Can you answer “yes” to all these questions?
- Are you looking for a new job?
- Would you like to work with me?
- Do you have programming skills, particularly with back-end .NET or Java?
- Can you write technical and marketing articles well?
- Can you deliver technical presentations to an audience well?
- Are you based in the U.S. or Canada?
- Can you work remotely with a global team?
Were you able to answer all the questions above with a definite “yes”? If so, you might be the very person we need to fill the role of Senior Developer Advocate at Auth0!
Remind me again — what does Auth0 do?
Every month, Auth0 processes 4.5 billion login transactions.
I’ll let this video — which is only 1 minute and 33 seconds long — explain in a little more detail:
Simply put, we are in the business of digital identity. In a heavily-networked world with processing power everywhere, knowing who every user is and what they’re allowed to do on a given system becomes fundamentally important.
This is a hybrid role
In this role, you would split your time between two major categories of activity:
- Developer relations: Actively reaching out to developers to educate them about identity in general and Auth0 in particular through speaking at events, appearing in videos and podcasts, creating tutorials and other training material, answering questions in forums, and generally being Auth0’s representative to the developer community and the developer community’s representative to Auth0.
- Developer content: Creating, curating, and editing content for developers (primarily written, but we’re expanding into audio, video, and whatever new medium comes up) on the Auth0 blog, which is in one of the top 1000 most-accessed sites on the internet.
You would be part of the Developer Marketing group, which in turn is part of the Marketing department.
What’s the team like?
This is a high-performance team that does publicly visible technical work for a high-profile unicorn (as in “privately held startup company with a valuation of $1 billion or more”). It means that each member not only has to excel individually, but also that we truly shine we we combine our skills to produce results. Even though we’re spread over Europe, North and South America, and Australia, we stay in close contact, communicate regularly, and deliver work consistently and reliably.
It’s also a high-trust team. We listen to each other, help each other out, hand out the high-fives freely when one of us succeeds, and the condolences and offers of assistance when one of us doesn’t. We have each other’s backs.
Simply put, it’s a “two beers and a puppy” team.
For each and every person on the team, I would answer “yes” to both these questions:
- Would I have two beers with this person?
- Would I allow this person to look after my puppy over a weekend?
What’s it like to work there?
It’s great. In spite of rapid growth over the past three years, we’ve taken great care to maintain their culture, philosophy and “feel”.
Auth0’s works hard at maintaining three key values:
- One team, one score: Yes, what each person accomplishes on their own is important, but the really big thing is when the entire team succeeds. We celebrate both. This isn’t a “not my circus; not my monkeys” kind of place.
- N + 1 > N: We’re always trying to get to n + 1 and make improvements — to ourselves, our teams, the way we do things, and the services we provide. This isn’t a place for passive bystanders.
- The final value is my personal favorite: We give a shit. these four words speak volumes about the work environment at Auth0, including the fact that we care deeply about the work we do and how we get it done, and that we’re not stiff and overly corporate. This isn’t a place for an IDGAF attitude.
As an employee, you’ll get good work equipment and swag…
…and we’ll cover some of the costs for improving your setup with their home office expense and reimbursement policy, which I used to upgrade to a standing desk and ergonomic chair:
- You’ll be paid well and get good benefits.
- There’s actual work-life balance.
- The vacation/paid time off policy is: no minimum or maximum number of vacation days, and you’re generally encouraged to take 3 weeks off per year in addition to holidays.
- You may want to research recent business news for recent announcements, say around the first few days of March, and factor it into your decision to join.
What’s the interview process like?
- My article, How I landed my job at Auth0, which is porbably the most applicable one — it’s how a landed a job very similar to the one that we’re hiring for.
- These two articles from the Auth0 blog:
Okay, I’m sold. How do I apply?
Drop me a line and let’s start a conversation!