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Amazon Head of Developer Relations APJ, Developer Experience in Singapore, Singapore


We are seeking a dynamic leader to join our team as the Head of Developer Relations for the Asia-Pacific, and Japan region. In this pivotal role, you will spearhead our efforts to engage with developers, foster deep connections, and drive adoption of AWS services across the region during this transformative era of generative AI.

As the Head of Developer Relations for the geo, you will lead a growing talented team of Developer Advocates distributed across multiple countries in the APJ region. You will partner with leaders in Field Marketing, Public Relations, Solutions Architects, and other stakeholders to win the hearts and minds of developers through resonant messaging and trust-building initiatives.

Key job responsibilities

  1. Lead and inspire the Developer Advocates team: Mentor and guide a distributed team of Developer Advocates, fostering their growth, and empowering them to deliver exceptional results. Cultivate a collaborative, innovative, and inclusive team culture that attracts and retains top talent.

  2. Foster deep connections with the developer community: Engage with developers through various channels, including events, meetups, online communities, and more.

  3. Represent the voice of developers: Serve as the voice of developers from the APJ region within AWS, reporting on challenges and friction points faced by this audience. Partner with service teams to improve the developer experience and drive continuous improvement.

  4. Develop and execute a strategic content and event plan in collaboration with service teams and marketing, ensuring impactful and relevant experiences for the technical audience.

  5. Build strategic partnerships with service teams, marketing, public relations, and others for seamless collaboration and exceptional developer experiences.

A day in the life

Foster developer connections, gather insights to shape AWS services, and drive engagement across APJ. Nurture innovation within your team, surface Big Ideas via narratives, and secure buy-in and support from stakeholders. Daily activities include leading team meetings, attending product briefings, engaging online communities, planning events/content strategies, advocating the developer perspective internally, and presenting at major developer events.

Basic Qualifications

• Proven track record of successfully managing and leading teams

• 5+ years of experience in developer relations, or other customer-facing technical teams

• Strong software development and engineering background

• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field

Preferred Qualifications

• 7+ years of experience of leading technical teams

• Experience with AI/ML technologies and their impact on software development

• Demonstrated excellence in public speaking and presenting to technical audiences

• Ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and adapt to change

• Passion for engaging with the developer community and advocating for their needs