Developer Advocate
Cloudant - Boston, MA

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The Cloudant Data Layer as a service is revolutionizing application development. Samsung, Microsoft, Hothead Games,, EasyBib, and other top web and mobile app developers are using Cloudant to speed up development and scale their apps. Cloudant is a distributed NoSQL database service we developed (based on Apace CouchDB) to scale massively across a network of data centers around the globe. Data processing via incremental MapReduce, Lucene-powered text search, geo-spatial, mobile replication " sync enable customers to develop really cool apps.

As a Cloudant Developer Advocate, you ’ll develop software and content that improves the Cloudant user experience for developers and evangelize the use of Cloudant within various tech communities. You ’ll also influence the Cloudant product roadmap and marketing plans in ways that help grow and satisfy the developer base. Responsibilities: - This person in this position is responsible for improving the developer experience and raising awareness of Cloudant among developers by: - Evangelizing Cloudant to developers, both in person at conferences and online via blogging and interacting with discussion forums/lists. - Publishing sample apps, tutorials, articles, and other quotbest-practicesquot content that makes it easier for developers to learn and use Cloudant.

  • Contributing to Cloudant ’s online documentation. - Developing or contributing to appropriate open source applications, frameworks, and libraries. - Providing direction into the product roadmap, marketing, and customer support to help grow and serve the community of developers using Cloudant. Requirements: - 3+ years success as a software developer, architect, technology evangelist, CTO, or consultant working with web or mobile technologies.
A history of having contributed to open source projects or communities is a strong plus. - Respect amongst peers in the community you are most active in. Knowledge of the key players, vendors, conferences and web sites to work with to engage further with that community. - Excellent technical writing and presentation skills.

  • Proven track record of blogging, tweeting, and presenting on app development topics. Having an existing follower base is a very strong plus. - Expertise with HTTP and RESTful interfaces, JSON, JavaScript. - Good understanding of database systems, preferably NoSQL.
CouchDB, MongoDB, DynamoDB, Cassandra, Redis or Riak experience is a plus. - Understanding of large-scale web and mobile app architecture and technology landscapes. - Experience with Restructured Text, Sphinx, Markdown or other documentation formats and tools. - Experience with git SCM, issue/task tracking software, IRC, video conferencing.

  • The ability to work in and effectively communicate with a distributed team, with minimal supervision.