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Community Manager / Developer Evangelist

at Particle Code in Palo Alto, CA   —   Apr 24, 2014   |  
Overview
Particle Code is a venture-backed company based in Palo Alto, California, funded by leading Silicon Valley personalities on a mission to solve one of the biggest challenges in mobile software development: platform fragmentation. The founders have a strong track record of starting successful game companies, including the recent acquisition of their last startup, Mytopia.

The current team is made up of talented engineers who are passionate about mobile applications and games. We see Particle as the UN of platforms, a unique cross-platform framework built to allow developers to focus on what they do best: create compelling experiences for their users on any device. We are looking for unique individuals to join our family, for this venture, and the next, and the next. Our company culture is positive, fun and dynamic. We hold weekly tech talks for the enrichment of our team and play the occasional game of laser tag.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about mobile and gaming software frameworks and can help us build a thriving developer community around our product. You will define and drive the strategy for building the developer community. You will work regularly with customers and the business team to define requirements and articulate them to the technical team. You will also act as a visible developer evangelist with respects to our Open Source strategy.
Responsibilities
Build a large developer community around the Particle cross-platform SDK
Help developers envision and build cool mobile applications and games using our product
Monitor discussion forums, social networks, twitter, blogs and mailing lists and represent the company and product in these channels
Attend relevant conferences, events and developer meetups to talk to customers and increase awareness of the Particle SDK
Actively blog and tweet about cross-platform development and inspire others to do so
Provide support to developers by being a liaison between them and Particle Code engineers
Experience
A minimum of 2 years of experience building developer and open source communities, or inherent ninja skills that make us think you can learn here fast
Excellent written and verbal communication skills – must be able to speak human and geek
Technically savvy enough to have intelligent discussions with developers and the Particle Code engineering team
Software startup experience is preferred, or other proof that you can survive in jungle
Self-motivated and self-managed, ability to fly solo at events
Skills
Strategic marketing capabilities coupled with a strong execution experience
Well-versed in mobile and gaming software frameworks and development. An understanding of the fragmentation problem that plagues developers and the solutions currently available along with what doesn’t work
Education
BA/BS or equivalent
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