Technical Writer – European Timezone

Frontastic - contract

Germany

04 Nov

Open to all applicants globally!

Frontastic is looking for a Technical Writer (f/*/m) as part-time position (16-24 hrs / week). We are a remote-first company currently operating in the Europe/Berlin timezone. Even though we are a distributed team, we try to streamline synchronous communication and to reduce effort for attending our quarterly retreats. Therefore we are looking for people living in Europe.

As our first dedicated technical writer you will have the opportunity to be a major influence on our entire technical documentation stack for developers (frontend & backend) and designers.

This is not a junior position, but if you are experienced and ship proven work on your own, this position is for you. Your job will be to collect all the loose ends of technical documentation in our systems and pull them together into a conceived and discoverable documentation experience. You will work closely with our engineering and professional service team to extract their knowledge and create the foundation for the long term evolution of our docs.

THIS MEANS:

  • Actively writing documentation for technical people in terms of tutorials, references, API specs, etc.
  • Finding and maintaining a system for making this documentation discoverable for our integration partners and customers.
  • Coordinating and working together with our engineers and professional service people to extract their experience into documentation.
  • Defining standards for how we write and present our documentation.

Experience

YOU BRING:

You bring a background in web application software development using JavaScript (and optionally PHP). You are a proficient speaker and writer of English. You have a passion for writing technical articles and have made up your mind extensively on how to create documentation for large software frameworks/ecosystems.

You are motivated to work from your home office or a co-working space and able to structure your work day accordingly. That’s what makes you special:

  • You have a passion about explaining technical topics to people.
  • You can grasp and explain new technologies without understanding them in depth.
  • You are able to find structure for approaching a complex technical system easily from different perspectives.
  • You are motivated to keep track of a large documentation base and ensure its quality in the long run.
  • You have a completed education and at least 3 to 5 years of professional experience as a technical writer or in a comparable field.

Salary and Perks

As our colleague you have the flexibility to choose your own working hours throughout the day to incorporate this job into your life-work balance. Our work week has 40 hours maximum and overtime is the exception. No vacation days are necessary to run errands, and there is certainly no need to wait until after work to take care of a family emergency.

Our development team strives to improve themselves following these guidelines:

  • A culture of owning your code from design & development to deployment and monitoring, which is sometimes called DevOps.
  • We offer a friendly learning environment and try hard not to blame anyone for not knowing something and actively encourage mentoring of your peers.
  • We use practices like pair programming, mob programming, test driven development when it makes sense and continuously refactor our code to constantly share knowledge and keep the amount of technical dept low.
  • We are a remote-first company with regular meetings in-person. We use tools like Email, Trello, Hangouts and Slack to stay in touch during our daily work.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. If we receive job applications from yet underrepresented groups those applications will be preferred.

OUR GUIDELINES:

  • A culture of owning your code from design & development to deployment and monitoring, which is sometimes called DevOps.
  • We offer a friendly learning environment and try hard not to blame anyone for not knowing something and actively encourage mentoring of your peers.
  • We use practices like pair programming, mob programming, test driven development when it makes sense and continuously refactor our code to constantly share knowledge and keep the amount of technical dept low.
  • We are a remote-first company with regular meetings in-person. We use tools like Email, Trello, Hangouts and Slack to stay in touch during our daily work.

COMPENSATION & HOW-TO APPLY:

As this is a part time position (16-24 hrs. per week), we are offering to pay between 20.000 € to 28.000 € based on experience, skills and time invest for this particular job.


Tools
Slack
Trello
Hangouts

About Frontastic

In the API-economy Frontastic is the standard for management and delivery of digital customer experiences on every device.

We make customers and developers happy by empowering companies to easily test, deliver and scale outstanding digital experiences in a smart and efficient way. That's why we offer the best development experience by integrating all relevant API-based systems and all relevant visual endpoints - today and in the future.

Frontastic is developing and providing a Frontend as a Service for all API driven infrastructures. It includes integrations to many eCommerce and Content Management Systems like commercetools, About You Cloud, Shopify Plus and contentful. There are different product lines available for SMB as well as Enterprise businesses. Agencies rely on Frontastic for faster project rollouts and more scalable and predictable projects. Online Manager love Frontastic because of its simple and fast forward interface and because they can implement their ideas w/o waiting for developers. Last but most important: Visitors are enthusiastic about the speed and response behaviour of the single page application.

Apply

If this job sounds interesting to you, please send a letter of motivation, CV and your earliest possible starting date to [email protected]. Do you still have a question? Do not hesitate to get in contact via mail!

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