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Technical Writer

Company: Anduril
Location: Costa Mesa
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Job Description:

Anduril is a defense technology company, bringing Silicon Valley talent and funding to the defense sector. Our technology helps our customers solve their toughest challenges by enabling them to make better, more informed decisions in life-and-death situations. We've assembled a diverse team of experts in artificial intelligence, computer vision, sensor fusion, optics, and data analysis that are creating software and hardware solutions to radically evolve the capabilities of the United States and our allies. If you are passionate about solving problems that have real impact, come join Anduril and build the future of defense.
Anduril is seeking an experienced technical writer to partner with our Anduril Development Services product group to generate and maintain engineering and developer-focused technical documentation. The team strongly believes that documentation is a key part of the product development process. In this role you will work closely with users to understand how they use our products, identify gaps in understanding, and use documentation to close the gap. You will be the first technical writer to join this product group and will play a foundational role in setting the tone and quality bar on written artifacts, as well as helping to grow the technical documentation function as a whole at Anduril.
With our focus on defense and national security, product docs play a critical role in ensuring that front-line decision makers have the best tools and information possible about Anduril systems. As a Technical Writer, your mission is to make this process as easy and seamless as possible, with exceptionally written and presented artifacts, while building world-class infrastructure and tooling for creating and maintaining our documentation content at scale.
Written content artifacts under this charter may include things like: user guides, release notes, troubleshooting guides, and API documentation. You will partner with engineering, product management, and the business across all phases of product development - from ground truth need-finding, to execution, to field testing and validation - to ensure that the user has the right documentation available.
This is an opportunity to join a small and scrappy team to help shape Anduril's product documentation experience from the ground up. WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Build partnerships across the business to understand our users and our products, with specific focus on the services built and supported by the Anduril Development Services software product group
  • Generate, review, and edit documentation, that is user-focused and of the highest quality
  • Contribute to Anduril's technical writing toolkit, working on everything from style guides to the documentation lifecycle and review process
  • Work with engineering to ship a user-facing docs surface area and internal infrastructure that encourages contribution to documentation by providing a delightful user experienceREQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
    • 2+ years of demonstrated excellence generating technical documentation for an opinionated audience
    • Experience reading and interpreting API documentation
    • Basic development proficiency - we value the ability to apply software development best practices to documentation systems
    • A passion for excellent documentation and user experiences
    • Clear and persuasive writing and in-person communication skills, for a variety of audiences
    • The ability to thrive with a high level of autonomy and responsibility, managing competing demands and occasional tight deadlines
    • U.S. Person status is required as this position needs to access export controlled dataPREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
      • Clearance-eligibility a nice to have but not required for this roleAnduril is an equal-opportunity employer, and we encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. If you are someone passionate to work on problems that matter, we'd love to hear from you!

Keywords: Anduril, Costa Mesa , Technical Writer, Other , Costa Mesa, California

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