Senior Technical Writer, Drivers

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What Mongodb is looking for in applicants

The database market is massive (IDC estimates it to be $121B+ by 2025!) and MongoDB is at the head of its disruption. At MongoDB we are transforming industries and empowering developers to build amazing apps that people use every day. We are the leading modern data platform and the first database provider to IPO in over 20 years. Join our team and be at the forefront of innovation and creativity.

MongoDB and its community are empowering developers to build amazing apps that people use every day. We are the leading modern data platform and the first database provider to IPO in over 20 years. MongoDB has been downloaded over 155 million times and has been voted the most wanted database by developers for four years running. Join our team and be at the forefront of innovation.

The Drivers Documentation team is a hands-on and enthusiastic group of engineers who are passionate about teaching developers how to work with data and build applications through documentation. We are hiring a Technical Writer, Drivers to help us create world-class documentation for MongoDB's developer-focused products -- in particular, MongoDB Drivers and Connectors.

Our team works closely with MongoDB's engineering and product organizations to deliver outstanding developer documentation for everyone, regardless of where they are in their software engineering career. Every month, hundreds of thousands of developers turn to our content to help them build microservices, backend and line of business applications, and other projects that are used by millions of people worldwide.

The team is responsible for the following: 

This role can be based out of our New York City office or remotely in the North America region.

Candidate Profile

Candidates must have 4+ years of combined experience across any of the following roles: technical writer, developer advocate, software engineer, and/or product management. Beyond industry experience, we are looking for someone who is

  • Experienced with developing and shipping modern line-of-business applications OR has extensive experience contributing to complex documentation sites
  • Experienced in utilizing great developer documentation and educational material - and are excited about the idea of empowering other developers by creating it
  • Experienced in and enjoys deep investigations of new technical concepts plus teaching others what you’ve learned
  • Eager to keep learning and growing and is open to giving and receiving feedback
  • Empathetic with developers of different skill levels and backgrounds to understand what they might find challenging

Position Expectations

  • Work with technical and non-technical teams to meet the documentation needs of our users
  • Research functionality and features and validate with diligent testing
  • Develop sample apps & code examples to help users kickstart their projects or refresh themselves on syntax
  • Write documentation for MongoDB Drivers and Connectors. MongoDB has many official drivers and connectors that users rely on every day
  • Develop tools that help us create and maintain content

Success Measures

Within three months, you’ll be comfortable with our tools and writing style and be able to apply them when authoring new content for MongoDB Drivers and Connectors. You’ll also have completed our company’s required technical training for Engineers.

Within six months, you’ll have gained enough product expertise to propose and deliver new projects while building relationships with the teams that we work with. You’ll also be applying our writing style and coding best practices in both your own work and reviews of your teammates’ work.

Within twelve months, you’ll have taken ownership of a subject area and be able to manage the estimation and delivery of related work. By this time, you’ll have performed a full annual cycle of performance and growth conversations with your manager.

To drive the personal growth and business impact of our employees, we’re committed to developing a supportive and enriching culture for everyone. From employee affinity groups, to fertility assistance and a generous parental leave policy, we value our employees’ wellbeing and want to support them along every step of their professional and personal journeys. Learn more about what it’s like to work at MongoDB, and help us make an impact on the world!

MongoDB is committed to providing any necessary accommodations for individuals with disabilities within our application and interview process. To request an accommodation due to a disability, please inform your recruiter.

MongoDB, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and makes all hiring decisions without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


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