Full Time Posted 26 days ago
Note: Google’s hybrid workplace includes remote roles.

Remote location: United States.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • 5 years of experience managing or leading technical writers
  • Experience in team management.
  • Experience with source code written in Java, C++, Python and/or JavaScript.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience leading and writing excellent documentation for developers (e.g., APIs, SDKs, web technologies).
  • Experience documenting cloud-based infrastructure (e.g., virtual machines, networking, containers, etc.).
  • Experience managing teams with multiple stakeholders across a variety of product areas.
  • Experience managing and leading technical writing teams in a fast-paced, dynamic 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.

Using your extensive technical and leadership experience, you manage a team of writers, setting direction, giving feedback, collaborating internally and lending specific content expertise.

As a Technical Writing Manager, you'll manage a team of Technical Writers who develop documentation for developer audiences. In this role, you will interact with engineering and other internal and external groups to define team deliverables, priorities and processes. You'll also contribute to the writing and editing of the documentation and be a member of the process improvement teams.

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.

Additional Information
(Colorado only*) Minimum salary range between $132,000 - $142,000 + bonus + equity + benefits.
*Note: Disclosure as required by sb19-085 (8-5-20) of the minimum salary compensation range for this role when being hired into our offices in Colorado.

Responsibilities
  • Work with functional leads to manage team workload and priorities.
  • Work with Product Management, Engineering, Developer Relations, and other partner teams to plan content strategies and deliverables for Anthos products and features.
  • Execute on strategies for improving document quality and customer experience with docs.
  • Coordinate staffing needs with Developer Relations leadership.
  • Coach writers in their work and assist them in developing their careers.
Google is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity 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. See also Google's EEO Policy and EEO is the Law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing our Accommodations for Applicants form.
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