Tech

Developer Relations Manager

Amsterdam, North Holland
Work Type: Volunteer
SheSharp is a non-profit organisation based in The Netherlands, dedicated to making it easier for women and non-binary people to enter, stay, and grow in the Tech industry. SheSharp was founded 8 years ago, and is run by a team of part-time volunteers and funded through donations. We provide a community-based platform for women and non-binary people to explore their career interests and be amplified; we hold in-person and online events, manage a growing online community, run career development programs, promote our community members, and offer scholarships towards learning.
At SheSharp, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse community that celebrates the unique perspectives and backgrounds of all individuals. We value intersectionality, understanding that each person's lived experiences are shaped by the intersections of their race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, ability, religion, and other facets of their identity. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply, as we believe that diverse teams drive innovation and success.

Our Values:

  1. Exploration over status quo
    1. It’s better to fail over not trying
    2. Aim to be curious about new topics and subjects
  2. Quality (of events and programs) over quantity
  3. We prioritise benefits to community over sponsors and partners
  4. Long term thinking and sustainability over short term gains
    1. Be data-informed in prioritising our projects and initiatives to avoid bias
  5. Humans over objectives
    1. Being realistic about our capacity over trying to do a lot
    2. Aiming to understand over assume
    3. Lift as you climb (support one another)
    4. Approach from an empathetic perspective
    5. Assume positive intent
Our code of conduct: https://www.shesharp.co/code-of-conduct

The Role

We are seeking someone to be our new Developer Relations (Technical Initiatives) Manager. This is a newly created role designed to help us better support the developers in our community. The person in this role will likely have experience as an engineer or developer, as they will be responsible for partnering with our Events and Program directors to co-design and run initiatives for developers and people in technical roles. This person will also own our more technical events, such as our Hackathon and coding workshops. As a key responsibility of this role will be to represent the needs of our developer community members, they will ideally be knowledgeable about industry trends and be willing to connect and talk with our community members. There is an opportunity for this role to evolve over time, depending on the person’s interests and the organization’s needs. Due to the nature of this role, we are prioritising Netherlands-based applicants.

Base responsibilities:
  • Attending weekly team meetings (primarily online, occasionally in-person in Amsterdam)
  • Attending our events (not mandatory for all, but ideally the majority)
  • Owning and designing technical events e.g. Hackathon
  • Advising or co-designing non-technical events e.g. speaker events
    • i.e. discussing technical topics with companies, vetting speakers
  • Advising or co-designing programs e.g. mentorship program
Who you are:
  • You have a keen interest in making the tech industry a more diverse and welcoming place
  • You are based in The Netherlands
  • You are or have recently worked as a developer or software-related engineer.
  • [Nice to have] You have some experience organising Tech events.
Above all, we are looking for someone who is aligned with our mission and enjoys collaborating with a team. Due to the unpredictable nature of how we work, we believe that someone who is comfortable with ambiguity, is organised, and can work independently and autonomously, will be most successful in this role. We would love for them to propose ideas for the team and challenge us on our perspectives, and we will do our best to create an environment where that is possible. No prior events or program experience is needed.

What to Expect

During Hiring Process
  • You should receive an acknowledgment of your application by email
  • We will respond to invite you for an interview with the whole team
  • If you are invited to interview, it will be an informal 30-60 minute chat with the team to get to know you better and your motivation for the role
  • We will follow up within a week of the interview to offer you the position or not
When You Start
To give you an idea of what you can expect in your first few months, we offer the following support:
  • A six week probation period (for you to be sure about us, as much as us about you!)
  • An onboarding guide with a list of to-dos for the first month
  • An initial list of starter projects
  • Access to our Notion (information database)
  • A dedicated buddy to provide weekly check-ins and support
  • An introduction to our community on our Slack and social accounts
  • Your name and photo on our website
  • SheSharp email address

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