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Cool job @ Yahoo!

According to Jeremy, Yahoo! are looking for a “Technical Evangelist” for their developer network

Here’s the details:

Technical Evangelist,Platform 5+ yrs industry exp
Job No. RX1000008474
Location US – Sunnyvale

Technical Evangelist, Y! Developer Network

Come help us build the next great Internet platform! The Yahoo! Platform team is looking for a Technical Evangelist to support the Yahoo! Developer Network, which assists third-party developers with the creation of software applications that integrate with Yahoo! via Web services. In this role you will serve as front-line support for developers online (via email, message boards, etc.) as well as assisting with the launch of new Web services products as they become available. You should have terrific communication skills, a passion for helping developers overcome blockages, the ability to code in at least two of the languages we support (Java, PHP, C#, VB .NET, Perl, Python, JavaScript) and have a good understanding of integration technologies including SOAP, REST, XPath, HTTP, and so forth. In addition to supporting developers directly, you will also serve in the role of evangelist, taking the message of Yahoo! Web services out to the broader developer community and supporting developers proactively. This can include speaking at conferences and user groups, writing articles, writing or assisting with documentation, and so forth. You should have 3-5 years in a technical role (such as developer, developer technical support, evangelism, technical documentation, sales engineering, etc.). A BS in Computer Science is helpful but not necessary.

(you can’t deep link into Yahoo!’s career site because it’s session based, but you find the link to this job via the ref number via their site frontpage or see Jeffrey McManus’s blog)

This looks like a pretty cool job. Being part of a big company’s developer network is cool in itself. Being given full reign to evangelise about it to your peers, speak at conferences about it, co-ordinate a community of fellow developers etc — that’s a mind blowing oppotunity. As Jeremy says “if you’ve ever wanted to get in on the ground floor of something big, now’s your chance”.

I’ve always thought Yahoo! would be a cool place to work, which is why I previously tipped their “Web Services” department job advert, which obviously was alluding to their then-unreleased developer network.

If you’re in California, or interesting in working there, check it out…

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  1. how amazing

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