[Jobposts] Technical Writer position

Sunita Gopal sgopal at google.com
Sat Sep 16 15:46:06 UTC 2006

Technical Writer, Google.com - Mountain View 

This position is based in Mountain View, CA. 

The Google.com engineering group is looking for experienced Technical
Writers, to document topics relating to Google.com production services and
operations. You will work closely with your engineering team, documenting
tools and processes, helping to capture group knowledge, and communicating
domain information to a variety of internal audiences. We're looking for
adaptable writers who learn quickly, communicate clearly, and enjoy working
with smart engineers and complex technology.


Write software documentation for internal audiences, including "How To"
guides, reference material, technical overviews, architecture overviews,
troubleshooting and emergency procedures, and more. 
Organize existing documents, identify documentation holes, and spearhead
efforts to fill them in. 
Work with engineers to help them produce useful documentation. 
Help to define and communicate internal policies and procedures.
The most successful candidates will possess: 
Proven ability to communicate complex technical concepts clearly and
Ability to create and produce useful, high-quality diagrams. 
Experience with coding or scripting in any language. 
Focused experience in one (or more) of the following areas: 
Networking, particularly in a unix-based environment. 
Large-scale web-based applications. 
Cluster computing environments. 
Search or ads systems. 
Hands-on system administration or network admin experience. 
Bachelor's degree or higher. 
Substantial experience with writing for highly technical audiences, such as
developers or senior sysadmins. 
Ability to read source code in languages such as Java or C++. 
A minimum of five years experience as a technical writer. 
You will be asked to provide writing samples.

Sunita Gopal
Site Reliability Engineering
Phone - 650-253-2381
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