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Senior Developer Advocate

Stellar Development Foundation

Stellar Development Foundation

Software Engineering, Legal
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Interested in working on cutting-edge blockchain technology and creating equitable access to the global financial system? Since 2014, the mission-driven team at the Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) has helped fuel the tremendous growth of the Stellar blockchain network, an open-source platform that operates at high-scale today. Developers and companies around the world build on it, and the SDF team is expanding to support the rapidly growing and changing Stellar ecosystem.

The launch of Soroban, the new smart contracts platform for Stellar, brings a wealth of opportunity for innovation, and when you join SDF as a Developer Advocate, you will be a part of a team that's leveraging that opportunity to increase developer participation in order to bootstrap the ecosystem of tools, protocols, dapps, and educational resources necessary for Soroban to succeed.

Focusing on in-person evangelism, you will design, develop, and execute strategies to grab developer attention, to attract and motivate early adopters, and to show the world what’s possible when native smart contracts meet Stellar's unparalleled access.

In this role, you will:

  • Develop and execute strategies for in-person activations that attract new developers to experiment with Soroban and Stellar
  • Give keynotes, run workshops and tutorials, and represent SDF at conferences and other in-person events
  • Create course material, tutorials, talks, and other content to educate, onboard, and engage developers, and encourage community developers to do the same.
  • Seek out devs in other ecosystems for whom Soroban may be a good fit, and build relationships to bring them into the ecosystem
  • Drive participation in existing developer-facing programs, such as Stellar Startup Camp and the Stellar Community Fund

You have:

  • 5+ years of professional experience in developer relations, developer marketing, or engineering
  • A passion for technology, and the ability to articulate technical concepts to diverse audiences
  • A strong desire to build things and explain how they work, and a portfolio to prove it
  • Poise, presence, and experience with public speaking
  • Practical experience with JavaScript building full-stack React applications
  • Practical experience with Wasm- or EVM-based smart contract development
  • A love of travel (since this role will require a fair amount)

Bonus Points if:

  • You love Rust
  • You’ve written and deployed smart contracts on multiple blockchain networks
  • You know your way around blockchain analytics
  • You have a history of participation in the Stellar ecosystem

We offer competitive pay with a base salary range for this position of $130,000 - $160,000 depending on job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and location. In addition, we offer lumen-denominated grants along with the following perks and benefits:

USA Benefits/Perks:

  • Competitive health, dental & vision coverage
  • Flexible time off + 15 company holidays including a company-wide holiday break
  • Paid parental leave
  • Life & ADD
  • Short & Long term disability
  • FSA & Dependent Care Accounts
  • 401K (4% match)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Monthly gym allowance
  • Daily lunch and snacks in-office
  • L&D budget of $1,500/year
  • Company retreats
About Stellar
Stellar is more than a blockchain. Powered by a decentralized, fast, scalable, and uniquely sustainable network made for financial products and services and a thriving and passionate ecosystem that includes a non-profit organization driven by a mission, Stellar is paving the path to unlock the world’s economic potential through blockchain technology. Built with speed and low costs in mind, the Stellar network provides builders and financial institutions worldwide a platform to issue assets, and to send and convert currencies in real time creating real world utility. Founded in 2014, the Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) supports the continued development and growth of the Stellar network and also serves the ecosystem of NGOs, corporations, universities, small businesses, governments, and solo entrepreneurs building on the Stellar network through tooling, funding and strategic collaborations. Together, Stellar is where blockchain meets the real world.
About the Stellar Development Foundation
The Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) is a non-profit organization focused on working with and supporting changemakers to create equitable access to the global financial system through blockchain technology. SDF provides grants, investments, funding, and other awards to builders and organizations. SDF also develops resources and tooling on the Stellar network to help unlock real world utility. As a nonprofit foundation, SDF puts the health of the Stellar network and the Stellar ecosystem and its mission above all else.
We look forward to hearing from you!
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