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DevRel: Head of Developer Content

RapidRemote; United StatesFull-time$100k - $230k*Feb 7, 2022

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Rapid is a team of creators delivering the next-generation API platform built for the modern developer. Our users range from independent developers to the largest companies in the world. We work hard to make it easy for developers to build, use, and share APIs faster while providing enterprise-wide visibility and governance. As a result, entrepreneurs and enterprises can concentrate on creating value and business outcomes.

How do we make this happen?  Rapid is the creator of RapidAPI Hub, the world’s largest API hub, where more than 4 million developers discover, evaluate and integrate more than 40,000 APIs from leading companies like Twilio, Microsoft and Google and more. Rapid also offers RapidAPI Studio, which provides developers with a single, connected experience to design, develop, test, monitor and publish their APIs. For enterprise organizations, Rapid offers RapidAPI Enterprise Hub, a private, customizable version of the public hub that enables the company’s developers, customers, and partners to find, manage, and connect to hundreds of internal APIs, as well as external API subscriptions.

We operate at scale when the opportunity is even greater. We offer you the opportunity to make a difference and empower developers to build modern software through API innovation while doing the most critical work of your career. 

NOTE: We are open to applicants for this role residing in San Francisco or Berlin. We can also help an ideal candidate relocate senior candidates to Berlin, Germany. Not a remote role.

RapidAPI is the world’s largest API Hub with three million developers and 30,000 APIs. Developers use RapidAPI to find, test, and connect to APIs while API providers market, manage, and monetize their APIs.

RapidAPI’s next-generation API platform - RapidAPI Enterprise Hub - is used by dozens of Fortune 500 Companies to enable digital transformation initiatives. With RapidAPI Enterprise Hub, businesses can accelerate innovation, bring software to market faster, and successfully implement their API strategy. A global company with offices in San Francisco, Tel Aviv, Tallinn, and Berlin. RapidAPI has raised over $272M in funding at a $1 Billion valuation from Microsoft Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, Stripes, SoftBank Vision Fund 2, Green Bay, and more incredible investors. RapidAPI is the world's largest API Developers Platform - with four million developers and 40,000+ APIs.


WHY DO WE NEED THIS ROLE NOW

RapidAPI is investing heavily in developer education. We want to make the world amazing for developers of all backgrounds. Developer Relations is a department that reports directly to the CEO while working cross-functionally with product, marketing, or engineering teams, which signifies the buy-in from the leadership team. This is an excellent opportunity because we are building multiple DevRel programs from scratch.

Come on board and bring your curiosity and vision to see it through. Implement programs to make developers' lives easier, and together we plan to make API Development more accessible and dependable for everyone. This team is at the heart of strengthening RapidAPI's relation with developers. Join us and become a crucial part of our story.

Head of Developer Content is a role with phenomenal impact on RapidAPI's DevRel strategy. We're looking for an experienced technical content writer who can make complex technical products simple to follow. You will enjoy the challenge of building the DevRel content programs from scratch. You will bring together a community of external developers contributing community content to tell a compelling story of modern API development. You are eager to have an impact on a small team of content writers. You'll build our content strategy, set priorities using data, and use SEO practices to drive traffic to our DevRel properties.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create, execute, and measure a comprehensive developer content strategy & calendar.
  • Build from the ground up, and run, a content-generation operation and internal team.
  • Plan, assign, and review the work of a content team to ensure that group objectives are met.
  • Responsible for the creation, delivery, scheduling, and measurement of all DevRel Content.
  • Build developer content programs from the ground up for DevRel and Community authors.
  • Build standalone strong, collaborative, mutually beneficial relationships with the developer community for community content programs and other DevRel activities.
  • Efficiently and autonomously manage communications projects from beginning to completion, staying on time and budget.
  • Developer Learning Experience: Master content written for the "developer" persona.
  • Advocate for excellent developer content internally and help influence RapidAPI developer strategy by working with DevRel, Product, Engineering, Marketing, and other cross-functional teams.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent practical web dev experience.
  • Experience managing a team of technical content writers and community content programs.
  • Working with multiple teams to write clear, accurate documentation and code samples.
  • Experience with (or willingness to learn and implement) Git-based publication process.
  • A proven ability to explain and simplify concepts for a broad technical audience.
  • Proven project management, organization, and planning experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 5+ years of technical writing experience.
  • 3+ years of experience in web dev with JavaScript, Node.js (Next.js, MDX, React, API Dev)
  • Experience with Jamstack and Headless CMS (Sanity, WordPress).
  • Experience managing an online learning LMS and community.
  • Experience as a contributor to an open-source project.
  • Experience writing accessible and semantic SEO-friendly HTML/content.
  • Contributions to programs designed to help underrepresented people enter the tech field.
  • Experience working with third-party developer tools, including creating documentation, API references, FOSS (Free & Open Source Software) readmes.
  • Experience participating in technical/developer communities, open-source projects, and other developer community groups.
NOTE: We are open to applicants for this role residing in San Francisco or Berlin. We can also help an ideal candidate relocate senior candidates to Berlin, Germany. Not a remote role.

This is an opportunity to play a key role in a fast-growing and high-scale startup company distributed across the US, Europe, and Israel. You'll be taking our product to the next level within a high-talent-density team and out-of-the-box thinking. Having raised $150 million in a Series D investment round in 2022; you’ll be working with a team that is scaling globally, fast.

If this sounds like you, click apply below! We’d love to hear from you.

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