Principal Developer Advocate - GraphQL (AWS AppSync) - Job ID: 1570066 | Amazon.jobs
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is looking for a talented, self-directed Developer Advocate to drive adoption and community engagement for GraphQL on AWS. The AWS Front End Web and Mobile team builds a range of services (AWS Amplify, AWS AppSync, AWS Device Farm) to help developers create compelling next-generation apps that can scale to hundreds of millions of users and reach global audiences. In this role, you’ll combine your unbridled passion and enthusiasm for developers with your unmatched creativity to generate grass-roots attention and support for both GraphQL and AWS Front End Web and Mobile tools and services among developers, technologists, and key industry opinion makers.Ideally, you’re someone who can write code with the best of them, but get great satisfaction from guiding developers and enterprises towards a technology you heartily believe in. You have immediate credibility with developers but are equally at home working with decision makers at large enterprises. You love to share your passion with others and exhibit good judgment in selecting strategic opportunities to do so. You don’t just want to be part of an industry movement, you want to be out front leading it. If this sounds like you, this is your dream job. Your responsibilities will include:· Active participation in the open source GraphQL community, including proposing new projects and contributing to existing projects· Creating GraphQL best practices content in the form of articles, screencasts, white papers and tutorials· Gaining industry recognition and credibility as a regular attendee, panelist, and keynote speaker at meetups, technology conferences, trade shows and press events· Delivering compelling presentations, product demos, sample solutions, and discussions to drive adoption of GraphQL and AWS Front End Web and Mobile tools and services· Identifying potential partnerships and clients and assisting with pre-sales support· Collaborating with internal teams to define the product roadmap, market positioning, and developer program initiatives· Maintaining a strong and credible presence in social media channels relevant to developers· Working with your worldwide counterparts to share best practices and help build a best-in-the-industry developer advocacy organizationThis is a unique opportunity to join a team that is working to change how applications get built and who builds them; we aim to enable millions of people to create everyday web and mobile experiences that enrich lives.MentorWe have a formal mentor search application that lets you find a mentor that works best for you based on location, job family, job level etc. Your manager can also help you find a mentor or two, because two is better than one. In addition to formal mentors, we work and train together so that we are always learning from one another, and we celebrate and support the career progression of our team members.InclusionHere at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have ten employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and we host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Amazon’s culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 14 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.Work-Life BalanceOur team also puts a high value on work-life balance. Striking a healthy balance between your personal and professional life is crucial to your happiness and success here, which is why we aren’t focused on how many hours you spend at work or online. Instead, we’re happy to offer a flexible schedule so you can have a more productive and well-balanced life—both in and outside of work.