Sr. Director of Developer Advocacy

Developer Relations

Timescale is looking for an experienced Sr. Director of Developer Advocacy to lead our Developer Advocacy team. You and your team will be responsible for all of our outbound developer content, including product documentation, blog posts, benchmarks, tutorials, sample applications, videos, live streams, and much more. Developer Advocates are our top spokespeople to technical audiences, earning speaking slots and delivering sessions at conferences worldwide.

Successful candidates for this position are experienced Developer Advocates. They have a phenomenal body of work as evidence of their expertise in the craft, including blog posts, tutorials, published articles, published books, videos, a vibrant and helpful social media presence, and more. 

They will also have significant experience hiring and coaching great Developer Advocacy talent. We’ve built a strong, diverse, and fun team, and finding the right person to motivate, lead, and grow our team is our primary focus. At Timescale, we emphasize how we work: with kindness, empathy, and drive for results.

Timescale is a developer-oriented company, and our ethos (and foremost company value) is always to “Help First”. As such, we place an emphasis on winning developer credibility, using a combination of highly technical content and grassroots community engagement. We’re looking for people who love developers, shun buzzwords and jargon, and have a proven track record of bringing developer products to market.

This role is remote in the North American or EMEA timezones, and English language fluency is a requirement.

Job Responsibilities

  • Build a high-performing Developer Advocacy team and grow and nurture their careers.
  • Lead the team in the development of all technical content, including documentation.
  • Work closely with all stakeholders to set proper expectations and ensure timely completion of all deliverables.
  • Coach and mentor the team on how to nurture and build strong developer communities, working closely with our Developer Marketing team to accomplish our goals.
  • Build a top-flight event speaker program, submit CFPs in a timely manner, deliver sessions with the highest possible speaker scores, and earn a reputation as a technically credible, developer-first organization.
  • Support our first- and third-party event plan by coaching and mentoring the Developer Advocacy team on how to provide a phenomenal customer experience at booths, community sessions, and networking opportunities.
  • Ensure that our public Slack and customer forums are vibrant and active, and that questions are answered in a timely manner.
  • Support Marketing leadership with the development, tracking, and management of strategic marketing objectives, campaigns, and deliverables.
  • Act as a senior leader in the company, bringing gravitas, technical acumen, and influence to key strategic issues.

Experience and Skills

  • 10+ years of industry expertise.
  • 8+ years of Developer Advocacy experience at a top-tier developer program, 4+ years of managing Developer Advocates.
  • Proven expertise working with databases, time-series data, or similar technologies.
  • A gifted communicator who is capable of distilling complex technical subject matter into digestible, actionable prose.
  • A roll-up-your-sleeves attitude to do the heavy lifting required to build a great Developer Advocacy discipline at Timescale.
  • A proven track record of identifying great Developer Advocacy talent, growing future Developer Advocacy leaders, and improving the discipline of Developer Advocacy industry-wide.
  • Excellent written communication skills.
  • Excellent presentation creation and delivery skills.
  • Excellent cross-organizational collaboration skills. You can work across the team, across roles, and synthesize viewpoints and reach consensus.
  • A self-starter that can manage and prioritize initiatives that will make developers successful.
  • A passion for developers and nerd culture. 
  • A belief that organizations and industries are best when they are diverse and inclusive, and a commitment to ensuring that everything we do reflects that belief.
  • Works well independently and remotely.

About Timescale🐯
Timescale is the creator of TimescaleDB, the industry-leading relational database for time-series. Tens of thousands of organizations trust TimescaleDB today with their mission-critical time-series applications. The company is dedicated to serving software developers and businesses worldwide, enabling them to build exceptional data-driven products that measure everything that matters: software applications, industrial equipment, financial markets, blockchain activity, consumer behavior, machine learning models, climate change, and more. Analyzing data across the time dimension (“time-series data”) enables developers to understand what is happening right now, how that is changing, and why that is changing. Timescale is a fully remote company with a global🌎 workforce and is backed by Tiger Global, Benchmark Capital, New Enterprise Associates, Redpoint Ventures, Icon Ventures, Two Sigma Ventures, and other leading investors. For more information, visit www.timescale.com or follow @TimescaleDB.

Working at Timescale🐯
Timescale is breaking boundaries and setting new standards in the innovating and rapidly growing time-series data industry. Built on the foundation of people-focused values and principles, Timescale makes sure integrity, mutual respect, and compassion is at the heart of everything we do. Empowered by our Co-Founders, Ajay Kulkarni (CEO) and Mike Freedman (CTO), we are challenging the norm by working with people who continuously inspire and teach us 🤝. 

Enjoy debating the crunch-factor of different chicken nuggets 🍗, sweating it out during lunch 💦, talking about your kids, whether they be actual children 👶🏽, potted plants 🌱, or four-legged creatures 🐾? You’ll fit right in at Timescale!

What we’re offering
Benefits may differ from country to country.

  • Flexible PTO and family leave
  • Fridays off in August 😎
  • Full remote work from almost anywhere
  • Stock options
  • Monthly WiFi stipend 
  • Professional development and educational benefits 📚
  • Premium insurance options for you and your family (US employees)
  • FSA/Dependent FSA plans (US employees)
  • 401(k) retirement plan (US employees)