Technical Writer at Dash Core Group


132 days ago
🔥 65 applications

About the Job

At Dash Core Group, our goal is to increase financial freedom and opportunities for everyone. We develop products that enable payments on the blockchain and make cryptocurrency accessible for consumers, merchants, businesses, and developers. We’ve designed a payments platform that puts user experience first, obscures the technical complexity underneath, and reinvents how cryptocurrency works in the future.

Dash is a cryptocurrency focused on usage and is one of the most recognized and accepted cryptocurrencies https://www.dash.org/where-to-spend/

Role

We are looking for a multi-talented individual who will be responsible for creating / maintaining technical documentation related to the core components of Dash and working hand in hand with our R&D department. You will be part of the documentation team in our open source, agile environment to aid in communicating technical information to audiences inside and outside the organization. You will work closely with both our research team and engineers/developers to ensure that the documentation is accurate, understandable, and comprehensive. Some aspects of this opportunity are highly technical so experience reading and understanding source code is required as well as an ability to understand the overarching concepts presented in design and research papers.

Your profile
You are passionate about new technologies as well as advances in design. You are comfortable getting involved with technical details and excited by the possibility of learning cutting-edge blockchain technology. You are curious, driven and enjoy analyzing and learning new systems. You also have excellent communication skills and a practical mind. You take initiative and are capable of operating with minimal oversight to complete assigned responsibilities. You are organized, thorough and have both an understanding of and a passion for blockchain technology.

Perks

-Contribute to technology at the forefront of cryptocurrency
-Excellent occasion to learn new sets of skills and topics at the front of the industry
-Work on a fully remote team alongside passionate people toward a common goal
-This is an opportunity where you can have oversized impacts and drive innovation
-Work in an open-source environment

Location & compensation

-This is a fully remote position
-Compensation will be at competitive rates and based on experience and location

Responsibilities

-Design, write, and update high quality documentation including technical/architecture documentation, technical support documentation for key aspects of our system, API references, and developer documentation
-Create, develop, and design public-facing written content and documentation to enhance the experience for our community of developers and users
-Proactively identify gaps in documentation and collaborate with the documentation team to resolve them
-Write documentation for new products or features after experimenting with them and learning from the development team
-Ensure technical information on the website, documentation and individual repo readme files is accurate and up-to-date through constant testing and close collaboration with developers
-Run livestreams and recordings demonstrating step-by-step walkthroughs of technical tasks
-Provide community support when attempting to duplicate these technical tasks
-Write user-oriented blog posts and guest content on relevant technical media outlets, run AMAs, etc.
-Review and edit content created by others for technical accuracy and clarity
-Design, produce, and update user guides, video tutorials, and FAQs
-Organize information created by development teams to improve cross-team knowledge sharing

Experience & skills

Critical experience & skills

-3+ years experience working on software documentation, ideally in the blockchain space
Exceptional English writing, editing, and communication skills.
-Experience working with source code, using Github, and contributing to open-source projects
-Previous development experience in any language (preferably PHP)
-Proficient with markup languages such as Markdown and reStructuredText
-Ability to extract information from technical documents such as this one https://github.com/nomic-io/merk/blob/develop/docs/algorithms.md

Other experience & skills

-Strong understanding of technical concepts
-Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
-Ability to simplify complex technical systems in writing and visually with diagrams
-Ability to describe the broad functionality and purpose of a technical system to a non-technical audience
-Ability to work remotely without constant supervision and be self-motivated
-Strong affinity for developers, good overview of the landscape of tools and technologies developers use in the industry

Nice to have

-Fluency in additional languages
-Experience with cryptocurrency, blockchains, or fintech (strongly desired)
-Experience with JavaScript, C++, Rust, Java, or Go
-Experience with tools for generating documentation from source code (e.g. Doxygen, JSDoc)
-Comfortable with command-line and Linux CLI tools
-Experience with Transifex or similar translation tools
-Experience with basic graphic design and video production
-Experience working on a fully remote team


Skills

technical writing, markdown, restructuredtext

Compensation

tbd


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