Technical Writer

Employer: Emerson Croft
  • Engineering
  • IT Software
  • Job type: full-time
    Job level: 1 - 5 years of experience
  • nationwide
    Updated at: 10.07.2020
    Short company description

    We are a Silicon Valley recruitment firm that powers companies used daily by millions of users. We work out of offices on 3 continents, with the majority of us working remotely from home or coworking spaces.


    BA/BS degree in Technical Communication, English, Instructional Design, Software Development, or a related field
    Proven work experience in writing technical software documentation
    Experience with web/app/mobile/e-commerce projects, background with project management tools
    Proficiency in spoken and written English

    Nice to haves:

    Prior experience at a growth-stage internet/software company
    University degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent
    Proven ability to create detailed, thoughtful, and actionable documents, including functional specifications, UI designs, workflow diagrams, etc.
    Experience in managing/leading people or teams
    Technical writing certification/Vocational training in technical writing
    PMP or Prince2 Certification


    Develop clean, succinct technical documentation, including technical specifications
    Maintain existing technical documents, keep related documentation up-to-date
    Develop, unify, and promote documentation best practices throughout the company
    Analyze technical/nontechnical literature for effectiveness, clarity, and adherence to company standards
    Conduct internet research for technical, administrative, and other related company needs
    Participate in, and lead the implementation of product development at all stages
    Establish success criteria for essential product features using meaningful metrics
    Define and document the scope and functionality of software features
    Assess potential product opportunities
    Guide, mentor, sanity check colleagues — assist in developing training materials

    Other info

    They’re looking for a fiercely independent and self-motivated person who can thrive in the comfort of their own work-space, on their own hours.

    Their company culture is intense, but professionally and personally rewarding. You’ll own projects, be expected to contribute ideas at a high level, and execute. Best of all, working in a remote setting allows you to spend less time in meetings and more time doing the things you love.