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Technical Writer

Full-Time
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Job Location:
Remote
Level:
Mid-Level
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Category:
Technical
Posted on:
October 28, 2020
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Job Description

Tendermint Inc is looking for someone who has a BS / BA or equivalent in Technical Communication, English, Computer Science or a related field, proficiency in English, demonstrated experience working in a technical writing position.

  • At Tendermint Inc., we build, maintain, and promote critical state-of-the-art infrastructure for decentralized applications, such as Tendermint Core & Cosmos SDK.
  • We are the team who designed and implemented the gold standard of proof of stake protocols and got it launched on a public blockchain network, Cosmos.
  • We’re passionate, self-driven, industry leaders whose vision is to empower every human to contribute to solving the world’s most urgent and complex problems.
  • We believe that the technology we’re building will have a major impact on how humans connect and coordinate on a global scale. Join our growing team and plug into the most powerful blockchain ecosystem.

How We Work

  • We have team members working from across North America, Europe, and Asia.
  • We leverage agile methodologies to move quickly and stay focused.
  • Communication is important to us and we rely heavily on Slack, Zoom, and GitHub to help us stay in sync.
  • All the technology we build is open source.
  • This is a full-time remote position and you’re free to work from anywhere.
  • Be advised that most team meetings occur between 8am and 12pm Pacific Time (UTC-8/-7).
  • If you’re applying from a location where these hours are outside your usual working hours, you’ll be expected to adapt to our meeting times.

What You Will Be Doing

  • Create materials for experienced software engineers as well as those who may be new to developing with Tendermint and Cosmos
  • Create material such as – installation and upgrade guides, development best practices, release notes, technical papers, tutorials, and knowledge-base articles
  • Read design documents and specifications, build, install, and use pre-release software to assist in generating proper instructions
  • Select appropriate medium, such as manuals or videos, for message or audience
  • Engage with the Tendermint and Cosmos communities through various means
  • Standardize content across platforms and media
  • Collect user feedback to update and improve content
  • Analyze documents to maintain continuity of style of content

We’re Looking For Someone Who Has

  • BS/BA or equivalent in Technical Communication, English, Computer Science, or a related field
  • Proficiency in English
  • Proven experience working in a technical writing position
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to rapidly assimilate technical information from a variety of sources
  • Flexibility to work with new technology in a fast-paced environment
  • Familiarity with command line UNIX/Linux
  • Experience of working effectively as part of a distributed team
  • Familiarity with using Git or other version control systems such as SVN, Bazaar, Mercurial, etc
  • Basic programming skills using Golang, Rust, or other suitable language
  • Knowledge of HTML, Markdown and other documentation technologies
  • Ability to translate complex topics into understandable, digestible topics
  • Ability to collaborate with different teams within Tendermint and the Cosmos ecosystem

Nice To Have

  • Understanding of main concepts of Cosmos SDK, Tendermint, running validators

What We Offer

  • The opportunity to be part of building the future of the Internet
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Excellent benefits like educational budget, fitness and wellbeing spend
  • At least 4 weeks of paid vacation
  • Competitive salary package, including equity.
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