Developer Advocate/Evangelist at Contrast Security () (allows remote)

Developer Advocate/Evangelist at Contrast Security () (allows remote)

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Type: Full Time
Created: 2021-04-08 05:00:17

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Contrast Security named to Inc.'s “Best Workplaces of 2020”Contrast Security is the world’s leading provider of security technology that enables software applications to protect themselves against cyberattacks, heralding the new era of self-protecting software. Contrast's patented deep security instrumentation is the breakthrough technology that enables highly accurate assessment and always-on protection of an entire application portfolio, without disruptive scanning or expensive security experts. Only Contrast has sensors that work actively inside applications to uncover vulnerabilities, prevent data breaches, and secure the entire enterprise from development, to operations, to production.At Contrast, we pride ourselves on being the best, and being the best requires hiring the best. About the PositionWe are looking for a Developer Advocate/Evangelist to join our Global Product Management team and lead our inbound and outbound strategy targeting our software developer audience. As a developer evangelist, you will be acting as a translator who can explain technology to different audiences and find the value story in a technical message. You will be walking in the developers' shoes, advocating for their point of view inside our company, and helping us refine our product strategy to better serve their needs.The ideal candidate has experience developing applications, especially cloud-native ones, has operated in a DevSec environment, and has broad familiarity with modern developer practices and tooling. At Contrast, you will find an environment where innovation and success come from creative collaboration. For those who meet these standards, there is no better place to work than Contrast Security.This position is US-based but can be permanently 100% remote if not near an office location once reopened.


    • Develop a deep understanding of the market landscape and the developer persona to identify critical areas of competitive differentiation and market disruption
    • Collaborate with customers, sales, engineering, designers, and other product managers to envision delightful experiences for software developers
    • Interact with developers online on the relevant public forums to help promote Contrast and secure code practices.
    • Publish technical blog posts, tutorials, technical white papers, and deployment guides to support external developers and improve their developer experience
    • Run and teach workshops
    • Build cool projects as code examples that increase developer awareness and the platform reach
    • Influence the Product Development and R&D teams while helping them better understand what to build and why

About You

    • B.A./B.S. degree or equivalent work experience
    • At least 5 years of experience in software development and developer advocacy
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with demonstrable ability to present complex technical concepts in simple and engaging ways to technical audiences
    • A strong interest in blogging/ writing/ presenting and becoming a technical thought leader in the industry
    • Experience working with various programming languages (Java, PHP, .NET, Ruby, Javascript, Python, GoLang, ...), technologies (IaaS / PaaS / Cloud / Containers / Serverless) and methodologies (DevOps, DevSecOps)
    • Experience in secure code practices is a plus

What We Offer

    • Competitive compensation
    • Daily in-office team lunches (when offices are open)
    • Meaningful stock plans
    • Medical, dental, and vision benefits
    • Flexible paid time off
We are changing the world of software security. Do it with us. We believe in what we do and are passionate about helping our customers secure their business.If you’re looking for a challenge and want to enjoy where you work, you’ll love Contrast Security.Contrast Security is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Contrast Security is an equal opportunity employer and our team is comprised of individuals from many diverse backgrounds, lifestyles, and locations.By submitting your application, you are providing Personal Information about yourself (cover letter, resume, email address, etc.) and hereby give your consent for Contrast Security, Inc. and/or our HR-related Service Providers, to use this information for the purpose of processing, evaluating and responding to your application for current and future career opportunities. If you are a resident of the European Economic Area or are applying for a position in the European Economic Area, Contrast’s Privacy Statement reflects our policies around compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and your rights respective to GDPR as a California resident, you are entitled to certain rights under CCPA: The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) will go into effect on January 1, 2020. Under CCPA, businesses must be overtly transparent about the personal information they collect, use, and store on California residents. CCPA also gives employees, applicants, independent contractors, emergency contacts and dependents (“CA Employee”) new rights to privacy.