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ActiveState Software

Dev/Evangelist at ActiveState Software

Vancouver, Canada 🇨🇦   (Posted Jan 6 2017)
About the company
ActiveState, the Open Source Languages Company, believes that enterprises gain a competitive advantage when they are able to quickly create, deploy, and efficiently manage software solutions that immediately create business value, but they face many challenges that prevent them from doing so. The Company is uniquely positioned to help address these challenges through our experience with enterprises, people and technology.

Founded in 1997, ActiveState is a global leader providing software application development and management solutions. The Company’s products include the ActivePerl®, ActivePython®, and ActiveTcl® dynamic language distributions, as well as the popular Komodo Edit® and Komodo IDE®. ActiveState is expanding their distribution offering to include ActiveGo™, ActiveRuby™, ActiveNode™, and ActiveLua™. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, ActiveState is trusted by customers and partners worldwide, across many industries including telecommunications, aerospace, software, and financial services.

ActiveState is proven for the enterprise: More than two million developers and 97% of Fortune-1000 companies use ActiveState's end-to-end solutions to develop, distribute, and manage their software applications. Global customers like Bank of America, CA, Cisco, HP, Lockheed Martin and Siemens trust ActiveState to save time, save money, minimize risk, ensure compliance, and reduce time to market.

Job position
Permanent - Remote work possible

Job description
Reporting to the Director of Engineering, this is both a “developer” and an “evangelist” position: we are looking for a developer who can speak to other developers and both communicate the value of our language distros and understand and advocate for enterprise developer needs as a member of the ActiveState Languages Team.

Our open source languages currently include ActivePerl, ActivePython and ActiveTcl, with ActiveGo, ActiveRuby, ActiveNode and ActiveLua to be added in 2017.

The successful candidate is passionate about open source and unyielding in their commitment to seeing ActiveState’s language distributions succeed in enterprise markets. The Developer/Evangelist can be based at ActiveState’s headquarters in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, or work remotely.

Are you the next ActiveState Developer/Evangelist? You are hungry to build buzz. You are passionate about open source languages and how they can transform the modern enterprise. You write well and can craft compelling messaging. You are a first-rate communicator, comfortable engaging all audiences (in-person and online), especially highly-technical ones and/or media. You network well. You think and execute strategically. You are skilled at evangelizing your ideas both internally and externally, and are capable of turning on a dime. You are a seasoned road warrior, and think fast on your feet.

Skills & requirements
Acts as the public face and technology domain expert for ActiveState’s open source languages

Works with the other developers on the Languages Team to improve and extend ActiveState’s universal build system.

Identifies speaking opportunities, responds to CFPs, and speaks at industry events and meetings

Seeks out opportunities—whether in person or online—to evangelize ActiveState’s open source languages, promoting company and product strengths with influencer communities and industry press through technical product demos, conference participation, writing, blogging, webinars, videocasts/podcasts, and more.

Is a thought leader in open source adoption, and pens frequent blog posts and bylines

Builds relationships with key customer, partner, and media influencers

Work with Marketing on open source languages social-media efforts

Collaborates with marketing, product management, and executive leadership on product strategy, roadmaps

Required Skills / Experience:

BA/BS in computer science or engineering

6+ years industry experience working in open source languages and/or high-tech software

Development experience in one or more of the following: Perl, Python, Tcl, Go, Ruby/Rails, Node.js, Lua

Technical evangelism, technical media, and business development experience preferred

Experience writing/blogging for high-tech industry trade media

Public speaking: Industry event “featured speaker” experience preferred

Willing to travel—Must be able to travel unrestricted in North America

Self-starter, high-energy, with ability to execute on technical and business objectives

Ability to multi-task, change priorities rapidly and work under pressure

Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills

A fun and positive attitude, and a great sense of humor

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