Node.js Language Owner - Heroku

Heroku's Languages team owns the technical implementation and community experience for all of our languages: Ruby, Node, Python, PHP, the JVM, and Go. Each language has an owner who shepherds that language forward, both internally within Heroku and Salesforce, and externally in the open source community.

We're looking for an experienced JavaScript engineer to join our small team as the Node.js Language Owner. Language owners combine hard technical skills with soft skills including writing, collaboration, and evangelism - all with a very high degree of autonomy.

The most important qualifications for this position are JavaScript expertise, empathy, and self-direction.


  • Deep understanding of writing, running, maintaining, and debugging Node.js applications.

  • Ability to communicate effectively in person and in writing as a presenter, documenter, and troubleshooter.

  • The self-discipline and perspective to prioritize the needs of the platform, and then see them through.

  • The ability to collaborate both with other experts and with less experienced developers.

​You will be ultimately responsible for the holistic experience of Node.js on Heroku, including:

  • Maintaining the Node.js Buildpack and related services.

  • Writing and editing articles, how-to's, documentation, and examples.

  • Traveling to share your technical expertise at conferences and events.

  • Providing final-tier Node.js support.

  • Gathering product feedback to improve the Heroku platform for Node.js developers.

  • Working with the open source community.

About Us:

Heroku operates the world’s largest PaaS cloud, continuously delivering millions of apps with a high volume of deploys per day. Our vision is for developers to focus on their applications, and leave operations to us.

Heroku is a fast-growing business unit of Our work environment is collaborative, flexible and fun. We’re focused on technical and operational excellence and customer success.

Salesforce, the Customer Success Platform and world's #1 CRM, empowers companies to connect with their customers in a whole new way. The company was founded on three disruptive ideas—a new technology model in cloud computing, a pay-as-you-go business model and a new integrated corporate philanthropy model. These founding principles have taken our company to great heights, including being named one of Forbes World’s Most Innovative Company five years in a row and one of Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For eight years in a row. We are the fastest growing of the top 10 enterprise software companies, and this level of growth equals incredible opportunities to grow a career at Salesforce. Together, with our whole Ohana (Hawaiian for "family") made up of our employees, customers, partners and communities, we are working to improve the state of the world.



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