- Technical writers communicate complex information clearly, concisely, and accurately.
- Technical writers are a key link between engineers, marketing associates, developer advocates, and external users and developers who constitute the Google 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.
- As a Technical Writer in Google's Engineering Excellence team, you develop and release technical documentation and education programs that help Google engineers be more productive and knowledgeable.
- You work closely with Google engineers and members of Engineering Education (EngEDU) to help define and build the next phase of technical education programs and tools.
location: Sunnyvale, California
job type: Contract
salary: $50.00 - 55.21 per hour
work hours: 9am to 6pm
- Write and edit technical documentation for Google engineers.
- Create or review sample code to support education programs and documentation.
- Design and build classes for Google engineers, working closely with subject matter experts.
- Provide single point-of-contact support to multiple engineering teams.
- Manage communications between engineers and program manager.
BA/BS degree in Technical Writing, English, Journalism, Computer Science, or a related field (or 4 years of relevant experience in lieu of degree).
skills: Skill/Experience/Education Mandatory
- BA/BS degree in Technical Writing, English, Journalism, Computer Science, or a related field (or 4 years of relevant experience in lieu of degree).
- 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. Proficiency with HTML, Markdown, and CSS.
- 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 in a UNIX environment.
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