Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary $18,000.00 - $30,000.00 unpaid work
  • Seattle


Minimum qualifications:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience.
Experience with online publishing or web development, and proficiency in technical writing, product documentation, journalism, or related writing disciplines.
Experience with code written in Java, C++, Python, and/or JavaScript.
Legal authorization to work in the United States.
Preferred qualifications:
Graduating from Bachelor's or Master's program in 2018.
Familiarity with source code management, build systems and related. ability to quickly learn and use technology.
Proficiency with HTML, CSS and a UNIX environment.
Ability to manage multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment.
About the job
Technical writers communicate complex information clearly, concisely and accurately, and without relying on jargon. As a technical writer, your role involves tasks such as writing conceptual overviews and procedures, reading and writing example code, or updating help center queries and FAQs. Technical writers play a big part at Google. They are a key link between engineers, marketing associates, developer advocates, as well as all the external users and developers, tying together many vital but disparate parts of the Google ecosystem.
As a Technical Writer, you will be working on developer products, support popular developer platforms, including APIs for the Android Platform, Google Maps Platform, App Engine and Chrome. You will communicate with developers worldwide through conceptual documentation, detailed developer guides, code samples, API references, and other online materials. You have a background as a developer, and write as a hobby or perhaps you are an experienced communicator who loves digging deep into code. You are also passionate about helping developers do amazing things.
Google is and always will be an engineering company. We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who are ready to take on some of technology's greatest challenges and make an impact on millions, if not billions, of users. At Google, engineers not only revolutionize search, they routinely work on massive scalability and storage solutions, large-scale applications and entirely new platforms for developers around the world. From Google Ads to Chrome, Android to YouTube, Social to Local, Google engineers are changing the world one technological achievement after another.
Write technical documentation for our external developer audience, such as API reference docs and developer guides.
Design and organize documentation sets for new APIs and developer products.
Edit, clarify, and proofread documents written by others, and coach non-writers on ways to improve their writing skills.
Supplement developer documentation with relevant sample code.

About the company

Google is not a conventional company, and we don't intend to become one. True, we share attributes with the world's most successful organizations - a focus on innovation and smart business practices comes to mind - but even as we continue to grow, we're committed to retaining a small-company feel. At Google, we know that every employee has something important to say, and that every employee is integral to our success.

We provide individually-tailored compensation packages that can be comprised of competitive salary, bonus, and equity components, along with the opportunity to earn further financial bonuses and rewards. Googlers thrive in small, focused teams and high-energy environments, believe in the ability of technology to change the world, and are as passionate

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