Developer Advocate

Cloudflare, Austin, TX

Help us build a better Internet

About Us

At Cloudflare, we have our eyes set on an ambitious goal: to help build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the world’s largest networks that powers trillions of requests per month. Cloudflare protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare have all web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with every request. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks. Cloudflare was recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer and named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Company Cultures list.

We realize people do not fit into neat boxes. We are looking for curious and empathetic individuals who are committed to developing themselves and learning new skills, and we are ready to help you do that. We cannot complete our mission without building a diverse and inclusive team. We hire the best people based on an evaluation of their potential and support them throughout their time at Cloudflare. Come join us!  

About the department

Cloudflare’s Developer Relations team is embedded within the Product Marketing team to improve the developer awareness and adoption of Cloudflare’s products and developer platform. 

The life of a Developer Advocate brings an array of different activities. A typical week may include building or teaching a tutorial workshop, building a project using the product in your focus area, producing several meetups across multiple locations, sponsoring and staffing a developer conference, filing issues every time you find room for improvement, writing blog posts, or other educational content, improving docs, and giving a talk at a conference about your projects, or coaching others on their conference talks.

What you'll do

As a Developer Advocate at Cloudflare, you are responsible for walking a mile in the shoes of the developer using a number of Cloudflare developer-facing products (see developers.cloudflare.com) and make sure that the developers in the community have a smooth journey and can accomplish their goals. The ideal candidate will have at least 2-3 years of experience in engineering or developer relations. You should be capable of building products/use cases/tutorials as well as explaining them to technical audiences. This role is expected to be approximately 25% coding, 25% writing/blogging/documentation, 25% event/conference production, and 25% external and internal partnerships management.

You may be doing something different every day, and the flexibility to master all relevant skills on the fly to handle new projects is important. A willingness to rapidly experiment, take on new projects, and adjust plans depending on company needs is a must. Potential projects include but aren’t limited to: build some cool projects that can be used as code examples, negotiating conference sponsorships, writing technical blog posts and tutorials, producing and/or speaking at meetup events, supporting external developers and improving their developer experience, and forming partnerships with meetup organizers. 

Travel to global conferences and different Cloudflare offices will be frequent. On average, you should expect to travel ~30% of the time, though there will be times where conferences are stacked together and travel may reach 50%+. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Produce, promote, and staff meetup events and conferences that entertain and educate
  • Produce The Serverlist newsletter. Curate great content and work with internal teams to publish it. 
  • Sponsor and produce Cloudflare’s presence at developer conferences
  • Work cross functionally with various internal teams, across time zones
  • Manage external partnerships with meetup and conference organizers, key developer community leaders, and developer content creators. 
  • Manage several Cloudflare meetup communities by managing communications and producing meetup events. 
  • Keep track of developer feedback and brainstorm new ideas for ways to better engage the developer community
  • Write copy and content for a developer audience that is relevant and engaging
  • Use metrics to track success of projects and regularly report on progress or areas of opportunity

Examples of desirable skills, knowledge and experience

  • Minimum of 2-3 years proven experience in engineering or developer relations roles
  • Technical writing experience
  • Excellent verbal communication, public speaking skills 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to coordinate across multiple departments**If you have a previous work sample to share, we’d love to have a look to take under consideration, whether it’s a blog post or tutorial written in a past job, GitHub repo for a side project, copy for an event announcement or newsletter, or photos from a meetup or conference you organized.

What Makes Cloudflare Special?

We’re not just a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company. We’re a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company with a soul. Fundamental to our mission to help build a better Internet is protecting the free and open Internet.

Project Galileo: We equip politically and artistically important organizations and journalists with powerful tools to defend themselves against attacks that would otherwise censor their work, technology already used by Cloudflare’s enterprise customers--at no cost.

Project Athenian: We created Athenian Project to ensure that state and local governments have the highest level of protection and reliability for free, so that their constituents have access to election information and voter registration.

Path Forward Partnership: Since 2016, we have partnered with Path Forward, a nonprofit organization, to create 16-week positions for mid-career professionals who want to get back to the workplace after taking time off to care for a child, parent, or loved one. We released to help fix the foundation of the Internet by building a faster, more secure and privacy-centric public DNS resolver. This is available publicly for everyone to use - it is the first consumer-focused service Cloudflare has ever released. Here’s the deal - we don’t store client IP addresses never, ever. We will continue to abide by our privacy policy and ensure that no user data is sold to advertisers or used to target consumers.

Sound like something you’d like to be a part of? We’d love to hear from you!

Cloudflare is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people and place great value in both diversity and inclusiveness.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to their, or any other person's, perceived or actual race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, or any other basis protected by law. We are an AA/Veterans/Disabled Employer.

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About Cloudflare

About us

Cloudflare is the simplest way to make websites faster, safer and smarter. Millions of websites have signed up for our service, including large enterprises, major consumer destinations, and government agencies. With offices in San Francisco and London, Cloudflare operates a highly-available global network that has security measures built into every layer and regularly clocks in lightning-fast speeds.

We're on a mission to build a better web - and we need smart, talented people to join our team. Our team works on the forefront of leading technologies including nginx, Go and Lua programming languages. We're a strong supporter of the open source community and regularly share our technology learnings at https://blog.cloudflare.com.

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