Technical Writer at Linode

Remote | Freelance | International
Linode

Technical Writer

  • Philadelphia, PA  or Remote US
  • Contract
  • Marketing

Linode, the leader in cloud computing for developers, is seeking a talented Technical Editor Contractor to join our growing documentation team. As a Technical Editor Contractor at Linode, you will be required to edit tutorials, how-tos, and guides for Linode’s open-source library of documentation. You should have significant prior experience with, and knowledge of, Linux and open-source software. You will need a command of the English language, and a working knowledge of Git.

You will help Linode maintain existing documentation, and edit new how-to guides and tutorials on a wide range of topics relevant to Linode cloud computing users. For instance, you may be tasked with editing a tutorial with instructions for a new version of a Linux distribution or editing a guide on how to install a new content management system. You will work alongside a knowledgeable, experienced group of technical writers in a collaborative environment.

This is a fully-remote contract position and we are accepting applications from anywhere worldwide.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Edit, organize and curate technical content about Linux, Cloud, and software development topics.
  • Edit and proofread documentation created by other writers and subject matter experts in a collaborative editing environment
  • Work directly with Engineering, Product, and Customer Support teams to collect information required for the preparation of documents, and develop a strong technical understanding of the topics.
  • Contribute to plans for creating new guides and editing existing documentation
  • Work independently and cross-functionally under general supervision
  • Suggest improvements to our style guide and linter.
  • Edit for technical accuracy, readability, and usability.

Job Requirements

  • BA/BS in Technical Communications, English, Computer Science, or another subject.
  • 2+ years of technical writing experience.
  • Experience with Git and Github.
  • Outstanding proofreading and editing skills.
  • The ability to read and understand code: Python, Javascript, Java, Go, etc.
  • The ability to use a Linux shell environment.
  • Experience working in an agile environment.
  • Familiarity with SEO best practices.

Work With Us

  • Flexible work hours
  • A Macbook Pro: to use around the office and at home.
  • Free hosting service: Take advantage of some Linode service – we’ll pick up the tab.

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