Senior Technical Writer Databricks

Full time Remote @Databricks Careers in Data Science , in Marketing
  • California, United States, San Francisco, CA View on Map
  • Post Date : November 8, 2021
  • Apply Before : February 1, 2022
  • Salary: $0 - $0 / Monthly
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Job Detail

  • Job ID 22902
  • Offered Salary Negotiable
  • Career Level senior-executive
  • Experience 7-years
  • Gender All
  • Qualifications Bachelor Degree, Master Degree, MBA
  • Language Requirement English
  • Region north-america
  • Other Classifications Startup, SaaS, Tech, Non-Tech
  • Remote Yes
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Job Description

While candidates in the listed locations are encouraged for this role, we are open to remote candidates in other locations.
As a Senior Technical Writer at Databricks, you will apply your considerable writing and technical skills to create compelling content that shows data scientists, data engineers, and data analysts how to use Databricks to solve their toughest machine learning and AI problems.
To succeed in this role, you must have the technical background to learn bleeding-edge big data tools very quickly. You must be passionate about writing, with a focus on clarity, straightforward storytelling, and an information architect’s approach to organizing material. The work is going to come fast and furious— we are growing at an unprecedented rate—-but you’ll never let up on your attention to detail or your advocacy for the customer. If this sounds exciting, we want to hear from you!
The impact you will have:

Write content:
Write high-impact documentation for all parts of the data science and data engineering lifecycle, including deployment and configuration guidance for IT and devops engineers, user guidance for data scientists and data engineers, API and command references, tutorials, walkthroughs, sample apps, and best practices guides
Collaborate closely with engineers and product managers to develop effective feature documentation
Collaborate closely with customer-facing technical staff (support engineers, solutions architects, developer relations) on best practices, onboarding material, and other scenario-based guidance
Contribute to doc site infrastructure and information architecture improvements:
Help doc team develop a persona-driven and use-case-based information-architecture approach to organizing contents
Help doc team in its continual effort to improve authoring and production tools and processes
Edit content and manage approvals:
Edit content contributed by engineering and the field for technical accuracy, grammar, usage, adherence to style, and fit within information architecture
Manage contributed articles through technical review, content edits, and publication

What we look for:

Writing and editing:
5+ years documenting sophisticated technologies for developers and IT professionals, or equivalent work experience (as a software developer, product manager, or solutions architect, for example)
Experience documenting SDKs, APIs, and similar tools
Mastery of the tools of the technical writer and editor: consistent voice, straightforward and lively style, understanding (or intuition!) of the rules of grammar and usage
Demonstrated understanding of information architecture concepts and how to apply them
Excellent interpersonal communication skills
Proven project management skills
Entrepreneurial, “can-do” approach
Proficiency in HTML, lightweight markup, and Git
Understanding of cloud and distributed data infrastructure
Basic proficiency in at least one programming language
Basic SQL proficiency and understanding of relational databases
Strong analytical skills, with excellent problem-solving abilities
Obsession with technical accuracy and attention to detail
Experience working with big data technologies (data warehouse, data analytics, ETL)
The ability to understand and test code samples in one of the following: Python, Java, Scala, R
Experience performing data analysis to drive decision-making
Experience developing short video tutorials
Experience creating effective and attractive diagrams


Comprehensive health coverage including medical, dental, and vision
401(k) Plan
Equity awards
Flexible time off
Paid parental leave
Family Planning
Gym reimbursement
Annual personal development fund
Work headphones reimbursement
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Business travel accident insurance

About Databricks
Want to help speed the development of medical breakthroughs? Make the next mode of transportation a reality? Or discover ways to reverse climate change? We’re on a mission to help data teams solve the world’s toughest problems. The opportunity is huge and Databricks has emerged as a leader. Thousands of enterprises — including Comcast, Virgin Hyperloop and H&M — already rely on us to power their businesses and we’re just getting started. Now it’s your turn – join us to grow your career and make an impact with some of the brightest minds in the industry.
Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
At Databricks, we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone can excel. We take great care to ensure that our hiring practices are inclusive and meet equal employment opportunity standards. Individuals looking for employment at Databricks are considered without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.

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