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AI Technical Writer



Marketing & Communications, Software Engineering, IT, Data Science
United States · Canada
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024

About Modular

We believe that AI is a net positive force in the world. Our vision and mission are to help rebuild AI infrastructure to advance humanity and our environment. We will do whatever it takes to empower our customers, team, and company to benefit from that pursuit. You can read about our culture and careers here to understand how we work and what we value.

We are owners and advocates for the underlying technologies, developer platforms, product components, and infrastructure. These essential building blocks form the high-quality and coherent experiences our users expect. We aim to drive the pace of innovation for every AI/ML developer.

About the role:

Modular is building a next-generation AI infrastructure platform that provides unmatched inference speed, hardware flexibility, and model extensibility. It’s a ground-up re-thinking of how AI systems should be built and deployed, and the documentation is a critical part of our product experience. We’re looking for somebody with significant experience writing docs and example code for ML developers. On the spectrum between a pure writer and engineer, we want somebody with strong engineering skills. You must be comfortable writing code and troubleshooting new technologies, and also be excited to teach other people about those technologies.

LOCATION: Candidates based in the US or Canada are welcome to apply. You can work remotely from home.

What you will do:

  • Experiment with new API libraries to build and deploy AI models, writing code examples yourself and/or collaborating with engineers to design examples for critical use cases.
  • Collaborate with the product and engineering teams to define the user experience and identify issues that should be fixed or documented.
  • Write developer guides, tutorials, concept guides, and other documentation for topics that use MAX APIs in multiple programming languages, including Python, C, and Mojo.
  • Maintain existing code examples and documentation, including editing and revising documentation to ensure completeness, correctness, and clarity.
  • Collaborate with other technical writers on large documentation sets, using a shared structure and style guide.

What you bring to the table:

  • 2+ years experience writing code that uses machine learning products such as PyTorch, TensorFlow, ONNX, Vertex AI, SageMaker, etc.
  • 3+ years experience writing tutorials, blogs, API references, or other technical documents for software engineers.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to explain complex technical concepts in simple language.
  • Strong research and analytical skills, including the ability to gather and organize information from a variety of sources.
  • A strong curiosity to learn through personal exploration and from our customers, team, and industry.

The estimated base salary range for this role to be performed in the US, regardless of the state, is $166,500.00 - $242,000.00 USD.
e salary for the successful applicant will depend on a variety of permissible, non-discriminatory job-related factors, which include but are not limited to education, training, work experience, business needs, or market demands. This range may be modified in the future. The total compensation for a candidate will also include annual target bonus, equity, and benefits, with equity making up a significant portion of your total compensation.

For candidates who fall outside of the listed requirements, we nevertheless encourage you to apply as we may have openings that are lower/higher level than the ones advertised.

What Modular brings to the table:

  • Amazing Team. We are a progressive and agile team with some of the industry’s best engineering and product leaders.
  • Flexible Location. We want you to work where you are most productive and we are a remote-first company. We have offices in Palo Alto, CA and Seattle, WA for collaboration, and will open more next year.
  • World-class Benefits. In order to attract the best, we need to offer the best. Premier insurance plans, up to 5% 401k matching, very generous WFH setup stipends, flexible paid time off, and more are available to you! Please note that specific benefit packages may vary based on your location.
  • Competitive Compensation. We offer very strong compensation packages, including stock options. We want people to be focused on their best work and believe in tailoring compensation plans to meet the needs of our workforce.
  • Team Building Events. We organize regular team onsites and local meetups in different cities.

Working at Modular will enable you to grow quickly as you work alongside incredibly motivated and talented people who have high standards, possess a growth mindset, and a purpose to truly change the world.

Modular is proud to emphasize an equal opportunity, safe environment for people to do their best work. Modular is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.
If you require reasonable accommodations to participate in the interview process, please let your recruiter know, and we will work with you to meet your needs in compliance with the ADA.

This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9.