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Senior Technical Writer



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Marketing & Communications, IT
Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Saturday, February 3, 2024

Fauna is a distributed document-relational database delivered as a cloud API. With Fauna, developers can simplify code, reduce costs, and ship applications faster by replacing their database infrastructure with a highly productive and programmable data API that combines the power of custom business logic with the ease of TypeScript. The underlying globally distributed storage and compute engine is fast, consistent, and reliable, with a modern security infrastructure. Itself a serverless offering, Fauna is quick to get started with and lets developers experience freedom from database operations at any scale.

We're disrupting a $60B+ operational database market, growing quickly, and looking to hire, develop and empower the best! You’ll be working with a talented team of people who have built highly successful companies and globally-distributed systems at companies such as AWS, Google, Microsoft, Okta, Databricks, Oracle, Cloudera, MongoDB, NewRelic and Twitter.

We have a great opportunity for a senior technical writer. In this role, you'll create developer guides, in-depth documentation on product features and API reference materials. You'll also continuously improve existing documentation based on customer feedback and engineering progress. You will work directly with the development teams in a cross-functional, distributed environment. Your technical background will enable you to work effectively with software development engineers, product managers and other teams. Your demonstrated ability as a strong communicator will help you as you deliver high-quality technical publications.

What You Will Do:

  • Drive the strategy and planning for product documentation in collaboration with engineering teams
  • Define and plan content projects, set targets, and measure the success and effectiveness of deliverables as you leverage agile development methodology
  • Design, organize, draft, and edit technical documentation for developers
  • Develop code samples and interactive tutorials that will help developers acclimate quickly, and solve querying and data modeling problems
  • Work closely with engineering, product, QA, and support teams to ensure quality and accuracy of content
  • Assist the documentation team in the development and enforcement of stylistic guidelines
  • Help Fauna build an amazing company through contributing lessons learned, supporting internal projects, and process automation

What You Will Bring:

  • 5+ years of experience in writing technical documentation for a developer audience
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, English, Journalism, Technical and/or Professional Writing, or a related degree, or equivalent industry experience
  • Proven record of writing accurate, clear, and concise developer targeted documentation
  • Demonstrated ability to apply information architecture techniques
  • Ability to write code examples with at least one of the following programming languages: Javascript, Go, C#, Python

Bonus Points:

  • Familiarity with databases (relational, document-oriented, key-value stores, etc.), distributed systems, SaaS, or serverless development
  • Experience with GitHub and docs-as-code documentation process
  • Experience with markup languages like reStruturedText, Markdown, or Asciidoc, and

The US base salary range for this full-time position is $100,000-$140,000. Compensation offered will be determined by factors such as location, level, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Please note that the compensation details listed in US role postings reflect the base salary only, and do not include equity or other benefits which certain roles may be eligible for.

Fauna is a well-funded, high growth startup with the mission to make working with operational data productive, scalable and secure for every software team. We're backed by Madrona Ventures, GV (formerly Google Ventures), Addition Capital, CRV, and many Silicon Valley angel investors.

Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area with offices in San Mateo and Seattle, Fauna also has a remote employee presence throughout the Americas and Europe. We embrace a hybrid work culture which offers employees the flexibility to work from home or our office locations depending on their geography. In exchange for your hard work and contributions, Fauna provides you with market competitive compensation, meaningful early stage Equity Grant, and a robust benefits plan.

Building a great company requires talented, passionate, and committed team members. We are relentless in pursuing our mission while working together as one team aligned by our core principles. If you are that type of person who is excited by those pursuits, we want to hear from you!

Fauna is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Our company is committed to fair hiring practices, and building a diverse environment for our employees. You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, citizenship, immigration status, or veteran status.

The Talent Acquisition Team at Fauna works primarily on a direct sourcing model; Fauna does not accept resumes from recruitment agencies and is not responsible for any related fees for resumes submitted to job postings, directly to hiring managers, or any of our employees.

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