APIs open up a lot of unique opportunities that require engineers with diverse skill sets. You can see this in both the engineering and evangelism roles below from Stormpath, Xero and Klout. Being a polyglot is as important as ever, especially when the technology you’re building by definition can work with everything else.
San Mateo, CA, US
“As our Developer Evangelist, you will focus on empowering developers to use our API for user management and authentication. You will write technical blog posts, tutorials, and polyglot integrations, support and inspire community developers, interact with communities both offline and in person, and present at user groups and conferences. Most importantly, you will be advocating for the customer in our product, working with our CEO and Engineering team to influence the product roadmap.”
Wellington, New Zealand
“We’re looking for a developer to join our API team working on a range of new features and making sure our system can scale as Xero grows.”
San Francisco, CA, US
“We’re looking for a software engineer, someone who can both implement elegant solutions to service-oriented architecture problems and lead by example. You’ve architected highly-scalable, distributed systems efficiently using open source tools — and maybe even contributed to some. You would be a key member of Platform/API core engineering team and engineer systems that serve over 1 Billion API calls a day.”