Technical Writer / Documentation Engineer

Seattle, WA
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Saraya Kohloff

Job Description:

As a Documentation Engineer, you will be part of a technical writing team responsible for the quality, discoverability, and accuracy of developer-focused 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.

● Top 3 must-have HARD skills:

  1. Experience writing for developer audiences
  2. Experience in testing API code and writing API documentation
  3. Familiar with programming languages, such as Python, PHP, C++

Writing sample required

Required Skills:

- Create and maintain internal and external documentation for technologies and tools.

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

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

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

- Create and maintain code sample fragments and sample apps.

Preferred Skills:

- Basic knowledge of programming

- Write and test simple sample code

- Read and understand sample code

- Use command line tools

Minimum Qualifications:

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

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

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

- Experience testing and writing API documentation for developer audience.

- Experience writing, proofreading, and editing.

- Experience producing and organizing content with a logical flow.

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

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

- Experience meeting multiple deadlines.

Client Description:

Based in Menlo Park, California, this top social media company builds technologies that help people connect. Their mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together.

With a culture of constantly iterating, solving problems and working together to connect people all over the world, it’s important that their workforce reflects the diversity of the people they serve. Hiring people with different backgrounds and points of view helps make better decisions, build better products and create better experiences for everyone.

Working here, you’ll:

  • Be part of their mission of community building

  • Work on the most visible apps and services in the social media industry

  • Work in an Agile environment, in constant iteration and problem-solving mode

  • Have a hand in developing products that empower more than 3 billion people around the world to share ideas, offer support and make a difference

Why work with AQUENT? Check out our awesome benefits: https://aquent.com/find-work/talent-benefits

Aquent is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.