Technical Editor, Google Cloud Platform

  • London  
    perm  
    Undisclosed  
  • Company
    Google  
    Start date
    ASAP  
    Duration
    n/a  
  • Closing date
    15 July 2020  
    Posted on
    15 May 2020  

Minimum qualifications:

  • Experience editing and managing technical content.
  • Experience with information architecture and content management systems.
  • Experience building collaborative partnerships (e.g. with cross-functional and/or external stakeholders).

Preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • Familiarity with Google Cloud Platform.
  • Demonstrated HTML and CSS or Markdown skills.
     

About the job:

Technical writers communicate complex information clearly, concisely and accurately, and without relying on jargon. As a technical writer, your role involves tasks such as writing conceptual overviews and procedures, reading and writing example code, or updating help center queries and FAQs.

Technical writers play a big part at Google. They are a key link between engineers, marketing associates, developer advocates, as well as all the external users and developers, tying together many vital but disparate parts of the Google ecosystem.

As a technical editor on our team, you edit tutorials, conceptual material, and architectural diagrams targeted at software developers and IT pros who want to use Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Your primary authors are field sales engineers and solutions architects.

You will transform drafts they create for business engagements and conference presentations into polished technical documentation. You also provide guidance to a team of professional technical writers who are creating GCP product docs, including giving input and direction on doc types, content model, style, terminology, and site design.

Google Cloud helps millions of employees and organizations empower their employees, serve their customers, and build what’s next for their business — all with technology built in the cloud. Our products are engineered for security, reliability and scalability, running the full stack from infrastructure to applications to devices and hardware. And our teams are dedicated to helping our customers and developers see the benefits of our technology come to life.
 

Responsibilities:

  • Edit technical content for developers (Google Cloud Platform customers and prospective customers).
  • Edit writers for adherence to globalization and localization standards.
  • Edit first-time writers and build writer/editor relationships.
  • Work closely with the development, sales, marketing teams, partners, and other internal groups.
  • Understand, know, and update standards, templates, editorial guidelines, and globalization best practices.
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