Amazon Cognito Developer Advocate
- Kawasaki, Japan
Note: Location for this role is flexible within the USA
Are you interested in an unique opportunity to be the customer advocate for an Amazon service that scales to hundreds of millions of users, provides a mission critical service, and speaks to developers and IT professionals alike? Amazon Cognito is looking for a talented Developer Advocate, passionate about identity and security, to contribute to the product definition for the next iteration of the service, define the customer engagement strategy and guide developers and enterprises as they implement their customer identity architectures in Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud.
In this role, you will: use your passion and ingenuity to foster a vibrant community of developers, technologists, and industry opinion makers; work with the product team to ensure customer feedback is captured in the service roadmap; and improve the quality of the technical content available to Cognito customers.
If you are passionate about the security domain, enjoy speaking to developers integrating authentication solutions and guiding large companies as they navigate complex identity landscapes, and are comfortable focusing on deep technical topics while contributing to high level product strategy this job is for you!
Your responsibilities will include:
• Participate as a speaker at meetups, technology conferences, or trade shows
• Maintaining a strong and credible presence in social media channels
• Delivering compelling and comprehensive technical content, such as white papers, tutorials and code samples for Cognito technical documentation
• Working with AWS solution architects to share best practices, build reference architectures and product demos during presales support
• Collaborating with the product team to define product roadmap, market positioning, and developer program initiatives
AWS has the most services and more features within those services, than any other cloud provider-from infrastructure technologies like compute, storage, and databases-to emerging technologies, such as machine learning and artificial intelligence, data lakes and analytics, and Internet of Things. Whether its Identity features such as access management and sign on, cryptography, console, builder & developer tools, and even projects like automating all of our contractual billing systems, AWS Platform is always innovating with the customer in mind. The AWS Platform team sustains over 750 million transactions per second.
Our team also puts a high value on work-life balance. Striking a healthy balance between your personal and professional life is crucial to your happiness and success here, which is why we aren't focused on how many hours you spend at work or online. Instead, we're happy to offer a flexible schedule so you can have a more productive and well-balanced life-both in and outside of work.
We have a formal mentor search application that lets you find a mentor that works best for you based on location, job family, job level etc. Your manager can also help you find a mentor or two, because two is better than one. In addition to formal mentors, we work and train together so that we are always learning from one another, and we celebrate and support the career progression of our team members.
Here at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have ten employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and we host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Amazon's culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 14 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.
The successful candidate has:
• 5+ years in a technical, product management, or evangelism/developer advocacy role or equivalent technology experience
• A willingness to travel and the ability to work autonomously
• Superior oral and written communication skills, including public speaking
• Fluency in at least one language supported by AWS SDKs
• Experience building a developer community
• Demonstrated experience on helping customers as an architect and guide
• BS degree or higher in computer science, engineering, or a related discipline
• Hands on experience with identity platforms
• Experience with presenting with authority at large conferences
• Fluency with a high level language like Java, .Net, or Python
• Demonstrable following in social and technical channels such as Twitter or GitHub
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