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The Observability team is in charge of developing solutions that focus on application developers and engineers that run infrastructure and services supporting these applications. Elasticsearch is an efficient datastore for logs, metrics, and application traces, supporting the three pillars of observability. The Observability team builds and maintains solutions that make getting insights from this data turnkey and efficient, such as our APM, Infrastructure Monitoring, Logs, and Uptime solutions. When developing these solutions, we think about the problem end-to-end: how do we automatically collect data from common data sources, how do we store it efficiently in Elasticsearch, how do we present this information to the user, what actions do we take on the insights from the data? All of these aspects are important in bringing a turnkey solution to the market.
As a Senior Technical Writer on a growing docs team, you will play a crucial role in helping to develop new documentation, while improving existing content and ensuring effective user assistance across our products. We need someone who can form good working relationships with international colleagues across Observability and deliver the right content to our users when and where they need it most.
You’ll be an experienced technical writer, well used to working within demanding software development environments, and adept at absorbing and understanding technical concepts and procedures, identifying what the user needs to know and distilling this knowledge into concise, usable documentation that empowers them to get the most out of our products. Technically competent, you’re comfortable working with a variety of development and documentation tools and techniques — and perhaps bring a new trick or two to the team; we want to learn from you too!
The team is diverse and distributed across the world, and collaborates daily over GitHub, Zoom, and Slack. We’re looking for someone who is an excellent communicator, who enjoys and makes the most of these different mediums, while still having the organizational skills and discipline to excel within a wholly distributed team.
What you’ll do
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