Technical Writer – Systems and Architecture

Blacksburg | Software Development

We are looking for a Technical Writer to work closely with the technical leadership team to create documents, diagrams, and other artifacts that make complex software architecture and design concepts simple to understand. The goal is to provide effective, up-to-date documentation that is broadly and frequently used by its intended audience.  Audiences include development teams, internal and external partners, project sponsors, new employees, etc. This role will help establish technical documentation standards, including document style, organization, and structure; modes of delivery; and maintenance schedules and procedures. Additionally, this role will track use and effectiveness of the documentation and seek opportunities for improvement.

 

Responsibilities: 

  • Work with software architects and technical leads to obtain an in-depth understanding of system architecture, design, deployment, operation, internal development processes, etc.

  • Determine effective ways to communicate concepts of use to the various target audiences.

  • Produce high-quality documentation appropriate for the intended audiences, including written documents, slide presentations, video tutorials, podcasts, etc.

  • Raise visibility and promote the use of available documentation within the organization, including championing tools and methodologies that ease access, promote consistency, and improve productivity.

  • Regularly analyze use and effectiveness of existing documentation, and refine the types, style, content, delivery mode, etc., as beneficial to the target audiences

  • Prepare whitepapers, presentations, and other artifacts needed by technical leadership.

 

Qualifications

  • Degree in Systems Engineering,Computer Science, or related field preferred.

  • Proven experience writing technical documentation for software systems.

  • Excellent English writing and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to quickly grasp complex technical concepts and communicate them simply.

  • Knowledge of and experience with different communication styles and modes of document delivery.

  • Ability to determine the most appropriate form and content for specific audiences.

  • Strong working knowledge of document authoring and technical drawing tools, such as Microsoft Office, Google Docs tools, Lucidchart, Abstract, etc.

  • Ability to devise ways to collect and analyze basic data, and formulate actions based on analysis results.

  • Self-directed, able to work effectively across multiple functions within the organization.

  • Knowledge of software development and software lifecycles preferred.

 

About Block.one LLC
Block.one LLC is a creator of Decentralized Autonomous Corporations (DACs), a concept introduced by CTO Daniel Larimer in 2014 that empowers open source communities to disrupt existing centralized business models. Currently we, along with others globally, are developing EOSIO, a revolutionary open-source decentralized blockchain infrastructure that will be used worldwide as the basis for developing countless high-throughput blockchain applications. We are looking for extraordinary technology professionals to join the Block.one LLC team in our continuing quest to enhance, refine and scale EOSIO for our rapidly expanding developer community.

 

About EOSIO

Published by Block.one, EOSIO is a blockchain protocol that enables horizontal scaling of decentralized applications, allowing developers to efficiently create high performance distributed applications. The EOSIO software provides accounts, authentication, databases, and the scheduling of applications across multiple CPU cores and/or clusters. This allows for horizontal scalability, replaces user fees with an ownership model, and powers simple deployment of decentralized applications. Check out the EOSIO GitHub repository to read our source code and, for more information, visit the resources section of the EOSIO website.

 

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