Developer Advocate (Remote)

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Background

Apto Payments is transforming the card issuance industry. We help companies issue new cards with a better cardholder experience by removing constraints and enabling new use cases. Founded in 2014 as Shift Payments, the company worked with Coinbase to launch the first Bitcoin debit card. Today, as Apto, our mission is ambitious, creating new ways to connect people to their assets - crypto and non-crypto - by helping companies successfully launch innovative, user-centric card programs.

Apto is a well-funded early-stage startup headquartered in San Francisco with a fully remote team. We are focused on responsibly growing our business, building best-in-class products while managing regulatory and financial risk. We're motivated to empower developers and customers to design and develop the next generation of can’t-live-without card products. Our headquarters are in San Francisco, but we have fully embraced and are constantly improving our remote-focused culture for those who prefer to be based elsewhere in the United States.

The Role & Opportunity

As our first Developer Advocate, you’ll identify opportunities to engage audiences to build awareness, excitement, and engagement around the Apto developer platform.

You will build and maintain a credible and robust presence in the developer community by writing technical blog posts, demos, and documentation for our APIs and SDKs. You will participate in community events, attend conferences, and host webinars to engage with our developer community.

As a key member of the Technology team, you will be the voice of developers in the company and help connect our developer community to our product and engineering teams. You will collaborate with our internal teams to help advance the roadmap, refine our market positioning, and drive key developer programs.

Responsibilities
  • Increase adoption of Apto’s developer platform by working closely with our developer community to reduce the onboarding time, answer technical questions and funnel insights back to the team to improve the overall developer experience and technology
  • Create and improve documentation working with internal stakeholders and other content to improve the resource offerings on Apto’s website, developer portal, Github and other developer channels
  • Be an active contributor and member of our developer community  by helping address technical questions and improve the quality of developer support in channels such as Slack, Discord and social media like Twitter
  • Build/Create reference application to show off platform capabilities and write sample code in multiple languages as needed
  • Speak at conferences playing a community-building role in the embedded fintech ecosystem
  • Host webinars discussing various topics related to technology used by our platform (for instance security or API technologies)
  • Contribute to opensource as needed
Requirements
  • 8+ years of professional technical/developer experience writing software applications in one or more of the following: Python, Ruby, Java, Kotlin, C/C++, Javascript/Node.js, Swift/Objective C
  • 3+ years of experience as a professional software developer advocate or evangelist
  • Worked on Banking/Fintech related projects is a major bonus as well as blockchain 
  • Has contributed to open source projects
  • Has done speaking engagements in conferences 
  • Experience hosting webinars and conferences
Benefits
  • Competitive salary and equity
  • 401k and unlimited PTO
  • Fully-paid healthcare for you and dependents
  • Stipend for ongoing professional development
  • Work with a diverse team of impact-driven individuals
  • Opportunity to build solutions for millions of people around the world
  • Hybrid work environment - Ability to work from a local office (if we have one) or remote depending on location. Take an in-person meeting when it's more efficient, and skip the commute when it's not needed.

*Note that, pursuant to the Company's COVID-19 mitigation protocols, individuals must be fully vaccinated upon commencing employment, subject to legally required exemptions.

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More Information on Apto Payments
Apto Payments operates in the Financial Services industry. The company is located in San Francisco, CA. Apto Payments was founded in 2014. It has 75 total employees. To see all 8 open jobs at Apto Payments, click here.
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