AssemblyAI is an industry-leading Speech AI provider, with models that consistently rank first in benchmark reports, tens of thousands of developers building on our API, and over $115 million in venture capital funding from top VCs. We’re looking for a Head of Developer Relations and Experience to grow AssemblyAI’s builder community and ensure developers find and build with AssemblyAI. In this role, you’ll help our current Developer Relations and Experience team reach its full potential, sit in the intersection of engineering, product, content, growth, and community programs to build an integrated developer acquisition and activation experience, and define the emerging Speech AI market, with AssemblyAI as the clear choice for developers.

This is a critical leadership role that will help AssemblyAI continue to build a strong community of builders and establish ourselves as a leader in the AI space. You’ll be an important strategy partner to the rest of our leadership team, build equally strong relationships across both technical and GTM teams, and align our developer relations work with our overall company initiatives to help us create the best developer experience possible. This role will report to the VP of Marketing.

What You’ll Do:

  • Lead a high-performing, distributed team, create alignment across the organization on how the Developer Relations team drives AssemblyAI’s growth and success, and own key business KPIs to drive user growth and product usage. Foster a collaborative, fulfilling, and inclusive culture that encourages innovation, collaboration, and professional development
  • Be the voice of the AssemblyAI developer community and champion their needs, feedback, and concerns to marketing, product, engineering, and research teams to ensure we keep their needs at the center of what we do
  • Support the team in creating a roadmap of high-quality, technical content across blogs, videos, demos, etc. that will grow AssemblyAI’s builder community and help them learn and launch their projects. Then partner closely with our Growth and DemandGen team to effectively distribute, promote, and track the success of that content
  • Partner with content and growth teams on our overall social and community strategy – ensuring that our social channels speak directly to our target audience and building credibility with our community members
  • Help the team create a world-class docs experience – ensuring that our documentation is clear, technically accurate, and allows for a seamless onboarding experience as developers build on our API
  • Drive our strategy around SDKs and integrations – ensuring that we have coverage in the key programming languages needed to help developers at forward-thinking organizations successfully build on our platform. Collaborate closely with our engineering team on the overall roadmap for SDKs and integrations, ongoing updates and maintenance of those entities, and tracking overall usage and success
  • Have a strong POV on which conferences and events are worth participating in, present on behalf of AssemblyAI to engage with the developer community, and determine our plans for future hackathons and developer experiences
  • Identify developer needs and current gaps in our signup, activation, and overall usage experience and partner with product, engineering, and marketing teams to make an exceptional developer experience. Continue to improve the experience by partnering closely with product and PMM to bring new products to market
  • Be a strong voice on our GTM leadership and overall senior leadership teams to ensure that the entire company is successful and teams are focused on the right activities, work is aligned across the organization, and we can scale the organization effectively

What You’ll Need:

  • 9+ years in Developer Relations with experience building and leading distributed teams. You know how to give the team freedom to be creative while ensuring that they’re focused on the right activities and driving key business metrics
  • A point of view on what great Developer Relations looks like, how it’s contributes to a company’s growth and key business metrics, and how to demonstrate the value of the hard-to-measure but critical work that the team does
  • Passionate about AI innovation, a deep empathy for developers, and excitement for creating content, programs, and experiences to connect the two – helping developers build cutting-edge products on our Speech AI models
  • Substantial computer science foundation and experience with popular programming languages like Python, Java, Javascript, Go, or Ruby. You can guide technical teams building SDKs and integrations and can contribute directly when needed
  • Experience working with go-to-market teams. Ideally, you’ve led developer relations teams that live within marketing and have a strong point of view on how to connect Developer Relations activities with overall marketing and go-to-market motions to drive growth, usage, and revenue
  • A demonstrated ability to move fast and execute quickly in a startup environment. You know what we should be doing today, and in a year and two as the function scales and have experience standing up new programs as the company matures
  • Great communication skills: your team is the face of AssemblyAI to developers and you will have a huge impact on the AssemblyAI brand


Pay Transparency:

AssemblyAI strives to recruit and retain exceptional talent from diverse backgrounds while ensuring pay equity for our team. Our salary ranges are based on paying competitively for our size, stage and industry, and are one part of many compensation, benefits and other reward opportunities we provide.

There are many factors that go into salary determinations, including relevant experience, skill level and qualifications assessed during the interview process, and maintaining internal equity with peers on the team. The range shared below is a general expectation for the function as posted, but we are also open to considering candidates who may be more or less experienced than outlined in the job description. In this case, we will communicate any updates in the expected salary range.

Lastly, the provided range is the expected salary for candidates in the U.S. Outside of those regions, there may be a change in the range, which again, will be communicated to candidates.

Salary range: $230k-$280k+

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