Developer Experience Engineer
About the Job:
Have you felt the pain of a failed deployment, or suffered through a long software rollback and have a strong desire to help engineering teams avoid that pain? Are you a natural builder or content creator who gets excited at telling stories? Do you love teaching teams about technology? Do you have a passion for making the earliest experiences with a product positive and helping teams find the “I Win!” moment? LaunchDarkly is looking for a Developer Experience Engineer to help craft experiences that excite developers and engineers exploring the platform. In this role, you’ll align closely to the self-service and developer consumption side of the business, bringing hands-on perspectives and helping build LaunchDarkly’s technical and thought leadership voice in the market.
You’ll create blog, video, and other technical content, engage with the software development community, and advance our ambition to enable engineering teams to build products that customers love.
Build technically authentic content: Help developers understand how to break apart deployment from release, and LaunchDarkly’s unique value to modern development practices through assets including blogs, videos, and other presentation assets.
Align closely to the self-service product experience, and help craft a world-class program that makes developers successful from the first 15 minutes in the platform.
Become a product expert: Collaborating closely with our product teams, deeply understand and translate LaunchDarkly’s vision into scalable, customer-facing content, collateral, and assets.
Advise and Coach Internal Teams: Become a technical advisor for internal teams through collaboration and enablement assets.
Evangelize feature management to the world: Present in webinars and other public events to promote LaunchDarkly capabilities and value.
Know what matters for developers: Gather insights on developer use cases, pain points and competitor offerings that will drive go-to-market plans.
Ability to travel ~15%
3+ years of experience working closely with, or as an embedded team member of, a software development team
Experience with building / consuming public cloud platforms like Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure
Deep experience and familiarity with modern development practices and tools such as continuous delivery, DevOps, Kubernetes, and cloud computing
A storyteller who has the creativity and writing skills to communicate technical topics with authenticity
An eye for detail and high quality content production across video and presentation
A strong presenter that can create credibility with developer audiences
Hands on experience building and integrating with services in public cloud platforms (i.e. AWS Relational Database Service, Google Cloud Functions, or Microsoft Azure Container Services
Public examples of creating video, blog, and/or webinar content
Experience building and shipping applications across web or mobile platforms
Target pay range for a Level P3 in San Francisco/Bay Area: $133,000-156,000*
Target pay range for a Level P4 in San Francisco/Bay Area: $158,000-186,000*
*Restricted Stock Units (RSUs), health, vision, and dental insurance, and mental health benefits in addition to salary.
LaunchDarkly operates from a place of high trust and transparency; we are happy to state the pay range for our open roles to best align with your needs. Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, degree level, and location.
LaunchDarkly is a Feature Management Platform that serves trillions of feature flags daily to help software teams build better software, faster. Feature flagging is an industry standard methodology of wrapping a new or risky section of code or infrastructure change with a flag. Each flag can easily be turned off independent of code deployment (aka "dark launching"). LaunchDarkly has SDKs for all major web and mobile platforms. We are building a diverse team so that we can offer robust products and services. Our team culture is dynamic, friendly, and supportive. Our headquarters are in Oakland.
At LaunchDarkly, we believe in the power of teams. We're building a team that is humble, open, collaborative, respectful and kind. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
One of our company values is 'Widen the Circle'. Which means we seek out diversity of perspectives to get better results. We understand everyone has their own unique talents and experiences. We encourage you to apply to this role even if you don’t think you meet 100% of the qualifications outlined above. We can find out together if it's the right match for your skillset.
LaunchDarkly is also committed to giving back to our community and is a part of Pledge 1%, an organization that helps companies make this a priority. Through this initiative and its charitable arm, the LaunchDarkly Foundation, the company is committed to such causes as supporting education for the underserved, homelessness relief and moving towards having a net-zero carbon footprint. You can find more about the LaunchDarkly Foundation and the organizations we serve at https://launchdarkly.com/foundation/.
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