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Director of Developer Programs

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  •  06-19-2007, 7:21 PM 32004

    Director of Developer Programs

    Calibre one is an international executive search firm with offices in San Francisco and London. We are currently conducting a search for a next generation personalized homepage provider that enables users to easily customize the Internet using small movable versions of their web favorites that are conveniently accessible from any computer and from one page.



    Our client is at the heart of the Web 2.0 movement poised to have significant impact in the market. They are funded by Benchmark Capital and headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

    We are seeking a stellar Director of Developer Programs to take overall responsibility for our client’s relationship with the developer community. 

    This position will:


    • Evangelize widgets and the SDK to the developer and early adopter communities.  Speak at and attend conferences, networking events, and informal developer gatherings.  Produce blogs, articles, and whitepapers.
    • Manage, provide and drive developer support and community through developer forums.
    • Lead product management for the SDK including producing specifications, sample code, libraries and documentation based on developer feedback and requirements.  Work with the engineering team to develop, maintain and release new versions of the SDK.
    • Achieve defined targets for adoption and usage of the SDK by developers.
    • Achieve defined targets for developer creation of content and widgets using the SDK.
    • Work with developers at business partners as they produce content and widgets related to marketing and revenue-generating partnerships.
    • Develop compelling widgets and content using the SDK.
    • Participate in overall product strategy and product marketing.


    Qualifications & Experience

    • 5+ years experience and measurable success managing developer programs in the consumer web services space, including attainment of API adoption goals.
    • BS in Computer Science (or equivalent software development experience)
    • Significant software technology evangelism experience.
    • Significant development experience with .NET framework, AJAX and web services.
    • Experience leading, participating and contributing to the developer community and encouraging early adopters.
    • Significant experience writing and managing blogs and participating in mailing lists and developer online forums.
    • Outstanding credibility, leadership and established relationships within the developer community.


    Interested parties should forward their resume to


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