Technical Writer

HashiCorp

United States of America / Remote
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Industry: Enterprise
  • Post Date: 06/16/2022
  • Website: hashicorp.com
  • Company Address: 101 2nd Street #700, San Francisco, CA, 94105

About HashiCorp

HashiCorp is the leader in infrastructure automation for multi-cloud environments. We are building solutions that enable innovation at global enterprises, offering them a common cloud operating model via consistent workflows to provision, secure, connect, and run their infrastructure with any application.

Job Description

About HashiCorp

At HashiCorp, we’re building a generation-defining infrastructure software company, powered by our core principles and a growing team of talented, committed professionals working together to help organizations seamlessly transition to and operate in the cloud. Founded in 2012 and headquartered in San Francisco, 85 percent of our employees work remotely, strategically distributed around the globe. From our inception we built the company with a remote-first approach because we believe talent has no boundaries.

About the Role

As a Technical Writer at HashiCorp, you will become familiar with HashiCorp products and write reference documentation that others can use to become experts. You will write technical reference documentation as well as assist engineers in writing documentation and reviewing their work. You will edit with an aim for accuracy, completeness, and intuitive information architecture. 

The HashiCorp product suite empowers individuals and companies to provision, secure, connect, and run applications in the cloud according to the modern cloud operating model.

This role is cross-functional between product, marketing, engineering, sales engineering, and customer success. You should be excited about taking feedback and requests from the field, learning about and documenting new product features, and explaining existing features and workflows in ever more concise and useful ways. You should be passionate about exploring and understanding systems, and about communicating with peers and colleagues across a variety of disciplines.

In this role you can expect to:

  • Review and help write documentation for new product features and functionality.
  • Organize existing documentation into a logical flow.
  • Collaborate with Engineering and Product to identify documentation gaps.
  • Gather feedback about documentation, identify areas of improvement, and implement solutions.
  • Empower others to write good documentation via templates, style guides, and clear information architecture.
  • Triage requests and decide what content should be published where.
  • Review documentation pull requests, which are submitted by a mix of software engineers, customer success, solutions engineers, and the general public.
  • Collaborate with Education Engineers to align terminology and knowledge, and to identify the proper formatting and placement for different kinds of content.
  • Become an informed user of a HashiCorp product (open source, cloud, and enterprise Terraform, Vault, Consul, or Nomad) and advise on explainability and terminology. 
    • Identify cross-linking opportunities between documentation and product user interfaces, tutorials, and marketing materials.
    • Collaborate with engineering on intuitive naming and labeling conventions.

You may be a good fit for our team if you have:

  • Experience in technical writing for software, especially code driven or command line driven software.
  • Familiarity with devops tools.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills - this will be tested during the interview process and is required to be successful.
  • Experience working on ongoing, multi-stakeholder projects. 
  • Experience structuring information to be easy to discover, navigate, and browse.
  • Experience editing the work of other writers.
  • Experience with Git and GitHub or another version control system.
  • Experience with Swagger, OpenAPI, or similar automated documentation systems.
  • Experience working with technical tools to validate information. 
  • Humility and curiosity, especially curiosity. 
  • Preferred: Hands-on experience in a technical field.
  • Preferred: Experience with provisioning, security, networking, or orchestration technologies.
  • Optional: Experience in teaching or education. This could be as a technical evangelist, tutor, or mentor.
  • Optional: Passed any HashiCorp certification exam.

Please include the following in your application: 

  • Cover letter or resume. 
  • Describe a written project you’ve collaborated on with stakeholders or Include a link to a sample of your writing.

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