Developer Advocate
Meilisearch

Meilisearch

Developer Advocate

L'entreprise

Meilisearch

Meilisearch

  • Logiciels, SaaS / Cloud Services
  • Entre 15 et 50 salariés

Le poste

Developer Advocate

Who are they?

MeiliSearch’s mission is to create a best-in-class search experience for every website and application. They are building a blazingly fast and ultra-relevant search engine made in Rust that allows their partners to have a powerful search engine without configuration. Features such as typo-tolerance, filters, and synonyms are provided out-of-the-box.

They are fully open source: they strongly believe the best way to realize our vision is to leverage the open source community’s power. They already have many integrations and SDKs to allow any developer to try MeiliSearch in their environment quickly. They have a vibrant connection with their community of early adopters and builders. They are in contact every day and eagerly listen to feedback from our contributors.

They raised a €1.5m pre-seed round in May 2020, and are backed by 3 of the best investors in Europe: LocalGlobe, Seedcamp & Kima Ventures. They have already partnered with industry heavyweights like Louis Vuitton and Platform.sh.

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Job description

About the company

Meilisearch’s mission is to create a best-in-class search experience for every website and application. We are building a blazingly fast and ultra-relevant search engine made in Rust that allows our partners to have a powerful search engine without initial configuration. Features such as typo-tolerance, filters, and synonyms are provided out-of-the-box.

We are fully open source: we strongly believe the best way to realize our vision is to leverage the open source community's power. We already have many integrations and SDKs to allow any developer to try Meilisearch in their environment quickly. We have a vibrant connection with our community of early adopters and builders. We are in contact every day and eagerly listen to feedback from our contributors.

We completed a $15 million round of funding in September 2022, and are backed by 6 leading international investors Felicis VenturesCRVLocalGlobe, Mango Capital, Seedcamp, and Vercel CEO Guillermo Rauch. We have already partnered with industry heavyweights like Louis Vuitton and Platform.sh.

We are a team of 26 passionate people, and our project is growing fast (+10K GitHub stars in 12 months). To raise awareness around Meilisearch and deliver the best possible experience to our community, we are looking for a Developer Advocate.

About the Developer Relations Team

The team is composed today of Ferdinand, Carolina, Oluwaseyi and Luna.

Their overall responsibility is to ensure the projects of the company are widely known and used by developers, as well as to foster and nurture a welcoming open-source community that encourages developer success.

An important part of their mission is to be the bridge between our users and all relevant teams at Meilisearch; they provide feedback from our users to teams internally, and make sure they’re addressed, as well as keep our users updated about evolutions and future projects.

What you'll be doing

As a Developer Advocate, you role is to bring support and to be an inspiration for developers who want to use Meilisearch. You will create and distribute educational technical content for our users, and ensure the feedback of the community is addressed by our teams internally. You will also take part in empowering technical teams to become more visible. 

Your role will include:

👉 Creating technical material to help users understand and realize the value of Meilisearch:

- Enabling user success by building and/or communicating about relevant tools or code projects,

- Building attractive search experience demos,

- Writing efficient tutorials that help users get started and relate to their use case.

👉 Representing Meilisearch at events:

- Identifying relevant events for Meilisearch and organizing our participation (meetups, conferences, hackathons, workshops, etc.),

- Participating in these events as a speaker, mentor, or sponsor,

👉 Being an internal advocate for Developer Relations

- Educating other teams at Meilisearch about DevRel best practices,

- Supporting and coordinating actions taken towards technical visibility outside of the DevRel team.

As part of the Developer Relations team, your role will also include:

👉 Listening to users and the broader community, understanding pain points and opportunities, and delivering feedback to the engineering and product teams to improve the developer experience

👉 Keeping yourself and your team up to date regarding best practices in Developer Relations: industry trends, content creation, event organization, communication with the community...

Our ideal profile

Our ideal profile identifies as a teacher & a learner, a builder and a doer, a mentor and a communicator. Your fit with our team is as important to us as your technical background, if not more so.

We are looking for someone with these important soft skills:

  • Outstanding communication skills (written & oral). You enjoy teaching others through different modes of communication (e.g., writing, video).
  • Empathy, judgment and tact. You can talk with developers, understand their problems and answer accordingly.
  • Strong organizational skills. You can plan, manage your time and communicate to deliver projects.
  • Team player. You enjoy working across teams.
  • Humility and will to continuously learn. You take experimentation seriously.
  • Enthusiastic. You get a buzz from helping people.
  • Hard skills - must have:

  • 4+ years of experience as a software engineer. You know how to write and ship code.
  • Fluent English oral & written. Your voice can reach the broadest audience.
  • Hard skills - nice to have:

  • Native in English
  • Experience working on open source projects. You understand that collaboration is critical in the open-source ecosystem.
  • 1-2 years of technical consulting or in a community engagement capacity
  • Experience in building community across some of the following channels: Twitter, YouTube, Twitch, Discord, blogs, meetups…
  • Experience giving talks and creating technical content
  • Experience working with and building third-party developer tools such as APIs, SDKs, and client libraries
  • Strong social media presence
  • Recruitment process

  • Please send us your resume and a quick note of why you might be a good fit for this job. Don't hesitate to look at our LinkedIn page and our Meet the Team page.
  • Screening interview (30min): if your profile fits, you will be contacted for a screening call to briefly chat about your background and motivations, and confirm your availability and salary expectations -> 30min. If it doesn't fit, you will get an email from us.
  • HR/culture fit interview (1h): you will meet with Morgane, HR Manager, and Carolina, Developer Advocate, to speak about your experience, skillset and to assess your culture fit with Meilisearch.
  • Hiring Manager Interview (1h): you will meet Ferdinand, Head of Developer Relations, and Thomas, one of our co-founders. They will assess your technical fit with the role and ask you questions about your way of working.
  • Technical Assessment (2 weeks) + debrief (30 min to 1h): we will ask you to complete a technical assignment within 2 weeks and will schedule a 30/45 min debrief with Ferdinand.
  • In the same time our HR Manager will conduct a reference check with 2 people of your choosing, who you are working with or have worked with the past.
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