It’s not your imagination – there are a lot more gigs for developer evangelists out there than they used to be. If you’re hiring for the role, you know the competition is fierce. More companies are hiring more developer relations professionals than the software industry has seen before. The fine folks at Hoopy reported in one of the few regular quantitative views into the discipline that the number of devrel crews over 30 people grew 5x from 2018 to 2019.
With more companies hiring developer evangelists, it can become difficult to know which one has the gig you’ll absolutely love. Figuring that out comes down to one easy question you can answer before you even apply.