Technical Writer (API and Developer Documentation)
Местоположение и тип занятости
Our Saint-Petersburg office is looking for an experienced technical writer to join our DevExpress (devexpress.com) Documentation team - a leading vendor of UI components (js.devexpress.com) and testing tools (testcafe.io).
Our ideal candidate is
technically skilled and knows how to write well. Motivated self-starters
who can produce high-quality technical content and work well in a team
are also welcome.
As a technical writer, you will:
- Create and maintain documentation that targets developers and helps them learn efficiently: API reference, concept articles, tutorials, how-to topics, release notes.
- Manage the documentation's production and publishing.
- Write articles and blog posts about product features, benefits, and use cases.
- Create video resources, including feature reviews, lessons, and tutorials.
- Create code examples and sample applications that demonstrate the best practices of the product use.
- Establish API naming and author text for the UI.
- Ensure consistent and accurate terminology across the product line.
- Study product features and use cases by communicating with developers, product managers, support engineers, designers, examining the source code, and testing the product manually.
- Cooperate with team-mates to improve product quality, usability, architecture, and design.
- At least two years of experience in technical writing for IT companies.
- Excellent command of English.
- Clear, concise, and accurate writing, excellent grammar and spelling, strong editing skills.
- Ability to quickly grasp complex technical concepts (related to architecture, code, UX) and communicate them clearly to the developer audience.
- Focus on quality. Strong attention to detail. Obsession with technical accuracy.
- Excellent planning and organizational skills.
- Experience with Git, plaintext workflows (Markdown or others), and build systems.
- Experience in using video creation and editing tools for screencasts and tutorials.
- Experience with object-oriented programming (classes, types, objects, inheritance, instances, events).
- Passion for writing, coding, and technology.
- Excellent problem-solving and interpersonal skills: a can-do and open-minded attitude, a determination to communicate efficiently, resolve problems, and deliver results.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced and collaborative work environment with minimal supervision.
- Salary in USD according to the current exchange rate. Paid twice a month + possible bonus for personal success.
- Promotion opportunities. We have a transparent salary grade scale with fixed pay levels. Your grade grows as you progress professionally, so does your salary.
- Flexible working hours. A business day is 8 hours + one hour for the lunch break. You can allocate it as you find convenient: from 8 to 17, from 9 to 18, from 10 to 19, or as discussed.
- A friendly team with a great corporate culture.
- Social benefits: 28-day vacation (in one piece or split), medical insurance, 100% paid sick leave.
- A cozy office in the city center (near Chkalovskaya metro station) with a break-out area and free unlimited coffee, snacks, yogurts, and fruits.
- Remote work is an option.