• Programmer Writer

    Location US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 2 months ago(1/23/2019 9:45 AM)
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  • 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 Amplify, a comprehensive suite of products—libraries, tools, and services—for mobile and web app developers. App developers will use your documentation to add frontend and backend capabilities—such as AR/VR, bots, and real-time/collaborative interactions—that are powered by AWS. You will document new features and continuously improve existing documentation 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 libraries, tools, and services for mobile and web app developers.
    • 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

    • Degree in English, Technical Writing, Computer Science or a related field.
    • Experience designing and delivering developer documentation.
    • Ability to write example code in one or more of the following programming languages: JavaScript, Kotlin, Java, Swift, Objective-C.
    • 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 publishing systems that are based on XML, reStructuredText, or MarkDown.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • A minimum of 1 year of experience as a technical writer in a relevant field is preferred.
    • Experience with cloud computing, Web Services, IaaS, PaaS, or related areas is a plus.
    • Experience writing for mobile or web developers.
    • Experience with any of the following mobile development platforms and JavaScript frameworks: Android, iOS, React, React Native, Ionic, Angular JS, Vue.js.
    • 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.
    Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.
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