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The funded and growing team at ObjectBox is seeking a developer relations talent.
ObjectBox (Techstars ’17) is a company on a mission to bring joy and delight to app developers. The core of our solution is a superfast lightweight, embedded database with easy native language APIs for Java, Kotlin, Swift, Dart (Flutter), Go, and C / C++. On top of the database, we’re building a data synchronisation solution (currently in Early Access).
There’s quite some flexibility in defining the role and working conditions as well as lots of room to advance within the company depending on your skillset, dreams, and needs. At this moment, we are looking for someone that has a good developer background and a strong passion for developer relations and enjoys making developer products shine. This is a remote part-time position (5-10 hours/week to start with, up to 20 depending on skill set, flexible), ideal for a Computer Science Master student or a freshly graduated Computer Science freelancer.
This is a great position for someone who is looking to gain working experience within the developer market at the intersection of development, community management, and sales.
Interact with our users and customers, helping them to use the ObjectBox database and Sync. It entails supporting new customers along the way and providing them with more information when necessary. The associated tasks include:
Respond to new inbound leads, helping them to set things up
Reply to specific dev-related questions about our products
Help maintain our community management channels on GitHub and Stack Overflow
Improve our documentation based on user experience
We are looking for someone that is driven and ready to help us take our company to the next level. All of the following tasks are optional, depending on your skill set and ambitions:
Developer content creation: tutorials, tech blog articles, videos, etc. – from idea to publishing
Developer Marketing: Social Listening Social Media postings (managing the channels), SEO measures, website maintenance (update texts, new content, design)
Pitch decks, (web) design, brand positioning
Represent ObjectBox at meetups, tech conferences etc (you are expected to submit papers yourself; though we do help of course)
You are currently pursuing a Masters degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or similar; or have just recently graduated
You have an affinity for mobile technologies, IoT, open source, or the digital industry in general
You are proficient in at least one programming language (ideally C/C++, Java or Dart) with ideally some application development experience
You have a hands-on mentality with strong analytical and communication skills
You have very strong English skills
You pay attention to detail and enjoy working diligently
You are a team-player and fast learner who likes to take over responsibility and appreciates working responsibly
Nice to haves
Experience with working in a startup
Experience with speaking at tech events (meetups, conferences, etc.)
Experience with tech writing
Experience with GitHub / open source
Experience with Social Media
What’s in it for you
The chance to work in one of Europe’s hottest startups (check out our slush pitch)
An easy-going and super-friendly working environment in a start-up that is growing, where you will be shaping the company together with us
Exciting tasks with the option to learn and grow and take over much more responsibilities as fits your skill set and personal goals
Flexibility in every respect: No matter if you just finished your degree or already have a family. We are flexible and looking forward to design the job conditions and contract together with you to match your needs
A job in one of the most creative and exciting growing industries: Mobile and IoT
This position is remote, however we’re happy to meet up (occasionally or regularly) if you live in Berlin or Munich.
If this appeals to you, we are looking forward to receiving your application including a possible starting date and salary requirements.
ObjectBox is proud to be officially recognized as a sustainable and efficient solution by the Solar Impulse Foundation. Although we have self-identified as a #sustainabletech company since our induction, we’re proud to be recognized as an “efficient, clean and profitable solutions with a positive impact on environment and quality of life,” after taking part in an in-depth technical and business evaluation with the team at the Solar Impulse Foundation.
Empowering tech innovation
This label recognizes that ObjectBox empowers innovation with a highly efficient and sustainable technology. The Solar Impulse Efficient Label identifies sustainable tech solutions from around the world to help companies choose their tech stack responsibly.
UN Sustainable Development Goals
All Solar Impulse awardees contribute to one or several of the UN Sustainable Development Goals; ObjectBox received the globally recognized label for supporting three of the Solar Impulse focused initiatives:
Affordable and Clean Energy: ObjectBox
Clean Water and Sanitation
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure : ObjectBox
Sustainable Cities and Communities: ObjectBox
Responsible Consumption and Production
How is ObjectBox sustainable?
ObjectBox enables scalable and sustainable digitalization with a high performance edge database solution and synchronization solution. The ObjectBox database empowers local data storage, while ObjectBox Sync reduces unnecessary data traffic. ObjectBox is therefore ideally suited for efficient, useful, and sustainable Edge Computing.
Comparing the transmission of the same data sets, ObjectBoxsaves 20-60% on transmission data volume. By combining delta syncing with efficient compression based on standard and proprietary edge compression methods to keep data small, ObjectBox can reduce device energy consumption and thus CO2 emissions for data transmissions.
