Associate Technical Writer: Linux

Do you ever wonder what happens inside the cloud?

Based in New York and Cambridge, DigitalOcean is a dynamic, high-growth technology company that serves a robust and passionate community of developers around the world. Our mission is to simplify cloud computing for every developer. We are working on solving some of the most challenging and interesting technology projects around, on a scale unmatched by few companies.

We want people who are passionate about creating experiences that your peers will love.

As an associate Technical Writer, you will provide instructive guides on managing Linux infrastructure and servers and installing and configuring software. This is a unique opportunity for someone who is passionate about writing, learning, and teaching and is interested in learning more about Linux and system infrastructure. This position would allow a candidate to explore and develop their system administration skills by taking a hands on approach to a variety of open source projects. You do not need to know Linux to apply for this role. A strong interest in learning new technology is required!

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Assisting with maintenance of the current DigitalOcean library: updating older articles, adding additional information to current articles, etc
  • Researching to establish a working knowledge of each topic
  • Providing non-technical feedback to other writers
  • Producing simple articles on a variety of open source topics
  • Participating in Community initiatives (feature launch prep work, strategic tasks, etc.)
  • Assisting other teams with documentation and non-documentation tasks

What We'll Expect From You:

  • Exceptional written and verbal English communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to research new and unfamiliar subjects
  • Strong teaching ability
  • Demonstrated experience in learning new technology quickly
  • Past copy writing, content writing, or blogging experience
  • Strong Interest in learning about server web application setup, deployment, and overall Linux server administration

Why You’ll Like Working for DigitalOcean:

  • Because we have amazing people. We can promise you will work with some of the smartest and coolest people in the industry. We work hard but we always have fun doing it. Archery classes, DJ lessons, and office pie fights are a thing. We care deeply about each other and take our “no jerks” rule very seriously.
  • Because we value development. We are a high-performance organization that is always challenging ourselves to continuously grow. That means we maintain a growth mindset in everything we do and invest deeply in employee development.  You’ll need to be great to get hired here and we promise you’ll get even better.
  • Because we care about you. We offer competitive health, dental, and vision benefits for employees and their dependents, a monthly gym reimbursement to keep you fit, and a monthly commute allowance to make your trips to and from work easier.
  • Because we invest in your future. We offer competitive compensation and a 401k plan with up to a 4% employer match. We also provide all employees with Kindles and reimbursement for relevant conferences, training, and education.
  • Because we want you to love where you work. We have a great office space located in the heart of SoHo NYC and offer daily catered lunches to keep your hunger at bay. We’re also very remote-friendly—we use Slack to communicate across the company—and all remote employees have the opportunity to take an all-expense-paid trip to our HQ to get quality in-person time with the team at least once a year. We also allow employees to customize their workstations to meet their needs—whether remote or in HQ.
  • Because we value diversity and inclusivity. We are an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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