Our client is seeking a remote Technical Writer for a 6-month contract.

As a Senior Technical Writer, you will work in a cross-functional capacity to write clear, correct, comprehensive, and inclusive documentation for all our internal systems.

 You should be both a strong writer and technologist that will help our employees and users better understand our ecosystem and features. Additionally, this person will help us organize our existing documentation, in accordance with our engineering documentation standards.

 Responsibilities

– Plan, create, and maintain a wide variety of internal technical documentation for engineers and other employees.

– Coach non-writers by editing or proofreading their work and offering constructive feedback.

– Identify and address content gaps or the need for additional media, like diagrams or charts, to augment current documentation.

– Partner with senior engineers to document existing high-level architecture.

– Create an information architecture strategy to consolidate and organize our existing and future documentation.

– Assist in creating and maintaining a style guide that reflects not only technical excellence, but our inclusive values.

– Make it easier for contributors from the community, both internal and external, to submit high-quality documentation. This could include templates, writing prompts, or checklists.

 Qualifications

-You have expertise creating documentation for complex technologies that is both engaging and useful for the target audience.

– Experience using the Linux shell, Markdown, HTML/CSS, Git and/or at least one programming language (does not have to be in a professional context).

– You have experience using a flavor of version control—we use Git and GitHub to collaborate.

– Experience writing, editing, researching, and planning software documentation.

– Superb skills in grammar, style, minimalist documentation design, and effective information architecture.

– Great teaching skills that translate into amazing written work.

– Experience managing docs and assets as code.

-You are familiar with relevant tools and technologies, like Docker, Kubernetes, and microservices, and have the drive to stay up-to-date with ongoing changes and advancements.

 

Bonus Points

You’ve meaningfully contributed to open-source documentation.

 

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