As our digital world grows, we all need to do what we can to structure these digital environments in an efficient and sustainable way. ObjectBox helps reduce digital waste. Digital waste unnecessarily burdens bandwidth infrastructure and fills cloud servers, forcing the expansion of cloud farms and in turn, contributing to the pollution of the environment. Therefore, we are excited to be part of the 1000solutions program.
The Solar Impulse Label: a label focused on both the environment and profitability
The first label to assess the economic profitability of products or processes that protect the environment. The Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label is attributed following a strict selection process performed by external independent experts. By ensuring high standards of sustainability and profitability, this internationally recognized label is considered as a credible marker of quality for solution seekers in business and governments, facilitating their sourcing of solutions to reach environmental commitments.
About the Solar Impulse Foundation
The Solar Impulse Foundation aims to identify clean, efficient and profitable solutions in order to accelerate their implementation and the transition to a sustainable economy. Thanks to the awarding of a label with high standards of sustainability and profitability, the Foundation can support political and economic decision-makers in their efforts to achieve their environmental targets and encourage them to adopt more ambitious energy regulations, necessary for implementation at large-scale of these solutions on the market. A way to take the success of the first round-the-world solar flight further.
Interesting in finding out how ObjectBox can make your edge computing project more sustainable?
Startup Sesame is a one-of-a-kind program that connects European founders to European event organizers, bringing startups to amazing events throughout the year. While the exposure to events is great on its own, what’s even better is the network, on-site intros and especially the team behind it: Ben Costantin and his crew (@startupsesame).
Why Startup Sesame?
As a startup, you usually cannot afford to go to many conferences; however, a well-planned event can give you media exposure, great connections, sales leads, new ideas and generally provides you with learning opportunities along the value creation chain of your startup (from customer experience, networking, to closing a deal). It also gives you a great “reason for reaching out”. Yet, filtering out tons of events and which to attend, researching and planning the event in advance, and then performing on site and catching up with everything afterwards is a lot of work. Having a partner like Startup Sesame that helps you navigate that jungle, getting in touch with people on site, and last but not least with the financial costs, is invaluable. Even more, Startup Sesame not only sponsors most event tickets, they also provide additional opportunities to make use of the occasion like e.g. competing in the pitching competition, having a booth.
Then during the weekend, you get educated about the current startup ecosystem, the events, trends and most importantly the opportunity to pitch and get feedback on your pitch.
This weekend allows the Sesame team and the startup organizers to get to know you and your business. This way, they can learn how to best help you and make unique recommendations on events and competitions to apply to. It also gives you the opportunity to understand what VCs and event organizers are looking for in startup competitions and on-stage talks, which events make sense for you, and how to go about these opportunities to really make use of them for the business. It also helps you refine your pitch.
After the weekend, you receive additional feedback and mentoring and then, during the following year you are presented (actively!) with event opportunities that match your startup and personality. Also, they assign #rockstar #mentors to you that help you make the most out of your event attention on site.
Every year is organized differently. In our 2018 cohorte the setting was special: We were spending the time all together in shared rooms in a youth hostel at the Valencian beach. Food and coffee was a bit restricted, so we all needed to share and pay attention to each other’s needs. This brought the cohorte closer together than I think would usually have been the case (also great for the more introvert people… :D).
Who is Ben?
Ben is the founder and leader of Startup Sesame. Ben’s superpower is connecting people, or rather the right people; people who can benefit from being connected. Ben has a big heart, is very kind, and I believe he truly enjoys helping founders — and this really is what shapes the spirit of Startup Sesame. I am grateful to be part of the Startup Sesame Family (#proudsesamer).
Is it worthwhile?
For ObjectBox the answer is Yes. Once the next applications open I can only encourage you to apply. Just one word of warning: They give you tons of opportunities and in all likelihood, you can’t handle them all. E.g.: We needed to be very selective due to time constraints and it was/is hard to see many great opportunities pass by unused. However, you can check out what the #proudsesamer of 2018 have achieved in the last months on @startupsesame — it’s impressive and entertaining. ?
These are the kind of events that you can attend as part of Startup Sesame. It was a great experience and lots of fun, but also added great value to our fundraising.
Or, if you are at dmexco 2018 or SaaStock 2018, you can join my talk on Open Source and Edge Computing. We can meet up there too 🙂
and get to know you (better). We’re at Droidcon in Berlin from the 3rd to the 5th of September. Just drop us a line and meet us there (we will also have stickers ;)). We’re doing a discussion round on data persistence at the Barcamp on Sunday. Join us there. Or meet us at our booth: We’ll be at stand B1 most of the time. Last not least, visit Markus’ talk on new persistence solutions. If you cannot make it to Droidcon this year, we’ll still like to meet at another time: When you are travelling and crossing London or Munich, give us a shout. We’re happy to meet up, if we’re around.