Technical Writer

Confidential Company  •  Mountain View, CA

Less than 5 years experience  •  Internet Services

$90K - $110K
Posted on 11/28/17 by Anthony Desimone
Mountain View, CA
Less than 5 years experience
Internet Services
$90K - $110K
Posted on 11/28/17 by Anthony Desimone

*Candidates must provide 2-3 work samples with the resume candidates Must interview in Person** 

Project Overview: 

Technical writers communicate complex information clearly, concisely, and accurately. Technical writers are a key link between engineers, marketingassociates, developer advocates, and external users and developers who constitute the ecosystem. As a technical writer, your role might focus on writing conceptual overviews and procedures, reading and writing example code, or updating FAQs and help centers. 

Overall Responsibilities: 

The Technical Writer will develop and release technical documentation and education programs that help engineers be more productive and knowledgeable.

You work closely with the engineers and members of EngineeringEducation (EngEDU) to help define and build the next phase of technical education programs and tools. 

Top 3 daily responsibilities: 

Write and edit technical documentation for the engineers. 

Create or review sample code to supporteducation programs and documentation. 

Design and build classes for Google engineers, working closely with subject matter experts. 

Required Skills: 

BA/BS degree in Technical Writing, English, Journalism, Computer Science, or a related field 

4 years experience planning, researching, writing, and editing high-quality technical documents or course materials. 

Ability to navigate a complex technical landscape and interact with multiple engineers to assemble classes and documentation. 

Ability to read and understand source code written in C++, Python, or Java. 

Nice to have: 

Independence and initiative (e.g. curious, resilient, and comfortable with ambiguity). 

Ability to learn quickly (e.g. provide deeply technical and process-oriented documentation “on-demand”). 

Assertive and comfortable taking risks (e.g. rewrite docs vs. waiting for requests to rewrite). 

Experience defining the overall structure of a documentation set. 

Ability to write sample code in C++, Python, Java. 

Proficiency with HTML, Markdown, and CSS. 

 Proficiency in a UNIX environment.

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