Senior Developer Advocate

  • San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

TBD is Block's newest, emerging business unit- focused on building a future where every individual can access and participate in the global economy. The TBD team is on a mission to lead by example, inspiring the world to invest in & collaborate on open source standards and permissionless technologies for the public good. Join us as we build a financial system accessible for anyone who wants to participate.

Job Description

We build platforms and protocols to advance the state of decentralized technologies, and we're doing it all in the open! 

We know the best innovations on the web were born in public. They’ve been built with a diverse community of innovators who are willing to question how the internet can better connect us. 

As a Senior Developer Advocate, your job will be to educate and advocate for one of the most important young communities in the world - the builders of the decentralized web. 

We’re gaining momentum with our open source projects, and the development community is hungry for educational material that helps them navigate this new technology and enable them to build decentralized applications using our Web5 platform

You’ll be our first developer advocate and will report to TBD’s Head of Developer Relations.

You will: 

  • Write and maintain tutorials and code samples for our projects

  • Develop small toy applications that demonstrate the use of our platforms and SDKs

  • Write and curate relevant blog posts

  • Record demonstrative videos showcasing key project features

  • Speak at meetups, conferences, and webinars

  • Engage with the TBD community via our external social channels

  • Be an internal advocate for the community and communicate their needs

  • Create new and exciting initiatives to build engagement with the developer community (e.g. hackathons, contests, etc)

  • Collaborate with our various teams such as Open Source Engineering, Open Source Contributor Experience, Product, Partnerships, and Marketing/Brand



  • Are empathetic towards and eager to help others who are seeking to learn about our projects

  • Excel at effectively explaining complex technical concepts in an engaging way

  • Get excited about creating unique and interesting content for various mediums (e.g. video, written, audio)

  • Enjoy diving into specs, API docs, and others’ code to prototype new things on your own

  • Are a strong programmer with experience in JavaScript/TypeScript, Golang, Java, and/or Rust and open and willing to work with unfamiliar programming languages to create content as necessary

  • Are happy to leverage your technical influence to usher a new wave of inclusion and innovation for the web
    Appreciate the subject matter expertise of your colleagues and view them as a resource for your own work

  • Are comfortable working independently

  • Thrive in ambiguity and are able to quickly adapt to changes

  • Are excited to advance Self-Sovereign Identity and Decentralized Web Nodes to help creators deliver decentralized applications

  • Appreciate the subject matter expertise of your colleagues and view them as a resource for your own work

  • Have 3+ years of relevant experience in Developer Relations

Additional Information

We’re working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Block is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class. 

We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible. Want to learn more about what we’re doing to build a workplace that is fair and square? Check out our I+D page

Additionally, we consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment on our team, assessing candidates in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.


We want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes:

  • Healthcare coverage
  • Retirement Plans
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness perks
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources

Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD, we build tools to help more people access the economy. Square helps sellers run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions, business software, and banking services. With Cash App, anyone can easily send, spend, or invest their money in stocks or Bitcoin. Spiral (formerly Square Crypto) builds and funds free, open-source Bitcoin projects. Artists use TIDAL to help them succeed as entrepreneurs and connect more deeply with fans. TBD is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution.

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