Writer, Developer Content at Retool (W17)
Build internal tools fast.
San Francisco
Full-time
About Retool

Retool's a fast way of building internal tools (to manage deliveries, for customer support, etc.). We just hit profitability, have raised money from some great investors, including John + Patrick Collison (Stripe), Elad Gil (Color), Nat Friedman (Github), Greg Brockman (OpenAI), etc. We're looking to scale our engineering team from 15 people to around 25 this year.

Our thesis is that all internal tools have the same building blocks (tables, textinputs, dropdowns, etc.). So Retool gives you those building blocks, which you can combine and compose to make any sort of internal tool you might want. That's a lot faster than writing the same custom code, over and over again. Here's a 3 minute demo.

Our actual goal - though - is to build the future of programming. We think building boring, internal enterprise apps represents most of programming. And if you can make building these boring things a lot faster, you have a good shot at becoming what "comes after programming languages".

About the role

WHY WE'RE LOOKING FOR YOU

Retool is a product built by developers for developers—and as such, we grow when we create content that resonates and brings value to those developers. Blog, sample apps, talks, streams, you name it – we want to meet our technical audience where they’re at. We write about how to use the Retool product and solve common problems with it, but we also try to be genuinely helpful—and sometimes that means writing about React, Firestore, MongoDB, and even SQL internals. We have the opportunity to change how software is built, and this role will help champion and articulate that story.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

You’ll be responsible for researching and creating high-quality developer-focused content, as well as engaging developer communities that extend far beyond our own today. You’ll work with our growth, marketing, and engineering teams to establish our perspectives and bring them to life across a variety of mediums and channels(e.g. social, forums). Writing engaging, technically literate content for developers is one of the hardest jobs in tech, but it’s also one of the most important.

WHO YOU'LL WORK WITH

You'll be joining a developer-driven company and you’ll work closely with our engineering teams. We’re a hard-working, passionate bunch who are motivated by collaboration, strong results, and customer impact. When we’re in the office, we enjoy eating lunch(and often dinner!) together, and swapping stories about our previous lives. But what brings us together is the goal of showing customers(including potential ones!) how Retool can make them and their companies more efficient and successful.

IN THIS ROLE, YOU'LL:

  • Drive awareness for Retool and low code through writing, recording, painting, and conjuring content that resonates with a technical audience (e.g. developers, data scientists)
  • Create content for potential users to solve common technical problems through Retool’s platform, and promote the content in relevant developer spaces
  • Research and report on trends in software, low code, and developer perspectives in ways that add value and drive conversations for developers
  • Join the conversation around technology advancements and best practices in the developer community both in-person (post-pandemic) and online.
  • Build empathy for developers in our space and bring that feedback into our product, marketing, and growth initiatives.

THE SKILLSET YOU'LL BRING:

  • Are a developer yourself. You don’t necessarily need to have been employed as a developer but you’ve built an app or two, appreciate scripting and love a good API. You know SQL, and enough JS, Python or Ruby to get yourself in trouble. 
  • Have experience with and enjoy engaging with developers.
  • Excellent writing and project management skills
  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills. You have worked cross-functionally and collaboratively with product, engineering, sales, and customer success.
  • A solution-oriented growth mindset.
  • Actively contribute to or have a strong developer network

Retool is a fast way of building internal tools through our low-code drag-and-drop platform. We were founded in 2017 and graduated from YC the same year. Our Series A was led by Sequoia and we're backed by Daniel Gross (whose company is right upstairs from us!), John and Patrick Collison of Stripe, and Elad Gil, among others.

Technology

Node, React, Typescript, Javascript, Docker, Kubernetes

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