Technical Documentation Writer$ 30k/Year ($ 15/Hour for 40 hours of productive work per week) Remote Position Long-term
Have you excelled at creating technical articles to increase customer’s experience? Have you developed technical knowledge base articles or playbooks for multiple software products? Are you a rock star using instructional design tools? If so, you belong to our elite Knowledge Team!
We are looking for self-motivated and productive writers with lots of technical documentation experience to join our award winning team. Our technical writers have a creative and dedicated approach to high-quality documentation and are great at creating the right user communication.
As a Technical Documentation Writer, you will create and maintain our help center, maintain the central repository of knowledge articles, write pages and playbooks within the central support confluence space, and manage multiple stakeholders and Subject Matter Experts (SME). Your ability to work on multiple projects concurrently will be a great differentiator in this role.
The Technical Writer is responsible for writing and maintaining user documentation for our software products.
The writer provides leadership in improving our company’s technical customer communication and documentation.
This is a remote position, and therefore superb written and verbal communication skills are vital to success. You will create effective technical documents utilizing your instructional design experience and ability to understand where the knowledge gaps are.
You will be given the opportunity to learn about cutting-edge products and expand your technical knowledge and skills. You’ll be empowered to drive change and improve upon processes and redefine the customer experience with your user guides and articles.
Technical Writers excel at:
Creating and maintaining user documentation
Writing for different user personas
Understanding technical concepts
Transforming complex concepts into simple instructions
Planning out help strategies
If you want to learn more in a year than most will learn in a decade, you should apply now!
Create and maintain user documentation for our products, including installation guides, API manuals, SDK guides, and release notes
Solicit material and work from verbal communication, functional and requirements specifications, and interim builds of the software during the development phase
Evaluate and improve the effectiveness of documentation
Create the Aurea documentation architecture, standards, and production process, and contribute to these as needed in order to support changes in technology, style, or types of user interaction
Function as the customer advocate during software development, suggesting functional or user interface changes in support of usability
You will learn what it means to be part of an award-winning team writing great support content. You will learn to use various tools and technologies in use by our teams and work according to the standards of a very high-quality bar.
As a Technical Documentation Writer, you will be part of a fast pace remote work environment where information, processes, and procedures can literally change from one day to the other. You will learn to move fast, take risks and learn from failures. All your previous experience in effective documentation writing, will be amplified and our customer’s success will rely on how you develop vital technical documents. You will be empowered to create, maintain and proactively propose changes to our processes.
You will develop the ability to seek continuous improvement through our productivity tool, ‘WorkSmart,’ which will help you develop critical skills through identifying moments of high intensity and focus, communicate blockers to your manager, and see your progress on achieving metric performance goals. You will also receive candid feedback weekly to learn, develop and grow in your role and accelerate your career faster than in any other software company in the industry!
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What type of software products you would document?
The types of products we support range from vertical specific software to developer tools to retail and everything in between. Since most of the customer we support growth through acquisition - the portfolio is a broad list comprising of SaaS, on-premise software, tech-enabled managed service and pure IT consulting companies in North America and Europe.
Will the technical documentation writer be required to work on weekends?
Occasionally our team members will work on the weekends when we have an pressing deadline and the requirements aren’t met during the week. Most of the time this will not be required, however.
Which are the metrics you are measured by?
In this position, you will be expected to deliver weekly results. Your results will be measured by quality metrics (reviews of your draft work) as well as an overall count of units produced based on various tasks. You will be expected to perform at a high level for all of your metrics, which will be explained to you in detail upon starting.