Information Experience Team Lead (Technical Writer)

Company Description

Words. Anyone can write them. We're looking for someone that can wield them and lead a small, talented team. If this sounds like you, why not consider making your mark as an Information Experience Team Lead with Atlassian in Sydney.

In this exciting role, you’ll have a foot in craft and still contribute as a an IX Writer, but you'll also lead and manage a small team of talented and passionate technical writers who are looking to you to be a guide and a mentor.

At Atlassian, we look at things differently, and that includes the way we communicate technical information to our customers - an end-to-end journey beginning inside our products and ending with just enough documentation. We know that good writing and software are often not synonymous and are on a mission to change that.

We’re on the hunt for someone passionate about crafting clear, relevant communications that resonate with and respect the user.

Your team will be responsible for delivering a great experience for customers as they discover, evaluate, and master our products.
This role actively collaborates with marketing, training, design and support teams to ensure a comprehensive approach. A big part of your job will be working with developers and product managers to translate information about the great features we're shipping into useful content to help customers get the most out of our products. You’ll also be testing and validating our existing content and finding ways to improve it.

More about you

This job is for someone who thinks bigger than traditional software documentation. You can explain complex features within tiny amounts of product real estate and communicate value in a compelling, clear and effective way. If you have the following traits you will be a great fit: a knack for creatively engaging with audiences (no “me too” stuff), a need to work in a fast-paced environment, excellent project management skills, an ability to challenge yourself and others, and a love for guiding users through a fun and creative learning process. On any given day you can expect to be testing and validating content, engaging with product managers, developers and designers, and designing an information architecture that allows the product of great content to scale.

More about you

To be truly successful in this role, we'll expect you to have:

  • 2+ years of people management experience
  • The ability to explain the value of complex features in a small amount of product real estate
  • Interest in working collaboratively with product managers, developers, and designers
  • A knack for inventively engaging with audiences
  • Ability to successfully lead projects or execute on work independently
  • Ability to think creatively about how to test and validate content in a maintainable, scalable way

More about our team

We understand that the right words, delivered in the right way, can change minds, spark ideas, solve problems, open doors, avoid trouble, form bonds, create joy, rescue, reassure and unlock tremendous potential. As such you have the ability to work with the majority of the Atlassian family.

Show us something.

Along with your CV, it would be great if you could send or point us to an example of great documentation you've created.

More about the perks

Our offices are open, highly collaborative and yes, fun! To support you at work (and play) we offer some killer perks: ample time off to relax and recharge, five paid volunteer days a year for your favourite cause, plenty of food and drinks, ergonomic workstations with Aeron chairs, unique ShipIt days, a company paid trip after five years and more.

More about Atlassian

Software is changing the world, and we’re at the center of it all. With more than 60,000 global customers (including 85 of the Fortune 100) and a highly disruptive business model, we’re advancing the art of team collaboration with products like JIRA, Confluence and HipChat–and we’re just getting started. Driven by honest values, an amazing culture, and consistent revenue growth, we’re out to unleash the potential of every team. From Amsterdam and Austin to Sydney and San Francisco, we’re looking for people who are powered by passion and eager to do the best work of their lives in a highly autonomous yet collaborative, no B.S. environment.

Additional Information

We believe that the unique contributions of all Atlassians is the driver of our success. To make sure that our products and culture continue to incorporate everyone's perspectives and experience we never discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, or marital, veteran, or disability status.

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