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Developer Advocate

For us, this year is all about growing SafeStack Academy and taking it to the world, so we can help more people bring security to their organisations.

We care about making cyber security easy to understand and navigate, and we’re looking for someone to help us grow our Secure Development programme community, and find and create better ways for us to support our learners.

Important note: our team works remotely and we don’t have a physical office. This doesn’t work for everyone, but if it matches what you’re looking for, read on.

About you

For this role:

  • You’re passionate about application security and software development. Bonus points if you’ve had experience working on development teams.
  • You’re empathetic to the people who develop systems, and you’re interested in the needs of all the different roles and people involved in the development team.
  • You’ll work with our team to develop content for our Secure Development programme, making sure all our messages and advice are relevant, easy to understand, and true to our values.
  • You’re flexible and able to adapt and respond to changing priorities or feedback from our learner community.
  • You’re keen to take part in our community events, including our monthly community seminars, our public webinars, and external conferences.
  • You’ll collaborate with other teams to design new platform features for our community, contribute to our marketing events and initiatives, and support our sales team in meetings and demos.
  • You’re driven by improvement, and you’re always thinking “how can we do this better?”. You share ideas and collaborate with the team to make these improvements happen.
  • You use data to inform your decisions and to help you understand and drive better engagement and satisfaction with our Secure Development programme.
  • You stay up to date on the latest industry trends and top-of-mind topics for our learner community.

In general:

  • You’re excited about working with a startup that has great potential and ambition.
  • You’re curious about new subjects, and you’re comfortable asking questions to get to the heart of a topic.
  • You’re a quick and resourceful learner who’s not afraid to try new things.
  • You’re a creative problem solver who is equally effective working collaboratively and independently. You invite and value feedback on your work.
  • You’re organised, have strong attention to detail, and are comfortable managing your own projects and priorities.
  • You’re hands-on, pragmatic, flexible, and happy to pitch in as needed.
  • You ask for help when you need it, or communicate when you’re stuck and just want to spend some time unsticking yourself. You’re okay with the team rallying behind you to help you find solutions, whether that’s by working on your own or with others.

Practical stuff

  • You have somewhere safe and suitable to work remotely from. A strong, reliable internet connection is essential.
  • You’re comfortable, independent, and effective when working remotely and you’re familiar with the tools and technologies that enable that (we use Slack and Google Workspace for most things). You can do this while still playing a role in our team culture.
  • You have the legal right to work in New Zealand or Australia and live somewhere in one of these beautiful countries.

About us

  • We’re 11 people spread across New Zealand and Australia.
  • We work remotely. We don’t have an office, which means we’ve adapted how we work to create culture and connection without a physical shared space. This takes effort and doesn’t work for everyone.
  • We’re a mix of security experts, developers, marketers, salespeople, designers, and product owners (often all in one person), and we work across roles and help each other out. Find out more about us here.
  • We’re growing fast and currently serve 57 organisations and over 6,000 learners.
  • It’s been less than 2 days since our last screw up. We’ll screw up again soon, but that’s okay because we believe in failure and blameless culture.
  • We’re happy to accommodate part-time or altered working patterns if you have important things in your life like a family or other commitments.
  • We pay well and offer an annual wellness allowance. We also have an employee share option programme.

Does this sound like you?

If you’ve read down to here and think this could be you, we’d love to talk. 

We especially welcome applicants who make us more diverse, whether that be through gender, religion, ethnic origin, age, physical ability, or any other factor we’ve forgotten to list.

How to apply

Send through your cover letter explaining why you’re interested in this role and working with us, along with your CV, to jobs@safestack.io.

We aren’t in a hurry here, so take your time. We’d rather have an empty seat than the wrong person in it.