Technical Writer - Remote

Company: Tendermint
Location: San Francisco , California, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 12.JAN.2021


About us: At Tendermint Inc., we build, maintain, and promote critical state-of-the-art infrastructure for decentralized applications, such ...


About us: At Tendermint Inc., we build, maintain, and promote critical state-of-the-art infrastructure for decentralized applications, such as Tendermint Core & Cosmos SDK. We are the team who designed and implemented the gold standard of proof of stake protocols and got it launched on a public blockchain network, Cosmos. We're passionate, self-driven, industry leaders whose vision is to empower every human to contribute to solving the world's most urgent and complex problems. We believe that the technology we're building will have a major impact on how humans connect and coordinate on a global scale. Join our growing team and plug into the most powerful blockchain ecosystem.How we work:We have team members working from across North America, Europe, and Asia. We leverage agile methodologies to move quickly and stay focused. Communication is important to us and we rely heavily on Slack, Zoom, and GitHub to help us stay in sync. All the technology we build is open source. This is a full-time remote position and you're free to work from anywhere. Be advised that most team meetings occur between 8am and 12pm Pacific Time (UTC-8/-7). If you're applying from a location where these hours are outside your usual working hours, you'll be expected to adapt to our meeting times.About the role:As a Senior Technical Writer, you will write accurate, engaging, both user- and developer-facing documentation that adheres to the Cosmos technology stack's style guidelines. The Senior Technical Writer closely collaborates with managers and senior team members to constantly redact and review new styles, policies, and guidelines. They must show positive collaborative behavior and leadership, as each and every engineer at Tendermint is a leader, regardless of their seniority and experience and we posit that team members who show servant leadership behavior will actively empower and develop other team members.What you will be doing:Write for a variety of audiences, from non-technical end users to programmers, system administrators, and integratorsCreate materials for experienced software engineers as well as those who may be new to developing with Tendermint and CosmosCreate material such as - installation and upgrade guides, development best practices, release notes, technical papers, tutorials, and knowledge-base articlesRead design documents and specifications, build, install, and use pre-release software to assist in generating proper instructionsSelect appropriate medium, such as manuals or videos, for message or audienceEngage with the Tendermint and Cosmos communities through various meansStandardize content across platforms and mediaCollect user feedback to update and improve contentAnalyze documents to maintain continuity of style of contentWe're looking for someone who has:BS/BA or equivalent in Technical Communication, English, Computer Science, or a related fieldProficiency in EnglishProven experience working in a technical writing positionExcellent written and verbal communication skillsAbility to rapidly assimilate technical information from a variety of sourcesFlexibility to work with new technology in a fast-paced environmentFamiliarity with command line UNIX/LinuxExperience of working effectively as part of a distributed teamFamiliarity with using GitBasic programming skills using Golang, Rust, or other suitable languageKnowledge of HTML, Markdown and other documentation technologiesAbility to translate complex topics into understandable, digestible topicsAbility to collaborate with different teams within Tendermint and the Cosmos ecosystemNice to have:Understanding of main concepts of Cosmos SDK, Tendermint, running validatorsWhat we offer:The opportunity to be part of building the future of the InternetFlexible work scheduleExcellent benefits like educational budget, fitness and wellbeing spendFlexible PTOHealthcare, Dental and Vision insurance 100% covered for employees in the US401K Match in the USCompetitive salary (for this position, the Level range is 8-9 IC and the salary range is $120000.00 - $150000.00) Applying:To apply, please go through our online application process and include writing samples.Tendermint in the news:://

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