Position: Developer Advocate – Lagos
This position can be based in Johannesburg, South Africa; Nairobi, Kenya; Accra, Ghana or Lagos, Nigeria.
The area: Engineering
Google engineers make computers do amazing things. Populated by extraordinarily creative, motivated and talented people, our Engineering team gets excited by developing new applications that really make a difference and are used by millions of people. We’re driven by Google’s mission to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. If you seek to tackle such challenges as building a highly scalable computing infrastructure, novel storage systems, innovative user experiences or the next big application that will change the world, then this might be a perfect fit for you.
The role: Developer Advocate
As a Developer Advocate, you will be a member of the Developer Relations organization. Developer Relations is focused on driving the success of Google’s developer products and the open web by creating a thriving ecosystem of 3rd party applications and businesses built on them. You will be an evangelist for our newest technologies in the outside world, as well as a vocal advocate for developers’ needs within Google. We expect you to be an engineer who thrives on the cutting edge of technology and enjoys seeing exciting, new applications and business that other developers are building. Your job is to drive momentum for exciting new technologies such as Chrome, Android, App Engine, Google Wave, Google Maps API, HTML5 and our core Google Apps and Ads APIs. You will work with some of our most strategic partners who push our technology to its limits — your job is to make them successful as they build apps that showcase the potential of our APIs and developer products. You will be the public face of Google representing these products, speaking at conferences, on panels, at user groups, actively blogging & tweeting and engaging with developer press and bloggers.
Create momentum and drive the success of Google’s developer products and the open web through your interactions with 3rd party developers building applications and businesses on them.
Advocate the adoption of Google developer products to strategic partners and the broader developer community.
Participate in technical and design discussions with technical executives at strategic partners to speed adoption and ensure best practices during implementation.
Evangelize our developer products in person and online by presenting at conferences, blogging, writing technical tutorials and other similar activities.
BA/BS preferred in Computer Science or a similar technical degree.
Substantial of work experience as a software developer, architect, technology evangelist, CTO, or consultant working with web or mobile technologies.
Excellent public speaking skills and charisma, with experience presenting to large technical audiences.
Experience blogging and writing technical articles, ideally with an existing follower base.
Experience working directly with large partners, or with press and bloggers preferred.
Strong command of web application or mobile application development landscapes.