NEAR's purpose is to enable community-driven innovation to benefit people around the world and its mission is to accelerate the adoption of Open Technologies. The NEAR platform, which launched in 2020, provides a decentralized application platform that is secure enough to manage high value assets like money or identity and performant enough to make them useful for everyday people, putting the power of Open Finance and the Open Web in their hands.
Help establish the NEAR Foundation among developers as the most accessible, high calibre source for grants in Web3
Build close relationships with developers across different geographies, identities, and experience levels
Screen incoming grant applications for technical fit on NEAR, providing recommendations to applicants as needed
Liaise with dev teams within NEAR Collective to stay on top of the latest tech developments
Support grant applicants through screening → launch → growth stages by connecting them with relevant teams at NEAR and projects within the broader NEAR ecosystem
Work with the Education team to promote educational grant opportunities, facilitate workshops, and support hackathons
Demonstrated experience in developer advocacy/evangelism and education
Passion for democratising access to Open Technologies through Web3 accessibility in underserved communities
Community focus and open-source mindset
Experience working with online and in-person developer communities
High emotional intelligence and collaborative spirit
We'd Love If You Have
Previous or continued involvement in open source communities, especially with students
Familiarity with other crypto or blockchain technologies
Experience building out operational processes within a startup
Working at NEAR
Roles are posted to this portal on behalf of the companies that make up the NEAR Collective and are typically located anywhere in the world because most of the companies are fully remote. Some hubs are located in Switzerland, Germany, Russia, the US and China. Regardless of where you work, this is a high performance culture that values ownership, execution and professionalism but pairs it with curiosity and experimentation. The vision is big but the right team is behind it.
About The Role
NEAR Protocol is a developer-first blockchain that emphasizes convenience and speed of development on the NEAR Platform while minimizing the entrance barrier for developers coming from the blockchain ecosystem, as well as regular web and mobile development space.
As the Developer Marketing Manager, your focus is to inspire developers to build on the NEAR Platform. You’ll promote the NEAR Developer Platform brand externally, scoping and executing on go-to-market strategies for programs and campaigns that bring external developers to the platform. You will drive participation across the developer community and encourage the adoption of prioritized use cases. You will be responsible for creating the developer marketing strategy, work on outreach channels of social media, content marketing, email campaigns and blogs. You’ll create developer rewards programs and grow our developer community via sponsored events and meetups.
ECOSYSTEM-FIRST: always put the health and success of the ecosystem above any individual's interest
OPENNESS: operate transparently and consistently share knowledge to build open communities
PRAGMATISM OVER PERFECTION: find the right solution not the ideal solution and beat dogmatism by openly considering all ideas
MAKE IT FEEL SIMPLE: strive to make the complex feel simple so the technology is accessible to all
GROW CONSTANTLY: learn, improve and fail productively so the project and community are always becoming more effective
NEAR is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. NEAR is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please let your recruiter know during the interview process.