Technical Writer, Google Cloud Platform

  • Google
  • Warsaw, Poland
  • Oct 13, 2020
Full-time Technical Writing

Job Description

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • Relevant experience (e.g., technical writing, product documentation, or online publishing).
  • Experience with writing technical customer-facing materials.
  • Experience with source code written in Java, C++, Python and/or JavaScript.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience working in teams committing code and working with version control.
  • Working technical knowledge of a cloud technology platform.
  • Ability to navigate ambiguity, support multiple projects, and meet deadlines in a fluid environment.

About the job

Technical writers communicate complex information clearly, concisely and accurately, and without relying on jargon. As a technical writer, your role involves tasks such as writing conceptual overviews and procedures, reading and writing example code, or updating help center queries and FAQs. Technical writers play a big part at Google. They are a key link between engineers, marketing associates, developer advocates, as well as all the external users and developers, tying together many vital but disparate parts of the Google ecosystem.

Technical Writers take complex information and communicate it clearly, concisely and accurately without relying on technical or corporate jargon. With a unique cross-functional perspective, our team of Technical Writers are the key link between our engineers, marketing associates, developer advocates, and external developers who build apps with Google Cloud.

As a Technical Writer, you juggle a variety of responsibilities, including managing and leading documentation projects, testing and reviewing features and code, updating API reference documentation, and creating new developer guides that teach developers how to use Compute Engine.

Google Cloud helps millions of employees and organizations empower their employees, serve their customers, and build what’s next for their business — all with technology built in the cloud. Our products are engineered for security, reliability and scalability, running the full stack from infrastructure to applications to devices and hardware. And our teams are dedicated to helping our customers and developers see the benefits of our technology come to life.

Responsibilities

  • Write technical documentation for our external developer audience, such as API references and developer guides.
  • Design and organize documentation sets for new APIs and developer products.
  • Edit, clarify, and proofread documents written by others, and coach non-writers on ways to improve their writing skills.
  • Supplement developer documentation for Cloud APIs and Cloud products with relevant sample codes.
  • Work with a global team of engineers, product teams, and other technical writers. Support and grow the technical writing team in Poland.