Hi Dropbox Developers! We're hiring a Platform Evangelist in our San Francisco office to help us attract, engage, and enable 3rd party developers like you to build with the Dropbox API.
T here are more details on the role below. If you have questions, feel free to ask them here. To apply and learn more, head to our job site.
As a Platform Evangelist, you’ll be part of a dynamic and growing team tasked with driving the technical excellence and scale of the Dropbox platform. In this role, you’ll build on your technical and interpersonal skills in a hybrid experience in both engineering and business contexts. You’ll be responsible for attracting, engaging, and enabling developers to integrate best-of-breed collaboration solutions with Dropbox. You’ll act as an authority on the Dropbox Platform, crafting best practice content and trainings for the community, while at the same time diligently advocating on behalf of our developers internally to help expand the functionality of the platform to meet their needs.
Whether you are a software developer with a desire to teach others, a humanities major who’s been coding on the side, or anywhere in between, if owning a problem excites you as much as owning its solution, we want to hear from you.
Build and disseminate technical enablement materials for developers, including how-to guides, reference architectures, code samples, and trainings
Develop technical and business understanding of a wide range of integration use cases, ranging from security to collaboration, such that you can offer best-practices and mentorship to the developer community on how to architect solutions for users
Develop and execute strategy to engage and grow our developer community across online forums – including Dropbox Forums, Stack Overflow, GitHub, and Twitter – as well as through in person meetups, trainings, and events
Share your expertise and passion by speaking at events, conducting training sessions, and authoring technical content for developers across our blogs, forums, and twitter
Surface strategic opportunities, influential developers, and potential partners pipeline to advance the brand and initiatives of the platform
Be the voice of the developer internally during product discussions and evaluating priorities of bugs and feature requests.
Relevant experience as an external-facing technologist at the intersection of product, engineering, and business (e.g. developer advocate, developer evangelist, technical support, sales engineer, solution architect, community management, product management)
Comfortable building with the Dropbox APIs, creating code samples across languages, and debugging developer issues
Excellent written and oral communication skills, with experience writing technical content and explaining technical concepts
Deep understanding and empathy for developers and customers, with genuine passion for enabling and advocating for developer success
Self-starter with strong strategic intuition and excellent project management skills
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If you’ve found yourself exploring the Dropbox Developer Community for guidance and don’t know where to begin, w e recommend checking out our getting started guide. It will take you through the basic steps required to get up and running using the Dropbox API.
Through this step-by-step tutorial, you’ll learn all about building on the DBX Platform while creat ing a simple file organization app to sort files within your Dropbox account.
The Getting Started with the Dropbox API guide is divided into three sections:
Creating a Dropbox app and navigating the App Console
In this section, you’ll learn about the different app permission categories, how to manage your app settings, and track app analytics
Working with the API documentation and API Explorer
In this section, you’ll learn how to navigate and understand thedocumentation and begin testing endpoints to prototype your app
Writing a script for a simple expense organizer app
In the final section, you’ll be designing and writing a script for a file organization app using Dropbox.
Check out the full guide here to start building with the Dropbox API.
If you have ideas for other guides or enablement materials you would like to see, let us know by commenting here.
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We are excited to announce an extension of our Dropbox Community Super User Program specifically for developers — the DBX Platform Super User Program !
What's the DBX Platform Super User Program?
This program is aimed at connecting our most passionate Dropbox API users with the Dropbox team and getting them more involved in our developer community. While we encourage all Dropbox API users to share their expertise with the community, this program will provide benefits to those community members who go above and beyond by regularly contributing high-value content on our forums.
How does it work?
Super Users will be asked to share their expertise and advice in the Dropbox forums by posting code samples, details on projects they have completed, answers to community questions, and/or guides with tips & tricks they have learned along the way. In exchange for helping the Dropbox community of developers, the Super Users will get perks and incentives.
What do I get if I become a Super User?
Additional Dropbox space, training, access to the Dropbox team, swag, early access content, and more… Have a look at the table below for the benefits unlocked in each level.
How do I become a Super User?
If you are interested in being a DBX Platform Super User, you can apply here to become a New DBX Platform Super User. We want to know why you think you’d be a good addition to our program, what you can bring to the community, and about any apps you’ve built on Dropbox or your involvement in the community. The Dropbox team will review your application and follow up with any questions.
How often do I need to post to be a Super User?
We require a minimum of two posts per month that meet the point goals outlined for each tier in the table below to be a Super User. We provide several different ways to reach the point targets each month, and it’s up to you what kinds of posts you want to make to get there. The goal is to help users of the DBX Platform by answering questions, sharing examples, and providing code samples, so your contributions will be evaluated by the Dropbox team to deem if it qualifies for points.
How do I progress through the levels ?
We have no hard rules here as maintaining status in a given category is based on the point structure in the table below. We'd expect someone to participate in a given tier for three to six months before moving up the tiers. All Super Users will start in the "New DBX Platform Super User" tier and then progress to the second tier "DBX Platform Super User".
DBX Platform Super User Tiers, Benefits, and Expectations:
*Note that all content is subject to review by Dropbox DBX Platform Team before points will be awarded.
Super User Policies (Applies to all levels)
Adhere to our Community Guidelines
Provide accurate information to other users
Report identified issues and users misbehaving on the community
Sign confidentiality agreement (NDA)
Only non-Dropbox employees/contractors can apply
This is a volunteer role with no expectation of compensation
Your status can be revoked at Dropbox’s discretion
Interested in being a DBX Platform Super User? Apply here !
Please comment below with any questions or feedback.
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Welcome to the Dropbox Developer Community! This is a space where you can get help, provide feedback, brainstorm ideas, make connections, and get inspired.
The Dropbox team is here to help with questions, file bugs, and report your feedback. We also encourage all community member s to jump in and support each other.
Here are just some of the things you can do in the Dropbox Developer Community forum:
Ask questions about specific issues or roadblocks
Brainstorm how to use the Dropbox API to solve your technical and/or business needs
Review tips, examples, and tutorials
Share your expertise, experiences, and insights to answer questions from other community members and participate in discussions
Share examples, stories, and code samples of the work you have done on the DBX Platform
Influence DBX Platform
Provide feedback and file feature requests with the Dropbox team
Alert us to potential bugs with our endpoints and SDKs
Stay in the loop
Get the latest announcements and updates from Dropbox
Get invited to participate in feedback sessions, surveys, and developer events
Get to know the Dropbox team and other developers in the community
Earn badges , kudos, and levels
Right now, we have two main categories within the Dropbox Developer Community:
API Support & Feedback
This page is meant for getting technical support from the Dropbox team and community about specific API issues, as well as providing product feedback and feature requests. The Dropbox team is here to help answer questions, file bugs, and report your feedback about the DBX Platform. If you think you know the answer to a question or have experienced something similar, please feel free to chime in.
The general discussion page covers everything else, from Dropbox announcements, to sharing code samples, to brainstorming your start up ideas. We encourage all community members to contribute content that will help other developers and engage in the conversations here.
If you’re new to the community start here to get an overview of how to post, reply, earn badges, and more. Please help us keep the Dropbox Developer Community respectful and helpful by abiding by our Community Guidelines .
Thank you for being a part of the Dropbox Developer Community! We’re looking forward to getting to know you.
- The DBX Platform Team
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