Developer Experience Lead

Who we are

At Makeswift, we're on a mission to change the way sites are built. To do this, we need to bridge the gap between no-code and custom-code solutions by marrying an elegant user experience with an intuitive developer experience.

Instead of bottlenecked design to production workflows, build production-ready sites directly with production components. Growing team? Version control and real time collaboration. Working with engineers? Reuse their work by integrating existing components directly into Makeswift.

Now, as part of BigCommerce, we have the opportunity to instantly scale our impact and shift paradigms for tens of thousands of customers.

What is the role?

As our Developer Experience Lead, you'll craft and execute strategic plans to elevate Makeswift's presence in the front-end developer ecosystem. You will work directly with Makeswift leadership to develop initiatives to grow and nurture our developer community, and have the responsibility of transforming innovative ideas into reality.

You'll manage our docs and create engaging content like tutorials, sample code, and starter kits to educate and support developers. Acting as the "voice of the developer," you'll relay feedback to our product and engineering teams, ensuring Makeswift remains developer-friendly.

In this high-impact, high-visibility role, you'll represent Makeswift and BigCommerce at conferences, meetups, and events, where your expertise will resonate with the community. You'll also seek collaboration opportunities within the developer ecosystem to further Makeswift’s developer community goals.

Who you are

  • An engineer: You have proven experience in the technology industry as an engineer, technical product manager, developer community manager, developer advocate, developer educator, technically-minded entrepreneur, or similar roles.

  • Strong communicator: You have excellent verbal, written, and presentation-based communication skills. You can communicate complex technical concepts to a diverse audience.

  • Content creator: You have a knack for creating high-quality content in multiple formats, from technical content and tutorials to engaging product videos. An existing following is a big plus.

  • Passionate teacher: Sharing your knowledge with others excites you. You look forward to engage and educate the developer community.

  • Continuous learner: You not only have strong knowledge of development best practices but you have the ability to and seek to learn new languages, frameworks and technologies. You are enthusiastic about staying up-to-date with the latest trends and advancements in web development.

  • Extreme owner: You take initiative in coming up with and executing your own projects to meet a goal. You think outside the box.

  • Lead by example: You’re able to work as an individual contributor, leading your peers by example, as well as a manager, supporting and growing individuals within a team.

  • Nimble: You are open to changing focus and plans when priorities shift in the high-growth environment that is tech.

What you'll do

  • Craft and implement strategic plans that enhance developer awareness of Makeswift.

  • Seek out and maintain meaningful relationships and partnerships with the wider web development community.

  • Create content and resources targeted at web developers like example code or starter kits to fast-track developer engagement and success.

  • Serve as a prominent internal voice for the developer community, gathering feedback and ensuring our platform continuously evolves to be more developer-friendly.

  • Synthesize community feedback, providing clear, actionable insights to product and engineering teams to inform platform enhancements.

  • Represent Makeswift at developer conferences, community meetups, and events, engaging with the audience and delivering messages that resonate with developers.

  • And more..

Technologies we use



  • Competitive compensation

    Our parent company, BigCommerce, is a profitable, publicly traded company. Enjoy the perks and stability of big company life with startup flexibility and impact.

  • Flexible working schedule

    We believe in quality over quantity and that balanced human beings do better work. We focus on deliverables and will not micromanage your time.

  • Open vacation policy

    We want you to take time off to rest and recharge. We each take at least 3–4 weeks of vacation per year and recommend that you do the same.

  • Full health coverage

    It's important to us that our team is covered for all of their health needs. We offer full medical, vision, and dental for our employees and their families.

* The benefits listed above currently apply to our US based employees. We are happy to discuss comparable benefits with international applicants during the interview process.


Atlanta, GA


Yes, within 3 hours of EST


Full time