Head of Developer Relations

at Ava Labs
Published January 31, 2023
Location Brooklyn, NY
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Job Type Full-time  


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Want to be a part of the fastest-growing blockchain company? Ava Labs makes it simple to launch applications using Avalanche, the fastest and most scalable smart contract platform.Founded by the creators of Avalanche, Ava Labs strives to digitize every asset in the world. In addition to building Avalanche and other tools to support the ecosystem, we offer expertise to ensure that all individuals and organizations can seamlessly use Avalanche and its vibrant app ecosystem. Join us as we empower people to easily and freely digitize all the world's assets on one open, programmable blockchain platform

We are looking for a talented and passionate leader to take ownership of and drive the Developer Relations effort for Avalanche's global developer community. This is an ideal position for a knowledgeable and congenial leader who is interested in being a global brand ambassador while contributing to technical development and thought leadership in the blockchain space.


* Build and lead a world-class DevRel team tasked with the growth of Avalanche's global developer base. This includes working closely with the Ava Labs recruiting team to rapidly scale the DevRel team in support of Avalanche's global expansion.
* Architect and implement a developer experience that sets Ava Labs apart as a team that understands the needs of the Avalanche developer community and consistently delivers against those expectations, complete with tooling and process. Includes processes to solicit and then respond to dev feedback more effectively.
* Design and lead the creation of a learning stack / educational curriculum, delivered through best-in-class digital tools, that serves developer needs at all levels of proficiency, from novice to expert.
* Serve as a lead evangelist of Avalanche technology and act as the principal liaison between builder communities and internal Product/Engineering teams
* Partner with peers in marketing and business development to onboard new developers and nurture promising teams through novel IRL and virtual events e.g. meetups, hacker houses, hackathons and incubation programs. This includes designing and optimizing the developer support function for all IRL events.
* Build and nurture relationships with prominent blockchain communities and student organizations in key markets.
* Identify and address gaps in DevRel and determine resources required to scale rapidly the technical community, including content, service, engagement, grants/funding and so on
* Collaborate with a Head of Community and a globally distributed team of Community Managers to optimize developer engagement in their regions (email, marketing, events, and so on).


* Bachelor's degree in a technical discipline or related field
* 5+ years of experience as a developer
* Hands-on experience building blockchain applications, tooling or platform components
* 3+ years leading globally experienced teams in a technical function
* Prior experience collaborating with open source contributors and external teams/partners
* Deep technical knowledge of layer 1 blockchain networks
* Strong understanding of Avalanche network fundamentals (white papers)
* Public speaking and "boots on the ground" community engagement experience
* Strong knowledge of the developer products and tooling market in web3
* Expert level understanding of Git and/or other open source tools
* Ability to read and write Javascript and/or Typescript at a proficient level
* High levels of proficiency in smart contract development, and Solidity in particular
* Experience working with distributed backend systems built in Go or similar languages
* Ability to travel globally for conferences and regional hackathons
* Experience writing documentation and/or producing content is a nice to have
* A like for public speaking with experience hosting workshops and/or teaching
* Ability to travel globally for conferences and regional hackathons

Salary Range: $166,000.00 - $228,400.00 (This is not a guarantee of compensation or salary, a final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location.)

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Looking to join a world-class blockchain development team? If you've ever thought about joining an early stage Web3 company - this is it! We're a global, world-class team of experts in computer science, economics, finance, marketing, and law with offices in New York City and Miami. We're highly passionate about Web3 and redefining the way people build and use finance and decentralized applications of all kinds. The company received early-stage funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Initialized Capital, and Polychain Capital, with angel investments from Balaji Srinivasan and Naval Ravikant. Join us and be a pioneer in a new technology that will have implications across a range of verticals such as finance, gaming, investing, collectibles, among many others.

Ava Labs is committed to diversity in the workplace and we're proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not hire on basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.