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BlackBerry Corporation IVY Ecosystem & Development Community, Senior Manager in San Ramon, California

Worker Sub-Type: Regular

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The candidate will be responsible to promote IVY with the broader community of automotive and non-automotive developers and solution providers. He/she will be responsible to spread the word about IVY and the benefits of adopting it as part of a new connected vehicle solution. The candidate will work closely with BlackBerry and AWS teams, and act as the conduit between IVY and the outside developer community.  This role will report to the Head of IVY Ecosystem Development.


  • Own the IVY developer community growth strategy and objectives
  • Work closely with product and corporate marketing teams on various offline and online initiatives to drive IVY community awareness and adoption
  • Execute on community-building activities such as newsletters, web/online resources, white papers, forum, social media activity, as well as hackathons and design contest in partnership with AWS and BBLabs technical teams
  • Run online and (when needed/possible) in-person developer events to help them get to know IVY platform, the resources and the opportunities to work together with BlackBerry and AWS.
  • Act as first contact point for the broad developer community interested in learning about IVY.
  • Set, track and report regularly on community growth.
  • Define and implement new strategies to grow the community of developers familiar with IVY, and drive their engagement

Desired Qualifications:

  • Relevant/related experience: Minimum 8 years with a BS/BA or 7 years with an MS/MA or PhD degree Well versed in technical topics. Understands IVY platform concepts and can engage a highly technical audience.
  • Familiar with nurturing and growing developer communities and technical programs.
  • Significant experience putting on events and engaging developer communities with autonomy
  • Entrepreneurial and self-starter. Able to define the required activities and tasks necessary to achieve community growth.
  • Previous experience in community management, product marketing and automotive industry are highly desirable.

    Job Family Group Name: Marketing & Communications
    Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40

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