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Principal developer experience engineer

At Aserto, we want to help every SaaS application become a great enterprise application.

A big part of being a great enterprise application is having a great authorization system. But today, authorization is broken. We founded Aserto to fix it.

For us, everything starts with developers. We want Aserto to be the tool that developers reach for when they build Authorization into their applications, whether it’s their next weekend project, or the next iteration of the authorization experience for the SaaS vendor they work for.

Like Rails was in its day, the developer experience for Aserto must make the simple things easy, but be flexible enough to accommodate sophisticated scenarios. It values convention over configuration, but allows developers to “code to the metal” when necessary. And it should be inviting to developers no matter what language or framework they use. We need idiomatic language SDK’s, samples, quickstarts, sandboxes, and playgrounds so that developers can fall into the “pit of success” building their next authorization experience using Aserto.

In addition, the success of any new developer technology involves a bunch of hard work driving awareness through blogs, newsletters, podcasts, meetups, (virtual) conferences, and events. It requires deep connectivity and contributions into the communities that matter (JAMStack, OPA, Auth0), as well as creating our own community to support our own practitioners.

We’re hiring a Principal Developer Experience Engineer as our first full-time employee focused on making it as simple and fast as possible for users and customers to succeed with our platform. As our ideal candidate, you have proven experience working on a developer product, absolutely hate any kind of friction that stands between users and their goals, and are passionate about eliminating that friction by any and all means necessary: writing documentation, SDKs, articles, blog posts, videos, playgrounds, sandboxes - anything that makes things easier for our users to adopt our product.

You thrive on taking something from zero to one, but also know what it takes to succeed at scale. You’re comfortable in an early-stage environment and are excited by learning new things and getting your hands dirty.

Last but not least, you enjoy talking to other developers and getting them as excited about our product and how it can solve their problems as you are. You enjoy giving talks at meetups and virtual conferences, and feel like this “outbound” part of your role is an essential part of learning the pain-points of building authorization systems, so you can help us make Aserto even better.

We look for people who are humble, hungry, empathetic, and continuous learners. Aserto was born during the pandemic, and we have a remote-first culture… but we can’t wait until we can bring the company together in semi-annual global events.