Google Developer Advocate, Firebase and Games in Mountain View, California

Note: By applying to this position your application is automatically submitted to the following locations: San Francisco, CA, USA; Boulder, CO, USA; Mountain View, CA, USA; New York, NY, USA

The Developer Relations organization helps keep us connected to the communities that love technology as much as we do. Our focus is on supporting third party developers who build applications and businesses on Google's platforms. Developer Advocates act as passionate advocates for Google technologies, and are vocal champions for developer interests within Google. This is a position for engineers who love connecting with developers and speaking publicly about cutting-edge technologies on conference panels, at user groups, on blogs and with the press. You also communicate internally with Product Managers. Chrome, Android, App Engine, HTML5, as well as our core G Suite and Ads APIs, are just some of the platforms you promote and support. Your work fosters a community of developers working with Google technologies and helps to drive strategy around Developer Relations.

Firebase is Google's mobile development platform, designed to help teams build better apps and grow successful businesses. This includes everything from Cloud Firestore (our NoSQL database in the cloud) to Performance Monitoring and Crashlytics, to a nice suite of Analytics, A/B testing, and Machine Learning tools.

Developer Relations is Google's conduit to the world and specifically to the developer community. Our goal is to teach and inform outside developers about the tools and services Google has available and help them be successful creating businesses built on top of them. Just as important, you are the voice of the developer community within Google, and are vocal champions for their interests.

Google is and always will be an engineering company. We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who are ready to take on some of technology's greatest challenges and make an impact on millions, if not billions, of users. At Google, engineers not only revolutionize search, they routinely work on massive scalability and storage solutions, large-scale applications and entirely new platforms for developers around the world. From AdWords to Chrome, Android to YouTube, Social to Local, Google engineers are changing the world one technological achievement after another.

Responsibilities
  • Attend conferences, give live presentations, and interact directly with developers.
  • Create screencasts for the Firebase YouTube channel.
  • Write blog posts and sample code to help better demonstrate certain features and help developers understand some thorny issue.
  • Help third party sites create better tutorials for potential Firebase developers.
  • Try out new APIs that the team has developed and provide feedback on them.
Qualifications

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • 2 years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience in one or more of the following languages: Unity/C#, C++, Java, Lua, Swift.
  • Experience with public speaking.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience as a game developer, either independently or as part of a larger team.
  • Experience engaging with developer communities and creating scalable developer content such as screencasts or blog posts.
  • Familiarity with common game development platforms like Unity, Cocos2d-x, or Unreal Engine.

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