The mission of the Cloud Developer Advocacy team is to win the hearts and minds of Developers and IT Operators to secure the future of the platform.   The Cloud Developer Advocacy team is first and foremost pivoted on enabling a healthy ecosystem for technical communities targeting Azure.   Each team maps to a set of Azure services and open source technologies relevant to that technical audience.   We will be opportunistic and hire for capability rather than by geography, we will still ensure we have great coverage in the United States and key WW geographies including London, Bangalore, Shanghai, and Tel Aviv.
As a Cloud Developer Advocate, you’ll be instrumental in building a large and vibrant community for Microsoft Azure.   You’ll build and nurture great relationships with developers online, create amazing samples and content and will be focused on winning the hearts and minds of our technical audiences at scale.
•      Create content, videos, and samples from beginner to best practices that demonstrates how to develop, deploy, manage, and scale Azure applications.
•      Champion relevant Azure products and services to your target community at conferences, meetups, coding bootcamps, online forums, Twitter, Stack Overflow, Hacker News, and more.
•      Scale your efforts by partnering with the Microsoft field and developers in community programs like Microsoft MVPs, Docker Captains, Oracle Java Champions, etc.
•      Build relationships with key influencers, foster a healthy technical community, and collect and prioritize product feedback and technical blockers with engineering.
•      Win the hearts and minds of developers by building and/or contributing to key OSS projects and building cool, useful, or productive apps.
•      Use data, experiments, and customer feedback to drive growth in your community.
Experience and skills
•      3+ years of software development experience building web, mobile and/or cloud applications.
•      Solid communication skills - ability to be both a strong technical writer as well as a dynamic public speaker.
•      Passion for helping developers connect people and communities through the cloud.
•      A self-starter that can manage and prioritize initiatives that will make our developers and platform the most successful.
•      Travel may be required depending on where local and national developer events are held.
•      Previous experience as a developer advocate, developer evangelist, or external developer-focused role.
•      Proven experience working with 3rd party communities, social media and blogging required.
•      A BS Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience required.
Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status, protected genetic information, political affiliation, or any other characteristics protected by local laws, regulations, or ordinances.