Technical Writer

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Copywriting & Content
Job type
Full Time,
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23 Sep 2023
Computer Software

About Liferay

Helping companies build tailored solutions for customers, employees, and partners. All on one platform.

Liferay is a uniquely profitable B2B enterprise software company with 1,200+ fiery-eyed employees all across Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. As a renowned provider of enterprise open source technologies, we have been recognized by Gartner for empowering businesses around the world to solve complex digital challenges.  Liferay Experience Cloud is an all-in-one solution that unites our Liferay DXP and cloud platform capabilities with built-in analytics and B2B commerce functionality, reducing the time to market and allowing for accelerated innovation – serving notable customers across the globe such as Airbus, US Bank, Honda, and Desjardins.

But we don’t just make awesome software, we are also fueled by a greater-than-profit vision. By building a vibrant business, making technology useful, and investing in communities, we make it possible for people to reach their full potential to serve others. We give our employees five days off to volunteer at charities they’re excited about, and Liferay donates 10% of our profits to charities around the world. Oh, we’re also self-funded which gives us the freedom to work on whatever we think brings the most value to customers and communities in the long run!

About You and this Role:

Liferay seeks to expand its ability to empower, inspire, and influence hobbyist and professional developers by writing exceptionally accessible documentation and tutorials. To support this effort, Liferay seeks motivated, independent, and servant hearted Technical Writers to participate in organizing, writing, and revising product documentation.

Technical Writers work directly with the Sr. Documentation Project Lead to assess existing documentation content and structure, write or re-write documentation for publication, and are expected to participate in tactical decision making. The ideal candidate has a love for technology, is motivated, independent, servant hearted, detail oriented, has a passion for effective communication, and has a flexible work style that can adapt to changing conditions. This role collaborates with other Technical Writers and with relevant Product Team members; Including but not limited to Product Managers and Development Leads.

Key Objectives:

  • Plan, implement, and develop technical documentation for Liferay in direct collaboration with Senior Documentation Project Leads.
  • Write new documentation for new and regularly updated Liferay products
  • Write developer tutorials that empower developers to quickly see the value and power of Liferay development
  • Revise existing documentation to meet standards for brevity, clarity, and overall cohesion
  • Plan and write new documentation with development teams
  • Engage with managers, developers, and community to better understand documentation needs

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong verbal and written command of the English language, with an emphasis on brevity, clarity, and cohesion
  • Ability to read and understand source code written in Java and/or JavaScript
  • Working knowledge of of the tools used in Liferay’s writing and publication process: Markdown, Git, GitHub
  • Experience working in collaboration with software engineers on a regular basis
  • Experience in technical writing, product documentation, or online publishing

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with JAVA or JavaScript development
  • Experience working in a UNIX environment

What We Offer:

  • Salary package w/ competitive benefits according to qualifications and experience
  • Opportunities to take responsibility, grow professionally, and Stay Nerdy
  • A positive and collaborative work culture
  • Check out what employees say about us on Glassdoor
  • Working at a leading open-source company

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