccinated against COVID or request and receive approval for a reasonable accommodation, including medical or religious accommodation.

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