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Yext // providing brand-verified answers to consumer questions
 
Engineering, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Wednesday, January 20, 2021
 
   
 
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The ultimate source for official answers about a business online should be the business itself. However, when consumers ask questions on company websites, too often they are left in the dark with wrong answers. Yext (NYSE: YEXT), the Search Experience Cloud, solves this problem by organizing a business's facts so it can provide official answers to consumer questions wherever people search. Starting with the company website, then extending across search engines & voice assistants, businesses around the world, like Taco Bell, Marriott, & Jaguar Land Roveras well as organizations like the U.S. State Departmenttrust Yext to radically improve the search experience on their websites & across the entire search ecosystem.

Yext is a Search Experience Platform. We need you to help guide Developers using the platform to build the best, most innovative experiences for our customers. As a Developer Evangelist, you are responsible for building, expanding, engaging & supporting our Developer community & Hitchhiker Programs. You will help manage our Developer site & Hitchhiker Training for developers, create open source example projects on our platform to help inspire developers, & connect with developers around the world about the Yext Developer Experience. This role lives within the Product & Strategy Department & works closely with Product, Engineering, UX, & Product Marketing.

What You'll Do

  • Create & manage guides, tutorials, blog posts & other content for Developers
  • Create sample projects using our latest technologies to showcase the possibilities of the platform
  • Help to redesign & manage the Yext Developer Experience, including our Documentation site
  • Meet with & mentor developers at Partners or Customers
  • Develop an expertise in Yexts product offerings, underlying implementation & technical design
  • Drive developer requirements & feature requests with Product & Engineering
  • Attend conferences or events to represent Yext in the larger developer community

What You Have

  • 3+ years of software development experience, ideally in frontend web development
  • Proficiency in server side languages (e.g., Python) preferred but not required
  • Knowledge of Search technologies like SOLR or Elastic preferred but not required
  • Passion for creating new things
  • Proven history of continuous learning & ability to stay ahead of technology trends
  • Outstanding critical thinking & problem solving skills
  • Self-starter, ability to work independently & lead projects with minimal oversight in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to communicate sophisticated information so that it is easily understood by non-technical users, as needed

Yext is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, genetics, sex, pregnancy or childbirth, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity or nonbinary or nonconformity and/or status as a trans individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, marital, parental and/or familial status, past, current or prospective service in the uniformed services, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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