Technical Writer III

  • location: Sunnyvale, CA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $60 - $66.26 per hour
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Technical Writer III

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Position Description

  • PORTFOLIO REQUIRED (Link or Attachment) Content Strategist Position Description Who are we Google's User team is focused on creating experiences that are seamless, connected, and safe.
  • Billions of people rely on us every day to help them sign in easily and securely to 3rd party apps through Google OAuth, while also providing safeguards against OAuth Abuse.
  • OAuth is an open standard where users can grant 3rd party websites and applications access to their Google information without giving them passwords. OAuth Abuse is when 3rd party (3P) developers attain user data via Google OAuth APIs for nefarious purposes.
  • Our mission Make 3P access to Google user data safe (Safe = secure, private, meeting user expectations).
  • Limit 3P data access of sensitive user data to intended & legit uses. Preserve ability for apps to innovate on Google APIs.
  • Meet users' expectations regarding data security & privacy.
location: Sunnyvale, California
job type: Contract
salary: $60.00 - 66.26 per hour
work hours: 9am to 6pm
education: Bachelors
Job responsibilities

  • Collaborate with engineers, product managers, legal, and UX to plan and execute developer-facing content.
  • Balance design and business objectives with developer needs.
  • Plan and create a messaging strategy to help developers understand Google's new and evolving API policies.
  • Write technical documentation for our external developer audience, including API reference docs, developer guides, and email campaigns and blog posts for developers.
  • Act as a subject matter expert for technical writing within the team.
  • Design and organize documentation sets for new APIs and developer products.
  • Plan, document, and maintain writing guidelines and word lists for internal stakeholders.
  • What makes this job unique at Google Fighting OAuth Abuse is critical for ensuring users are safe when 3rd party developers have access to their data.
  • This is high-impact, high-visibility work.
BA/BS degree in Communication, English Literature or Human Computer Interaction, or related field.

skills: Mandatory

  • BA/BS degree in Communication, English Literature or Human Computer Interaction, or related field.
  • A portfolio with samples or case studies of your work.
  • 4+ years of relevant experience in researching and writing technical documentation including experience with writing technical customer-facing materials.
  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment.
  • Ability to write to (and help refine) the Identity/OAuth voice.
  • Ability to work closely with teammates from a variety of disciplines.
  • Track record of researching and writing effective documentation for engineers
  • High level of interest in learning new technologies; hands-on approach to understanding software; bold perspective on problem-solving; fearless attitude toward the unknown
  • Desired Experience with source code written in Java, C++, Python and/or JavaScript.
  • Strong record of independence and success in technical writing, including skills like overseeing a set of documents in multiple formats, establishing team writing goals and standards, fostering a single voice to establish brand, and managing up.
  • Experience working closely with engineering teams and program managers as part of the development process.
  • Experience with information architecture.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

Qualified applicants in San Francisco with criminal histories will be considered for employment in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

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