Senior Cloud Advocate

Last updated 3 days ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

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We are building the Developer Relations dream team in Microsoft engineering. Our global team is maniacal about making the world amazing for developers of all backgrounds. We're excited to support and contribute to open-source platforms, tools, and processes. We’re spreading awareness of Microsoft Clouds, Azure and Microsoft 365, and enabling developers to do what they love; write, code, and learn. This is the heart and soul of reinventing Microsoft’s relationship with developers. Sound exciting? This is your opportunity to join and be a key part of our mission! Learn more here: aka.ms/meettheteam

As a Cloud Developer Advocate focused on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), you’ll help create the best cloud platform for data scientists, machine learning engineers, and AI developers. You’ll help these communities understand how Azure’s platform can be used individually and together for data science, machine learning, and create new cognitive applications. You’ll be instrumental in building a large and vibrant community for AI on Azure and nurture great relationships with developers online, create amazing samples and content, and focus on winning the hearts and minds of our technical audiences at scale. 

Our primary mission is to help every developer and data scientist be successful with AI in the cloud. We do that by executing on three strategic priorities: create content, refine product, and grow community.

Responsibilities

Create Content

  • Write blog posts, videos, code samples, or anything to teach, inspire, and otherwise demonstrate how to develop, manage and scale AI applications on Azure using best practices
  • Create impactful customer centered stories that resonate well with the developer and/or data science community.
  • Support and contribute to open-source platforms, tools, and processes. 

Refine Product

  • Have a fundamental understanding of the AI space and be able to use that knowledge to help inform product priorities.
  • Have the ability to work and influence various internal stakeholders to understand product direction, marketing, and overall success metrics.
  • Have end to end scenarios in mind to test product assumptions and provide feedback when less than ideal customer journeys are encountered.

Grow Community

  • Understand the developer and/or data science community.
  • Create and/or grow communities with a shared passion for AI centered around common goals.
  • Support existing AI developer communities through speaking, blogging, and generally creating content.
  • Build relationships foster a healthy technical community and collect and prioritize product feedback and technical blockers with engineering. 

Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience of development experience 
  • Demonstrated experience in machine learning models and algorithms 
  • Solid communication skills - ability to be both a strong technical writer as well as a dynamic public speaker. 
  • Passion for helping developers connect people and communities through the cloud. 
  • A self-starter that can manage and prioritize initiatives that will make our developers and platform the most successful. 
  • Previous experience as a developer advocate, developer evangelist, or external developer-focused role. 
  • Proven experience working with 3rd party communities, social media and blogging

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