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Senior Technical Writer



Marketing & Communications, IT
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

The GitLab DevSecOps platform empowers 100,000+ organizations to deliver software faster and more efficiently. We are one of the world’s largest all-remote companies with 2,000+ team members and values that foster a culture where people embrace the belief that everyone can contribute. Learn more about Life at GitLab.

At GitLab, our team of technical writers is responsible for ensuring that the documentation for all of our products is clear, correct, comprehensive, and easy to use. The Technical Writing team manages the site and its content, processes, and tooling.

As a Technical Writer at GitLab, you’ll collaborate with Engineers, who typically write the first draft of docs for the new features they create. You’ll dive in on special projects, planning and authoring new content and helping craft new doc site features and processes. You’ll collaborate with others across the organization to help them contribute to the documentation. You’ll be at the leading edge of DevSecOps while contributing to one of the world’s largest open-source projects and engaging with our wider community.

Have a read through this (or, some of - there's a lot!) to learn all you like about Technical Writing at GitLab.

What you’ll do

  • Continuously improve GitLab documentation content in collaboration with engineers, product managers, and others.
  • Work on Quarterly OKRs that focus on making our docs site a world-class experience, such as rewriting our existing documentation to align with concept, task, reference, and troubleshooting (CTRT) topic types.
  • Peer review other writers' work.
  • Continuously improve team processes and style guides, as well as cross-functional efforts, such as the GitLab Handbook.
  • Take part in company-wide events such as reviewing merge requests for Hackathons.

What you’ll bring

  • Demonstrated experience writing software documentation in a docs-as-code approach
  • Hands on experience with Git
  • Experience working with CI/CD
  • Exemplary writing and editing skills
  • Remote development experience
  • Experience working in a highly collaborative environment

About the team

Thanks to our Transparency value, you can see what we are working on in our Documentation Roadmap epic. You can also listen to Technical Writing team members talking about what it’s like to be a Technical Writer at GitLab in this video.

Technical Writer role discussion

How GitLab will support you

Please note that we welcome interest from candidates with varying levels of experience; many successful candidates do not meet every single requirement. Additionally, studies have shown that people from underrepresented groups are less likely to apply to a job unless they meet every single qualification. If you're excited about this role, please apply and allow our recruiters to assess your application.

The base salary range for this role’s listed level is currently for residents of listed locations only. Grade level and salary ranges are determined through interviews and a review of education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities of the applicant, equity with other team members, and alignment with market data. See more information on our benefits and equity. Sales roles are also eligible for incentive pay targeted at up to 100% of the offered base salary.

California/Colorado/Hawaii/New Jersey/New York/Washington/DC pay range
$97,400$190,000 USD

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