Technical Developer Evangelist - North America

New York City, NY, United States(flexible)
Posted 2 days ago
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New York City, NY, United States
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Blockstack is a decentralized computing platform. It’s the easiest way to build decentralized apps that can scale. More info here.

Blockstack PBC, a public benefit corp, has a mission to enable an open, decentralized internet which will benefit all internet users by giving them more control over information and computation. Blockstack PBC has raised $50M+ in capital to develop core protocols and developer tools for the ecosystem. Being a Public Benefit Corp also means we have goals beyond profit, and that allows us to focus on universal human rights and sharing the value created in our ecosystem.

Blockstack PBC is headquartered in New York City, with a globally distributed team located across Hong Kong, Gambia, Barcelona, Toronto, and Seattle.

We’re seeking a technical evangelist to drive awareness and grow adoption of our developer products. Working with the growth team, you’ll come up with strategies to share the benefits of building on Blockstack amongst engineers and app founders in the North America region. As an experienced developer, speaker, writer and community leader, you’ll be advocating for a new decentralized internet where users have fundamental digital rights, and a world where apps “Can’t Be Evil.” In this role, you will work closely with developer communities to promote development of apps in the Blockstack ecosystem and grow our open source community.

You will:

  • Promote the adoption of Blockstack tools and network to developers within and out of the Blockchain space. This may entail sharing technical knowledge and use cases for Blockstack amongst developer communities.
  • Help to drive strategy for deep evangelization into other communities of developers working on decentralized applications
  • Participate as a leader in the Blockstack developer community
  • Partner with our Digital Community Partner, Event Planner and communities across the globe to execute aligned technical events
  • Publicly speak at developer conferences, meetups and digital events
  • Directly contribute while soliciting and organizing community contribution to articles, guides, application architecture references, and code
  • Liaise with internal stakeholders on critical technical alignment - such as engineering and product team
  • Advocate for developers internally and provide feedback on real-world pain points in the developer journey

You have:

  • 4+ years of combined experience in either application building, decentralization and distributed systems, other highly technical projects and evangelizing
  • 1+ years of Open Source Code Compilation, Debugging and Customization
  • Demonstrated experience in technical writing in articles and solution references, slide presentations, technical demonstration scripts or tutorials
  • Excellent public speaking skills with 1+ years experience presenting to technical audiences
  • Diplomatic, knows how to engage on opportunities to align activities for mutual benefit
  • Comfortable with ambiguity; ready to apply experience and dialog to clarify expectations on-the-fly
  • Willing to travel 50%, discipline to work from anywhere

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiar with back-end languages and environments like Python and NodeJS, experience with SQL and other database systems
  • Familiar with front-end languages like Javascript with toolkits like React
  • Understanding of public-private key encryption protocols
  • Experience with cloud storage (such as EC2)
  • Experience working for a rapidly scaling start-up
  • Active participation in Open Source communities
  • Active on Stack Overflow
  • Experience in open source software project(s) with 10+ other contributors
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