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Let’s Do Epic Shit Together

2 Jun 2021
5 Aug 2021
3 minutes

I am now actively looking for found my next challenge 🎉: a place I’ll be able to call home for many years to come. If you think you have a role for me, here is a cheat sheet for you to evaluate if I could be a great fit.

I want

  • a developer relations leadership role: open to discuss IC roles if the challenge is uber-awesome;
  • a real challenge: I get bored easily so I cannot be just another resource to do more of the same;
  • certain freedom: I can’t deal with micromanagement;
  • trust: you hired me for a reason;
  • diversification of the role: focus on writing content only is a technical writer job;
  • enough people within -7 to -1 UTC (currently Daylight Savings, otherwise -8 to -2 UTC),  so I don’t feel alone most of the day;
  • a work-life balance: I love my job, but I’m not a workaholic.

I am

  • extrovert, passionate, outspoken, colorful, bold and I tweet a lot: it’s part of the package deal;
  • experienced: 20 years in tech with 10 in developer relations;
  • pragmatic, but I have a preference for anything open source;
  • not cheap: I am at a Bay Area director/principal level base salary-wise;
  • working remotely for the last 10 years: this won’t change now;
  • more than happy to work with a product or technologies I don’t know: I actually love that;
  • really good at public speaking, making videos and creating real connections with developers.

I won’t

  • relocate anywhere in North America, but open to everywhere else with proper support;
  • be able to work for you remotely unless you have a Canadian entity or use a Professional Employer Organization (it’s easy & cheaper than the former, here’s why);
  • work at a startup which doesn’t have at least a Series A;
  • have goals that are too close to a dollar sign: developer relations is not sales or presales;
  • have a technical focus on native mobile development (or Ionic framework) or any low-level programming languages;
  • work for companies that do not align with my values:
    • any Facebook-owned companies (you know why);
    • anything cryptocurrency related (why);
    • Amazon (why);
    • Basecamp (why);
    • Coinbase (why);
    • New Relic (why);
    • Replit (why);
    • Stripe (multiple instances of rescinded signed offers);
    • Uber (I’ll write about how they screwed me up one day).
  • work with people who do not like cats 🤣

You can check my resume (PDF) or my LinkedIn profile. You can also find a lot of what I’ve done in this article, and also a list of past talks (169 talks in 22 countries). If you still think I would be a good fit for your team or company, ping me.

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