Documentation Engineer

  • Blockstack
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Feb 05, 2020
Full-time Technical Writing Remote-Friendly

Job Description

Blockstack is seeking an experienced Documentation Engineer to join the product team who is passionate about developer experience. In this role, you’ll gain a deep understanding of the Blockstack platform and craft documentation to help open source developers design, build, and deploy their Blockstack apps. 


You will collaborate with engineering, product, growth teams while leading the strategy and execution for all documentation. We are a small but mighty team, and we pride ourselves on being first, and foremost, a developer platform. The success of that platform, and thousands of developers, will rest on your shoulders—the role requires a sharp analytical mind, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a passion for learning. 

What you'll do:

• Write goal-based developer tutorials and reference documentation

• Implement and evangelize documentation standards, guidelines and best-practices

• Organize documentation and make it easily discoverable

• Analyze documentation performance to increase developer happiness and success

What we’re looking for:

• Ability to write for a wide-range of audiences 

• Ability to read source code, build development branches, and test small samples

• Solid understanding of developers and their pain points/motivations

• Can dig deep into technology and troubleshoot issues independently

• Is persistent and creative in order to get the information needed to get the job done

• 5 years of experience writing developer documentation

• Experience with development tools and practices(GitHub and similar docs-as-code environment)

• Experience measuring documentation quality through qualitative and quantitative methods

• Sound English writing skills

Benefits & Perks:

• Equity and Stacks tokens (STX - are the native token of the Blockstack computing network)

• Remote workers can expense co-working spaces

• An annual $1,200 budget for learning and development

• Daily lunch (even if you’re remote!)

• Paid time off & Unlimited sick days

• 100% paid gold level health benefits, including vision and dental with no deductible

• Free life and disability insurance

• Health and dependent care(FSA)

• Up to 16 weeks of paid parental leave

• Pre-tax commuter benefits

• 401k with 3% match

• Your choice of technical setup and equipment

Company Highlights:

• Public Benefit Corporation on a mission to enable an secure and private decentralized internet which will benefit all internet users: Blockstack Source Code

• Remote first team with HQ in New York City

• $75 total raised. $23M from first ever SEC qualified token offering in the U.S.

• 8,000 + active developers and enthusiasts in the community

• 300+ apps launched on Blockstack

• Work alongside leading PHD experts in computing


Blockstack PBC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and deeply cares about building a diverse team. Blockstack PBC is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by law.

Please note that benefits vary by country, the ones shown above are for our full time U.S. based employees. Benefit information for non-US based positions will be provided to individuals who interview for those roles.