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Developer Advocate

Directus is looking for an outgoing and highly motivated person to grow and enrich our developer community worldwide and to foster communication between those community members and our core engineering team. This position requires a strong technical background and outstanding communication skills.

Your primary role will be creating and executing the Directus developer engagement strategy, including educating and empowering our community through tutorials, documentation, hackathons, speaking engagements, and support responses. 

This is a bipartisan role. You will represent Directus within the public space, championing our platform and providing relevant resources, and you will also represent our Community. As their ambassador, you will identify opportunities to improve our platform and present that insight to our Engineering team.

Skills and Qualifications

  • 4+ years of developer relations or advocacy experience
  • Confident and comfortable presenting to both large and small audiences
  • Ability to distill complex technical concepts into something simple and intuitive
  • Energetic and self-motivated, you are excited to champion a young but vast developer community
  • Experienced with JavaScript, APIs, SQL, data architecture, and Cloud concepts
  • Open and empathetic communication, both written and verbal (English)
  • Comfortable multitasking in a fast-paced startup environment
  • Experience maintaining and/or supporting open-source projects


While officially headquartered in NYC, all our staff is decentralized by design. Our global team has been efficiently working remotely for over a decade, coming together each day via internal chats and telepresence. As long as you have a webcam and a fast/reliable internet connection, you're all set!

About Directus

Directus is a venture-backed open-source data platform with a passionate community and millions of users worldwide. Modern and completely modular, our core product is comprised of a dynamic API (REST and GraphQL) for developers, and an intuitive no-code App for non-technical users. With the ability to be installed on top of any new or existing SQL database, Directus instantly provides end-to-end data democratization through its feature-rich toolkit.

We're obsessed with meticulously honing the perfect data platform. Our product-led growth strategy keeps us focused on creating a premium offering, prioritizing innovative solutions over feature bloat, and code quality over technical debt.

Our team and ecosystem are growing at a rapid pace, but we still enjoy the benefits of being a smaller, more "tactical" team. Our organization is intentionally flat, with everyone wearing a few hats, and working with relative autonomy. If you're hands-on, excited about open-source software, and self-motivated... let's chat!


Directus is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We're committed to building a diverse team of talented individuals who bring different perspectives to the company, and who feel a sense of inclusion and belonging when they join our team.

We would love to hear from you, even if you're unsure about some of the position details above. Feel free to reach out with questions, or apply using the form below.

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