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Technical Writer

A bit about Scalyr

Scalyr’s mission is to build the best tool for engineers to understand their operational systems. Our CEO, Steve Newman, cofounded Writely (aka Google Docs). Frustrated by the fact that visibility tools - even Google’s in-house tools - weren’t keeping up, he started Scalyr to build a better solution. It’s lightning fast, feature-rich and customers love it. The opportunity in front of us is huge and we are still in the very early days. This is going to be one of those companies where people will look back and say “I wish I’d been there when…” Well, this is “when”.

Your opportunity

We are seeking an experienced technical writer to join our team and produce high-quality documentation for our product and contribute to its overall success. You will work with product management, engineering, customer success, and other company staff as well as customers to obtain an in-depth understanding of our product and the documentation requirements.

You will be responsible for creating and maintaining user guides, administration manuals, API specification, how-tos, and best practices documentation.

Scalyr - and your hiring manager - are committed to understanding your particular career aspirations and providing you with the professional development and career mentorship to help you get to and stay at the top of your game. Our goal is to give you an excellent experience - one on which you look back later as having been where you were best supported, received great mentorship and coaching, grew the most, and did your best work.

Your skills

  • Demonstrated excellence in delivering high quality documentation
  • Ability to communicate complex or technical information easily
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven experience working in a technical writing position, preferably in enterprise cloud software
  • System administration, and/or DevOps background preferred
  • Skilled at prioritization and multi-tasking
  • Ability to work individually or in a group

Your benefits

  • Competitive salary & equity at a fast growing startup
  • Fully funded comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • 401k
  • Free lunch
  • Flexible schedule - we all work from home on Wednesdays
  • Unlimited vacations
  • Company hikes on Tuesdays and Thursdays  
  • Easygoing, low-stress, considerate and fun office environment
  • Whatever equipment you need to get the job done

Our commitment to diversity

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

And finally...

Scalyr is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. Headhunters and recruitment agencies may not submit resumes/CVs through this Web site or directly to managers. Scalyr does not accept unsolicited headhunter and agency resumes. Scalyr will not pay fees to any third-party agency or company that does not have a signed agreement with Scalyr.