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Developer Evangelist

Engineering | San Francisco, CA

Job Description

Zencoder offers awesome, API-driven video tools in the cloud. Our users range from small startups to major broadcasters. Customers love us and we're growing quickly. Come be a part of the future of web video.

We're looking for a Developer Evangelist who understands video. This person will help new and existing Zencoder customers encode better video through optimization of encoding settings, and build tools, guides, and recommendations to help our customers. This requires both technical and customer-facing work, and involves a mix of product development, working with customers, and technical evangelism. Our ideal candidate is fairly technical and understands video technology well.

About You:

  • You understand video, or have a desire to learn. 
  • You're a developer who has worked with web service APIs in the past.
  • You're extroverted and enjoy talking to users. You enjoy conferences and events, and like to travel.
  • You communicate well. You're comfortable blogging, speaking, and helping people out.

What you'll do:

  • Educate the world. Blog about video, build useful tools, improve docs, write guides.
  • Work with Zencoder users to optimize video encoding settings.
  • Help large customers understand our platform, and help with integration and education.
  • Interact with the developer community. Attend meetups, hackathons, and conferences, and help evangelize Zencoder.

Bonus points if:

  • You've committed to open source projects in the past.
  • You're deeply familiar with video encoding, and you know the difference between H.264 and MP4, ffmpeg and libav, and 24 and 23.976.
  • You've worked as a developer evangelist in the past.
  • You've worked with Zencoder APIs before!


  • Salary and full benefits
  • Stock options in a growing company
  • Catered lunches every day
  • Aeron chair and a Mac setup of your choice
  • Commuter benefits
  • Relocation help to the Bay Area

What we look for in all employees:

  • Ambition to make things awesome, not just good enough
  • Excitement about Zencoder and what we're building
  • Positive attitude and desire to work with great people

How to apply:

  • Send us a cover letter explaining why you think you would be a good fit for this position. Include your resume, plus links to your blog, Twitter account, projects you've worked on, talks you given, etc.

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