Developer Relations Specialist


  • Location: Remote. Current team distributed between GMT-8 and GMT+3
  • Closing: This role has no specific closing date.

Job Description

What is Avo? 

Today’s successful businesses have the best user experience, and rely on analytics every day for product and go-to-market strategy. While there are plenty of customer analytics solutions out there, a problem rarely talked about is that managing analytics releases is a complete and utter pain. There’s immense overhead in planning, implementing and verifying analytics releases with every product update—with manual tracking plans. And even when teams throw days into that overhead, they still release bad event tracking data, with inconsistent and duplicate events, discrepancies between platforms, missing properties, inconsistent property types etc. All of this causes data people to hate their jobs and it causes companies to mistrust their data, or worse, make wrong decisions.

It’s time to change that.

Avo is the leading analytics planning and governance solution for event based analytics. Avo brings data people together with product managers and product engineers, enabling teams to collaborate to ship faster without compromising data quality.

We are a team of skilled developers and data scientists, experienced with building successful consumer products and shaping high performing data cultures. We have solved this problem before at scale at QuizUp (100m users, backed by Sequoia and Tencent) and have now built Avo to solve this for the rest of the world. Avo is used by leading product organizations—such as Patreon, DeliveryHero, Doodle, Adobe, CultureAmp, Fender—and integrates with today’s best data tools—such as Segment, Rudderstack, mParticle, Mixpanel, Amplitude, etc. Read how Patreon went from spending 3-4 days on every analytics release, to 30-60 minutes using Avo. We are passionate about building outstanding tools for data professionals, developers and product teams, so they can ship products fast without compromising data quality.

We are supported by world class investors that we admire, including Y Combinator, GGV and Heavybit. Segment, Rudderstack, mParticle, Mixpanel, Amplitude, etc.

What will you be doing?

  • Build the foundation: As the first Developer Relations Specialist at Avo you will be the only full-time team member dedicated to community relations. This is an opportunity to shape and spearhead how that looks at Avo and grow with the role. While the whole team should engage in our community, you will have outsized ownership and impact as the only team member fully dedicated to the community we build around Avo. You’ll communicate your process, identify opportunities for improvement, and build our data Developer Relations brand and culture, so we can attract more talented people to our company as we scale. As a “builder” you’ll work closely with the Founders and the entire team to make strategic decisions that lay the foundations for our community, build Avo’s brand, create and deliver on events and content that bring to life our mission, our product’s unique value proposition, and the stories of our community. 

  • Be hands on: As a “doer” you enjoy being hands-on and getting impactful stuff done. You’ll provide technical and best practices guidance to analysts, product managers, and product developers adopting Avo. You might write sample code, author client tracking plans, provide insights to journalists, and work with strategic Avo partners, users, and customers to excite and engage our data communities.

  • Lead the conversation: Support and grow Avo's community by engaging with and learning from Avo customers and the wider data community through content and conversations. You’ll share knowledge around Avo, the latest advancements, and best practices in the data community. You’ll be an active and authentic participant in the product analytics community wherever they gather online and offline, at conferences, meetups, Slack communities, in contributed articles, blogs, podcasts, videos, and social media. 

  • Champion Avo and foster the community: Your work will foster a community inspired by Avo and will drive our strategy around data professionals’ love and Avo’s participation in the data ecosystem. You’ll support Avo’s product and engineering efforts by sharing what you learn while engaging in the Avo community and the wider data community, channeling feedback to product and engineering about your learnings, helping our internal team be visible to our community and vice versa. We focus on raising awareness about Avo by rolling up our sleeves, contributing to the ecosystem, and enabling others to become data culture advocates (“Avocates” 😏).

Who are we looking for?

  • Builder that makes stuff happen: We're looking for someone who has a strong appetite for making things happen and figuring things out.

  • Moves Fast: As an early stage startup, we need to strike a balance between moving fast and building sustainably. We think the best way to do so is to minimize scope and prioritize ruthlessly. We're building for the long haul.

  • Results Driven: Someone who focuses on the purpose of the task at hand and has a strategy in place on how we’ll deliver the results to our users before diving into execution mode.

  • Open to travel: Data events happen all over the world. We’re looking for someone with an appetite to travel, or adjust to various time zones to attend a remote conference on the other side of the world.

What do I get?

  • Structured compensation: We don’t believe your compensation should be based on your ability to negotiate, when that’s not at all what everyone specializes in. So we make sure salaries are benchmarked and normalized based on your role, level, and location.

  • Equity: It’s important to us that all Avo team members can feel invested in the company’s success, so everyone has equity. 

  • Paid time off: We want you to take at least 24 days off per year

  • Generous parental leave

  • Private medical insurance where your government doesn’t handle that for you. Including dental and vision.

  • 401k contributions, matching 4%. 

  • Budget for home office or co-working space

  • Top-of-the-line equipment: Budget for choosing the equipment that makes you productive.

What is it like to work at Avo? 

Below are some of the things that shape our culture. 

  • We share Core Virtues as a team. Our virtues represent our values that we transmit into our culture and day-to-day work. If you like these, you may enjoy working with us. (And if you don’t like them, please tell us what we’re missing in our thinking!)

  • World-class team: Join a high-performing, fast-moving, international startup backed by world-class investors, including  Y Combinator, GGV and Heavybit.

  • Respectful & diverse culture: A company culture with mutual respect, passion for transparency and inclusion, all hands on deck, and a sense of shared responsibility.

  • Work from anywhere: Avo is remote-first and async-first and has been since we finished Y Combinator in 2019. You can be based anywhere in the US, Iceland or Europe, or even in all those places. We maintain availability for synchronous comms and fast decision-making from 3-5pm GMT. We strive for clear written communication that drives fast resolution.

  • Respect for focus time: We have meeting free days, are async first, and communicate accordingly.

  • Regular team offsites: We all meet somewhere in the world regularly (we’re all headed to Iceland in March)—when COVID allows 😅—with carbon offsetting for work travel with Project Wren

  • Opportunity to learn and grow: We are a team that cares about continuous improvement for ourselves and our company, and love helping each other learn and grow.

  • Early at a growing team building something new: We are a small team that work tightly together. Joining our journey early, you'll have an opportunity to be hands-on and shape not just our business, but the company and culture: who we work with, and how we work together.

What is the interview and hiring process like? 

Not sure you meet 100% of our qualifications? Have an untraditional background? Apply anyway!

There are many roads leading up to being a Developer Relations Specialist. Our team is already a mix of self-taught and formally educated people. Don’t self-select out!

You’ll answer questions that relate to this role in a written form. After the application deadline, all answers will be anonymized, randomized and then reviewed by a panel of reviewers. In order to prevent bias we will not look at your CV until your answers have been anonymously reviewed and the shortlist has been drafted. Read about our commitment to hire talent of diverse backgrounds.

If you are shortlisted, we’ll invite you to the next step, which will include a project (that we don’t expect you to spend more than an hour or two on) and three 1h interviews designed to understand whether we’re the right fit for each other at this moment—including a reverse interview where you’ll get to ask us what you want know. We can group those together into one session or distribute over different days. Also, we love receiving and giving feedback, so you'll be able to see how well you performed at each stage of the application process.

Expected duration of this application process is 6-8 weeks. (But hopefully faster 👀)

Avo pledges to be an organization that reflects the globally diverse audience that our product serves. We believe that in addition to hiring the best talent, a diversity of perspectives, ideas, and cultures leads to the creation of better products and services. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity.

Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Start your de-biased application


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Start your de-biased application