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Senior Programmer Writer

Senior Programmer Writer

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Would you like to join a team focused on producing high-quality technical publications for Amazon Web Services? Do you have the software development skills and deep technical background necessary to help maintain Amazon as the premier player in cloud computing and web services technology?

As a Senior Programmer Writer at Amazon Web Services (AWS), you will have the exciting opportunity to work with a stellar technical team to produce product documentation in a cross-functional, distributed environment. is deeply committed to being a leader in the web services marketplace, and one of the key measures of success is how well we support the vibrant developer community that consumes the AWS products. Our technical publications team plays a vital role in getting customers up and running quickly and making sure that the details of our products are clearly described and easy to understand.

The ideal candidate has a technical background that enables her or him to interact effectively with Software Development Engineers, Product Managers, and Technical Program Managers. In addition, the ideal candidate has excellent communication skills and a demonstrated ability to deliver high-quality technical publications.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Drive documentation planning with engineering teams.
  • Produce high-quality documentation for various web services, with a focus on developer tools and application management services such as AWS Elastic Beanstalk.
  • Independently follow designs and standards to develop and deliver documentation for AWS products.
  • Work as part of a team to produce conceptual, how-to, and API reference documentation for AWS products.
  • Conduct peer edits for grammar, style, and form.
  • Help define writing projects and determine priorities.

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Basic Qualifications

  • A minimum of 5 years in a technical writing role
  • Experience writing for the IT pro audience, dev ops audience, or developer audience
  • Ability to write example code in at least one of the following programming languages: JavaScript, Ruby, PHP, Java, C#, Python, C++, or Go
  • Proven experience using and following a style guide
  • Experience using multiple documentation tools to write, format, manage, and publish high-quality content
  • Experience working with XML-based publishing systems

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in English, Technical Writing, Computer Science or a related field highly desirable
  • Experience with cloud computing, Web Services, IaaS, PaaS, or related areas is a plus
  • Experience working with agile project management methodologies is a plus
  • Experience working with GitHub is a plus
  • Experience working directly with engineering teams
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • A proactive and open-minded attitude to resolving problems and delivering results
  • Passion to thrive in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment
  • Experience writing API reference documentation