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Work at Cord

London

Engineering

Developer Relations Manager

tl;dr: Cord — an API to make any product multi-player — is hiring their first Developer Relations Manager to grow their developer community. Come join our team of tech veterans, and shape how we tell our story to the world. We pay well and won’t burn you out.

What makes us different than many startups is that we’re building the tools for building the tools. All the best software is going real-time collaborative. That ship is currently sailing. While the future is here, it’s not evenly distributed. Many great software companies are struggling to make their products feel modern, real-time, and multiplayer. Turns out collaborative infrastructure is hard. Building robust, real-time, collaborative UI is a deep technical investment in itself.

Most of our customers specialise in something that isn’t real-time collaboration. They do surveys. Or knowledge management. Or legal document analysis and categorisation. These companies don’t have the time or the interest to build their own collaboration. So they come to us. In dozens of lines of code, they go from zero to one with things like real-time presence, chat threads with fully-baked reactions and threads, etc..

Practically every company we talk to has collaboration on their product roadmap. Practically none of the companies we talk to actually want to build it themselves if they can find a good solution. That’s us.

We’re a product team building great collaborative affordances for end-users and great APIs for SaaS product developers. That’s our niche.

We’ve worked hard to build an excellent product that’s integrated into many successful applications. We’re now looking to turn this initial traction into a diverse ecosystem of developers who are delighted by Cord’s APIs, SDKs, and UI components.

We’re looking for someone who is passionate about engaging with these developers every day to create this ecosystem. Our ideal candidate will be an interface between those developers and Cord’s products, engineering, and design teams.

This is an opportunity to join a team of talented ex-Google, Facebook engineers and product crafters.

The ideal person for this role wants to provide great content that educates our audience, inform our platform strategy, and be a part of our success.

The sorts of things we’d like from you

Your qualifications

Perks

At Cord, we believe in making sure our team has the tools they need to do their best work. That’s why we supply each new hire with a new laptop (Mac or PC, whatever you prefer) when they join. In addition to that, we set up everyone with a 27-inch, 4k monitor. In our office, we enjoy fully electric adjustable height desks (sit or stand). Because we want to be flexible as we grow, all our desks are on wheels. Need to work with someone? Just wheel your whole desk over. We also have free snacks delivered weekly to the office — fruit, chocolate biscuits, seaweed snacks — whatever the team wants.

We want a happy team, so we also make time for play in addition to the work. Every Thursday at 5pm we stop working and have a social catch up. This means free drinks, sometimes over board games at the office. Outside of work, we make sure people have the time to do what brings them joy, so we offer an official 26 holiday days per year, but no one keeps track of this and we don’t care how many days people take as long as they get good work done. We’re a high-trust, high-expectations company.

A Note About Culture

At Cord, we treat code review and mentorship of our team members as a first-class priority. Because of that, we expect our senior developers to support junior folks. We want to build a team of senior engineers who are exceptional technically as well as interpersonally. We value EQ, IQ, and pragmatism equally for our senior team members.

We don’t judge engineers by number of years of experience. It doesn’t matter if you don’t already speak idiomatic TypeScript. Some of our engineers have advanced degrees or PhDs. Some of us dropped out of university. For us, it’s not about on-paper credentials. We’re looking for someone who is eager to learn and excited to deliver a new product to the world. We’re much more concerned with your curiosity than how long you’ve been doing the job.

Building a strong, diverse team is hard, but it’s something we’re taking really seriously. At the moment, we’re a team of 16 who speak 5 different languages and hail from 6 different countries. We deeply value people who can bring more diversity to our team. At the root of our company culture are three things: pragmatism, technical excellence, and emotional intelligence. We value them equally. Our gender diversity is way better than the industry average at the moment, but we’re aiming for an even more diverse team.

If this sounds like an opportunity for you, send an email to hiring@cord.com with a link to your resume, and a bit about you.

Published

Apr 25th, 2022

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