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Developer Relations Engineer



Software Engineering
Posted on Friday, May 10, 2024
Product & Engineering · Hybrid Remote

Developer Relations Engineer

Are you ready to have true impact? We're looking for a passionate Developer Relations Engineer to support our growth. Read more and apply 👇

About the company

Timefold is an AI planning optimization platform, built on powerful open-source solver technology, enabling software builders to tackle real-world, complex and high-impact operational planning problems. It delivers significant economic value in optimization operations like vehicle routing, employee scheduling, maintenance scheduling, field service routing, production planning, etc.

Timefold is an open-core software startup founded in 2023 - on a mission to free the world from wasteful scheduling! We are the next chapter of OptaPlanner, a field-proven, open-source solver originally created by Geoffrey De Smet, our CTO and co-founder.

Our headquarters are in Ghent, Belgium, in the magnificent and iconic Wintercircus building. The team operates remotely from various locations with hubs in Belgium, Czech Republic, and the US.

About the role

We are in search of a talented DevRel, a true teacher-coder, to join our dynamic team in Ghent. As a Developer Relations Engineer at Timefold, your primary mission is to educate the world about planning optimization and to make developers curious to use Timefold. This will range from general concepts in optimization problems how to use the Timefold REST APIs and Java APIs.

You will be a main contributor to Timefold Academy together with our CTO/co-founder, a technical writer, a video producer, and a coordinator who steers the content stream forward. You will be a major liaison to our user community.

Key Responsibilities

  • Learn complex planning optimization and Timefold modeling concepts from the Timefold team, decipher that information and explain it to the world via easy to understand videos and articles
  • Contributing to developer marketing and social influencing (online presence)
  • Continuously evaluate our product and getting-started experience
  • Representing our community presence, including conference speaking and training
  • Act as customer zero for our proprietary models, platform and open-source solver
  • Engage with the open-source communities

    Key Qualifications

    • You have a passion for teaching and a passion for coding
    • You are proficient in Java. Experience with Kotlin or Python is nice to have
    • You have experience with REST APIs
    • You look forward to starring in our technical youtube videos, writing your own video scripts and working together with our video recorder/editor professional
    • You want to learn about AI optimization techniques and Timefold modeling
    • Fluent in English
    • Ability to work collaboratively in a technical environment

      What You'll Learn

      Joining Timefold provides a unique opportunity for continuous learning and growth. As a Planning Optimization Engineer, you will:

      • Gain expertise in developing and teaching optimization models
      • Work alongside experienced professionals in the field
      • Contribute to an open-source project with a global user base
      • Tackle complex, real-world planning challenges
      • Stay at the forefront of AI-driven planning optimization

      This job is for you if

      • You are passionate about teaching other developers how to use technology
      • You want to show the world that AI is more than LLMs and generative AI
      • You have a knack for breaking down complex concepts into simple, digestible pieces
      • You don’t mind traveling occasionally
      • Learning and professional growth are essential to your career
      • You thrive in a collaborative startup culture
      • You seek a diverse, flexible job with a global perspective
      • You value impact. You are eager to free the world of wasteful scheduling

        What do we offer

        • A Full Time position in a fast growing start up environment
        • A competitive salary package complemented by a range of local benefits
        • Flexibility : our focus is on your talents, not your location. Choose the working arrangement that suits you best, whether it is remote, hybrid or on-site
        • Culture : promoting growth through both autonomy and teamwork across different teams
        • Our dedication to creating an inclusive environment, where diversity is celebrated and everyone is treated with fairness and respect <3
        • Regular team building activities and gatherings to enhance (international) team spirit and cooperation (this requires a willingness to travel once or twice a year)
        Product & Engineering
        Remote status
        Hybrid Remote

        About Timefold

        Timefold, an innovative commercial open-source software startup, is revolutionizing planning optimization. With our AI solver, we're solving planning challenges across industries. We're backed by an early-stage VC and are determined to lead planning optimization globally.

        Founded in 2022
        Co-workers 15
        Product & Engineering · Hybrid Remote

        Developer Relations Engineer

        Are you ready to have true impact? We're looking for a passionate Developer Relations Engineer to support our growth. Read more and apply 👇

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