Documentation Engineer / Technical Writer

Less than 5 years experience  •  Internet Services

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/19/17
Menlo Park, CA
Less than 5 years experience
Internet Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/19/17


Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities — we're just getting started.


As one of our fantastic technical writers, you will be part of a team responsible for the quality, discoverability and accuracy of the content, for both internal and external technologies. You will do hands-on research and obtain necessary technical content from subject matter experts while translating it into clear, concise, structured documentation. This means sometimes you are documenting something yourself, sometimes you are editing contributed content from someone else, and other times you are fixing and reorganizing existing documentation. In addition, you may also have opportunities to do some coding and project management for various documentation requests.

Required Skills:

  1. Create and maintain internal and external documentation for technologies and tools used within Facebook.

  2. Work closely with engineering, product, and support teams to ensure the quality, discoverability, and accuracy of the content you create and develop.

  3. Design, write, and edit technical and process documentation.

  4. Navigate through multiple platforms such as web, iOS, and Android.

  5. Create and maintain code sample fragments and sample apps.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. BA/BS degree in computer science, technical writing, physics, mathematics, or chemistry or equivalent experience.

  2. 3+ years experience in writing, technical documentation, and/or developer outreach for a developer audience.

  3. 2+ years experience with a programming language such as JavaScript, Objective-C, Java, PHP, Python, etc.

  4. Experience writing, proofreading and editing.

  5. The ability to produce and organize content with a logical flow.

  6. Experience with authoring tools such as XML, HTML, Markdown, Adobe Photoshop, and Illustrator.

  7. Experience programming, using the command-line, trying out user interfaces, and working with prototype hardware in test environments.

  8. Experience meeting multiple, deadlines.

Industry: Internet

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