• Senior Programmer Writer

    Location US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 1 week ago(8/7/2018 10:39 AM)
    Job ID
    652770
  • Job Description

    Would you like to join a team focused on producing high-quality technical publications for Amazon Web Services (AWS)? 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?

    We have an exciting opportunity on the team to write documentation for AWS Lambda and/or AWS IoT. Both the serverless space and the Internet of Things (IoT) space are rapidly growing areas, and we're looking for writers to help document new features and continuously improve existing docs based on customer feedback.

    As a Senior Programmer Writer at AWS, you get to work with a stellar technical team to produce product documentation in a cross-functional, distributed environment.

    Amazon.com 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 AWS Lambda or AWS IoT.
    • 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.


    ** For more information on Amazon Web Services, please visit http://aws.amazon.com **

    Basic Qualifications

    • A minimum of 7 years as a technical writer in a relevant field
    • Experience designing and delivering developer documentation
    • Experience writing for the developer audience
    • Ability to write example code in at least one of the following programming languages: Objective-C, Swift, 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
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