Technical Writer

Opilio Recruitment
London (South)
From £35,000 to £70,000 per annum
14 Oct 2016
22 Oct 2016
Contract Type
An unmissable opportunity as a Technical Writer is required to work for a global leader for a SaaS-based provider of a mobile engagement platform. As the Technical Writer, your role will be on the front line of communicating the technical vision, architecture and API specifics to the widest possible developer audience. The Technical Writer will be the guardian of the specification documents – ensuring that the APIs are presented as compellingly, coherently and as freshly as possible. The overwhelming majority of your work will be released as open source documentation under a permissive license, improving transparency and community involvement wherever possible. Role and Responsibilities As the Technical Writer your responsibilities will include: •Editing, nurturing and releasing the constantly evolving a ‘living spec’ and API documentation – bridging the gap from the developers’ specification drafts to a single coherent and consistent monolithic document. •Writing and collating an exemplary library of tutorials to improve the accessibility of the ecosystem to the widest possible developer audience. •Writing blog posts to document and promote the technical progress of the ecosystem •Working with the wider developer community to incorporate their feedback into the spec and tutorials, and help enthuse them •Helping create and nurture a generally decentralized communication community – be it through powered chatrooms, message boards, blogs, etc. •Contributing to the public face and to the developer community, both online (tutorials, blogs, chatrooms, web forums, etc) and offline (conferences, hackathons, hackdays, etc) Experience and Skills Experience required for the Technical Writer: •Be wildly enthusiastic about technology, with proven evidence of effectively communicating their passion to a wide audience (e.g. blogging) •Be enthusiastic and knowledgeable about at least one of VoIP, Messaging, Media/Graphics development, Game programming, Network programming or Mobile App development. •Have proven practical experience in technical documentation of complex API specifications and associated example and tutorial code – providing links to existing open source contributions. •Have sufficient strong knowledge of software development to be comfortable editing and maintaining a complex and extensive API documentation set, including examples. Experience in development in one of Python, Java, C, Go or similar is a requirement. •Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills •Have familiarity with open source development communities •Be comfortable interacting with online development communities via group chat and forum systems. •Be able to travel internationally to represent at events •Be able to help set own objectives within a small and rapidly evolving team, and be persistent in pursuing them. •Want to build a community which will change the world. This job was originally posted as