Developer Community Manager

Why now is a great time to join OfferZen

This is an opportunity to make a significant impact at a fast-growing tech company.

Over the past 5 years, OfferZen has managed to make a large dent in the South African tech recruitment space and we have recently opened offices in the Netherlands. We are on a mission to help more people thrive in tech - becoming the central place for software makers to build great careers and companies to build winning teams. Our team has grown from 4 to 70+ and we’re looking to add more smart people who want to contribute meaningfully.

The opportunity

We are on a mission to help more people thrive in tech - becoming the central place for software makers to build great careers and companies to build winning teams. As a Developer Community Manager you’ll play a key role in translating our community value proposition in our existing and new markets by building strong relationships with key community organisers, ecosystem partners and local developers, online and IRL.

What you will be doing

  • Engage and build strong relationships in our developer communities
  • Attend and participate in community events including Meetups, conferences and forums, representing OfferZen
  • Document and analyse community feedback in a structured way and suggest measures to best serve our community
  • Identify opportunities for collaboration between the community and OfferZen including liaising with community organisers on the detail opportunities (e.g. Meetup sponsorships)
  • Be present and participate, where appropriate, in developer conversations where they are happening (e.g Discourse, Slack, Online forums)
  • Act as the link between OfferZen and our developer communities, monitor and respond to community questions
  • Flag any brand risks or issues internally and drive action
  • Ensure our community activities and value propositions resonate with our audience
  • Maintain strong referral loops into our Growth activities (e.g. Make Days, events, Source Contributors)
  • Ensure OfferZen content is well circulated within our community and drives engagement

What you should have

  • University degree, 
  • 3-4 years' experience managing online and IRL communities
  • Strong knowledge of the Dutch developer space, preferably in the tech industry
  • Coding experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Driven to understand developers and what matters to them
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to manage multiple partnerships, projects and conversations

What it’s like to work here

We are a fun-loving and very driven team of 70+ people.

We love to do fun stuff together. We are focused on building a connected tribe and a sense of belonging. We value unique and diverse approaches and ensure we create opportunities to share and learn from each other. We have regular online events, show and tells and a book club as well as regional and annual off-site events. 

We're dedicated to authenticity. We treat people as people, caring personally and speaking openly. We foster low-ego behaviour - we own our mistakes as well as our victories. We're never about blame. We're always about honesty, learning and continuous improvement. We ensure lots of transparency and visibility. From OKRs and strategy to analytics and company performance numbers, it's all available for you to see and understand.  

We're passionate about learning and levelling up. Everyone at OfferZen strives for a growth mindset. We read books, listen to podcasts, share expertise obsessively, then take on hard challenges with smart guidance and support. When things go wrong, we look for the learning and how to improve.

We're good at remote. We have office space in Cape Town and Amsterdam but we're working remotely a lot of the time. For this role, we need someone located in the Netherlands. It's more fun to be near our Amsterdam hub office, but we have all the tooling and processes to operate very effectively remotely.

We're helping makers - the people who design and build software products - to unlock their individual potential. We started with recruitment because helping someone find a job they love is one of the fastest ways of changing their life. Since then we've started expanding to things like training, root and building tools for the community.