Programmer Writer

Seattle, WA 98109

Employment Type: Perm Job Category: Technical Writer Job Number: 19576

Key Responsibilities:
  • Drive the development and product documentation for Advertising APIs
  • Apply documentation design standards to produce high-quality documentation for various Advertising services
  • Write or edit code samples to support documentation
  • Produce high-quality documentation for various Advertising APIs
  • Independently follow designs and standards to develop and deliver documentation for Advertising products
  • Work as part of a team to produce conceptual, how-to, and API reference documentation for Advertising products
  • Help define metrics for Help Center usage and use a data-driven approach to prioritize and drive improvements
  • Conduct peer edits for grammar, style, and form
  • Help define writing projects and determine priorities

Basic Qualifications:
  • Degree in Technical Writing, Computer Science, or a related field is highly desirable
  • 3+ years as a technical writer in a relevant field
  • 5+ years of overall experience in a relevant industry
  • Experience designing and delivering developer documentation
  • Ability to write example code in one or more of the following programming languages: Java, JavaScript, Python
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working directly with development teams
  • Proven experience using and following a style guide
  • Passion to thrive in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment

Preferred Qualifications
  • Degree in English, Technical Writing, Computer Science or a related field highly desirable
  • Experience working with a programming language, such as Java, Python, C#, PHP, Ruby, etc
  • Sharp analytical abilities and proven design skills
  • A thorough understanding of the software development lifecycle (SDLC)
  • Previous experience working in an agile programming environment
  • Experience creating API and SDK documentation
  • Experience working with GitHub/Git is a plus
  • Experience contributing documentation to open-source projects
  • Experience working with publishing systems that are based on XML, reStructuredText, or MarkDown.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • A proactive and open-minded attitude to resolving problems and delivering results
  • Previous experience writing API reference documentation is a plus

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