Senior Technical Writer (Product Documentation)

  • SignalFx
  • Research Triangle Park, Durham, NC, USA
  • Oct 12, 2019

Job Description

SignalFx, the only real-time cloud monitoring platform for infrastructure, microservices, and applications, is built on a massively scalable streaming architecture. We apply advanced analytics and data-science-directed troubleshooting to let operators find the root cause of issues in seconds. We are trusted by leading enterprises across almost every industry sector. SignalFx has a leading-edge technology platform, a stellar leadership team, a rich, diverse customer base, and the financial backing of Andreessen Horowitz, Charles River Ventures, General Catalyst and Tiger Global Management. If you have limitless energy and want to work for a game-changing company, we definitely want to talk to you. As a Senior Technical Writer at SignalFx, you will have the exciting opportunity to work with a stellar team to produce product documentation in a cross-functional, distributed environment. Technical writers at SignalFx play a vital role in getting our customers up and running quickly and making sure that they are able to scale and standardize their use of SignalFx across a broad set of technical users, including software developers, site reliability engineers and technical operations teams. The ideal candidate enjoys mastering new technologies and has both a demonstrated ability to deliver high-quality technical publications, and a technical background that enables them to easily interact with software engineers, product managers, and technical pre- and post-sales teams. You will be coordinating with a team in Poland, and must be able to align working hours to coordinate closely with our team based in Krakow, Poland. Key Responsibilities Create, produce and revise high-quality UI, integration, and API documentation associated with SignalFx installation, configuration, and usage Participate in the planning of documentation projects with engineering teams and product management Edit, clarify, and proofread documentation written by others Manage multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment Help develop designs and standards to develop and deliver documentation for SignalFx products Basic Qualifications A minimum of 7 years in a technical writing or lead writing role Experience documenting SAAS products, targeting multiple audiences, output formats, and use cases Proven experience designing and delivering documentation targeted at developers or infrastructure and operations engineering teams Experience using multiple documentation tools to develop base templates and manipulate output styles Experience using Git as a version management tool, including working with branches, pull requests, and merge conflicts Experience working directly with development teams Collaborative, creative, empathetic, and curious, with a proactive and open-minded attitude to resolving problems and delivering results Skilled at communicating technical concepts clearly and precisely Ability to quickly iterate and improve Preferred Qualifications Degree in Computer Science or related field highly desirable, experience with monitoring or management software a big plus Experience with installation and configuration of cloud infrastructure and services Experience working in an agile environment, with both onsite and remote team members working in multiple time zones Experience building documentation using Sphinx and ReadTheDocs If you’d like to join one of the fastest growing and most exciting tech companies in the Silicon Valley, contact us! This position has the ability to make a huge impact. Your compensation will include a competitive salary, stock options, cool perks, and generous benefits. SignalFx is committed to fostering a culture of inclusion and connectedness. We believe we are able to grow and learn better together with a diverse team of employees. We welcome the distinct contributions that everyone brings in terms of their education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, gender identity and expression, nationality, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs. We are a proud Equal Opportunity Employer.