Developer Relations Advocate

Job description

At Workday, it all began with a conversation over breakfast. When our founders met at a sunny California diner, they came up with an idea to revolutionize the enterprise software market. And when we began to rise, one thing that really set us apart was our culture. A culture which was driven by our value of putting our people first. And ever since, the happiness, development, and contribution of every Workmate is central to who we are. Our Workmates believe a healthy employee-centric, collaborative culture is the essential mix of ingredients for success in business. That’s why we look after our people, communities and the planet while still being profitable. Feel encouraged to shine, however that manifests: you don’t need to hide who you are. You can feel the energy and the passion, it's what makes us unique. Inspired to make a brighter work day for all and transform with us to the next stage of our growth journey? Bring your brightest version of you and have a brighter work day here.

About the Team

Be a part of a dynamic team building Workday Cloud Platform (WCP), the leading application and integration development platform for people and finance. We empower our growing ecosystem of customers and partners to be more agile and to build solutions for a changing world. With pro-code and low-code tools, developers can rapidly create powerful Workday applications that run natively on our secure, global, and trusted platform.

About the Role

We are looking for an experienced Developer Relations Advocate to build, grow and encourage a community of Workday Developers. This is a hands-on, highly visible role that involves collaboration with multiple team members across the company and with partners. You can think of it as part developer, part evangelist, with a touch of education.


Community Engagement

  • Build and nurture a growing developer community around WCP through forums, events, and online platforms
  • Act as a liaison between developers and internal teams, representing the product to gain adoption of newly released technology

Content Creation

  • Develop high-quality technical content, including tutorials, sample code, and videos, to assist developers in leveraging the capabilities of our product
  • Create and deliver engaging presentations and demos for events, webinars, and conferences
  • Build new Extend and Integration applications and maintain the current App Catalog

Advocacy and Evangelism

  • Advocate externally, representing the platform at conferences, meetups, and other industry events
  • Collaborate with internal teams to ensure the developer perspective is considered in product development and improvements

Education and Training

  • Conduct workshops, training sessions, and live-coding webinars to educate developers on standard methodologies, new features, and updates related to Workday Cloud Platform
  • Develop and deliver educational materials to empower developers in building valuable applications for their business

Feedback Loop

  • Establish and maintain a robust feedback loop with customer and partner developers, ensuring their insights and experiences contribute to continuous improvement of our platform
  • Collaborate with product teams to prioritize and address developer feedback

About You

Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years of developer advocacy, partner/sales engineering, software engineering, product management, or related experience
  • 4+ building solutions that consume or produce web services (REST & SOAP, JSON & XML, etc.)
  • 3+ in storytelling and crafting compelling content e.g. written content, conference talks, leading workshops, live streaming or recording videos, and participating in community events

Other Qualifications

  • Strong analytical skills, able to explore and research ambiguous problem spaces and translate customer needs into actionable, meaningful units of work
  • Excellent technical, organizational, collaboration and communication skills; can deliver content to both developer and executive audiences
  • Familiarity with GitHub or other version control software
  • Workday Extend / Integrations experience
  • Excellent teaching or mentoring skills
  • Experience crafting, recording and editing video using Camtasia, SnagIt or a similar tool
  • Experience configuring and/or implementing Workday is highly desired for this role
  • Experience building Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solutions in a product management, engineering, or consultative capacity
  • Experience in the HCM or Financials domains


Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications.