Samsung Electronics America Developer Advocate Intern in Staines-Upon-Thames, United Kingdom

Position Summary

Worker Type: Intern

Contract Type Full time (3 - 6 months contract)

No VISA sponsorships available for this position.

Role and Responsibilities

About the Team

Samsung Internet is one of the top mobile web browsers worldwide, with hundreds of millions of users at https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2016/10/whats-the-deal-with-the-samsung-internet-browser/ . As one of the top contributors to the open source Chromium at https://www.chromium.org/Home project, Samsung are helping to advance the web platform, improving the experience of using the web for people across the globe.

The Developer Advocacy team launched in 2016 to help support 3rd party developers who are building web applications on top of Samsung’s browser. Developer advocates are passionate evangelists for web technologies as well as vocal champions for developer interests within Samsung.

Our team is based at Samsung Research UK in Staines-upon-Thames. We sometimes travel to other locations for events and we are generally flexible about working from home when you need to.

What you could expect

As an intern in the team, you would have opportunities to:

  • Contribute to technical documentation that can help other developers to make the most of web technologies and Samsung Internet’s latest capabilities (including MDN)

  • Develop your own web applications to test out and demonstrate new web features

  • Write blog posts to share about your own work and the wider team’s work

  • Attend developer events and potentially speak at some yourself (if you would like to)

  • Engage with developers, for example on social media, in order to learn about their needs and gather feedback

  • Assist with activities related to web standards development

Who we are looking for

This position may be for you if you enjoy exploring and sharing about web development. You should have some previous web projects (whether hobby, university or work projects) that you can share, to demonstrate your work. You should be comfortable with the fundamentals of web development, including HTML, CSS and JavaScript. If you have practical experience then it is not required, but it may help if you have studied, or are studying, Computer Science or a related technical field.

This position will have a focus on writing developer documentation, so we would like to see some of your written work, especially technical articles, for example from your blog.

It would be helpful if you have some understanding of how to design content and interfaces that make for a better user experience. If you have an eye for what makes a good design, this can help us to make our developer hub and documentation better for developers.

Experience working with diversity and inclusion policies (such as a code of conduct) within a team, online community, event or open source project is strongly preferred.

It would also be a bonus if you might have any experience of contributing to open source projects or involvement in developer communities.

General Description

Web Developer Advocates are focused on supporting the 3rd party developers who are building web applications on top of Samsung’s browser.

You are passionate evangelists for Web technologies as well as vocal champions for developer interests within Samsung. This is a position for engineers who love connecting with developers and speaking publicly about cutting-edge technologies on conference panels, at user groups, on blogs and with

the press with a focus on HTML5, advanced Web technologies, and technologies specific to Samsung’s web browser and ecosystem such as the

Samsung Gear VR.

You also act as a conduit for 3rd party developers to the product team. This position will also have a focus on writing developer documentation and working to extract and document the “user needs” of web developers with regard to documentation and tooling.

Some indicative tasks:

• Work within browser team to lead technical community

• Plan and execute events both internal and external (including developer events / hacks)

• Write and edit blog posts

• Write and edit technical documentation

• Work with external bloggers and podcasters

• Write software that demonstrates use of browser features

• Community management

• Liaising with other similar efforts and with the web developer community at large

Skills / Attributes We Are Looking For:

• Web development experience in JavaScript, HTML, Web APIs, the development toolchain and related technologies

• Experience with web software development, such as development of tools and libraries

• Experience working in open source projects

• Knowledge of web standards and emerging web technologies

• Experience blogging and writing technical articles and documentation

• Some experience of speaking at or organising

Skills and Qualifications

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