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Developer Engagement Lead

Microsoft is on a mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Our culture is
centered on embracing a growth mindset, a theme of inspiring excellence, and encouraging teams and leaders to bring their
best each day. Growth mindset encourages each of us to lean in and learn what matters most to our customers, to create the
foundational knowledge that enables us to make customer-first decisions in everything we do. In doing so, we create life-
changing innovations that impact billions of lives around the world. You can help us achieve our mission.

The Western Europe Headquarter is looking for a motivated, self-driven individual to drive Azure adoption with the local professional developer community. Azure is the growth engine for Microsoft, spanning our app, infrastructure, data, and artificial intelligence businesses. This role will be accountable for driving awareness and engagement with the professional developer community, both as the local developer audience expert and as an Azure subject-matter expert. The right candidate will be a technical marketing leader with experience marketing to developers across both open-source and Microsoft development stacks, with strong developer community and evangelism roots. The right candidate will also bring a strong developer background.

Developer Engagement leaders use their deep developer audience expertise and excellent marketing skills to bring Microsoft’s marketing and technical teams together to help professional cloud developers discover and successfully use Microsoft’s Azure platform, both through in-person 1:many engagements and at digital scale. DevRel team help drive broad awareness, skilling and adoption of Azure services to promote a self-sustaining ecosystem of skilled cloud developers.


Developer Engagement (60%)

  • Be the visible thought leader, externally and internally, to the professional cloud developer audience.
  • Actively engage Developers and tell the Azure story at local events and communities. Maintain technical understanding of the Azure platform (200 level) and be able to translate Azure value propositions into a locally relevant narrative that carries an authentic developer voice.
  • Build and own the local Azure developer engagement plan, partnering with fellow leaders (local and corporate) to create a coherent business plan that prioritizes and customizes a local dev engagement mix of social, digital, and one-to-many experiential activities, from communities, to partners and managed customers, in alignment with the Corporate strategy and plan.
  • Build, foster and maintain healthy relationships with local developer marketing and technical resources, and understand how to optimize resource utilization to execute the local developer marketing plan to grow the Azure dev pipeline.
  • These resources include the local CMO team, Cloud Advocate(s), Cloud Advocate PM’s, CSEs, Azure Global Black Belts, Cloud Solution Architects, and Application Solution Architects, and local developer community leaders (Microsoft MVPs, in partnership with the CPM).

Go to Market Planning (20%)

  • Plan and execute the local Developer Audience engagement and technical skills strategy for Microsoft Azure to professional developers through local Microsoft marketing engines, events and Global Engagement Programs, in alignment with the Corporate marketing strategy and plan.
  • Set local plan and strategy (online, offline) from community to partners and managed customers from a technical developer audience perspective, and influence local cloud developer community leaders (Influencers, MSP, MVP, RD, non-MS) to earn Azure advocacy. Use influence within your network to evangelize Azure.
  • Conduct reviews across the business to drive aligned execution and provide timely feedback that will shape the corporate engagement strategy.

Business Orchestration (20%)

  • Identify and orchestrate strategic market-making plays. Own local business management strategy, partnering with fellow leaders to interpret opportunity and risk.
  • Determine key insights and drive recommendations to accelerate adoption of Microsoft Azure back into the local leadership team.
  • Orchestrate the technical skills journey aligned with the technical demands in the country aligned to the country plan.

Capture, analyze and report key performance indicators, insights and metrics and drive informed feedback into Corporate teams to improve global and local (“glocal”) execution plans and outcomes


  • Experience in Cloud (E.g.: Azure, Google, AWS etc)
  • Strong understanding of software development principles, common DevOps practices, cloud platforms, business drivers, and emerging trends in Microsoft and non-Microsoft technologies and tools (e.g., Node; Java; Python; etc.)
  • Fluency in English and fluency in local language (Dutch)

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

Uren per week: Full-Time