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Sr. Staff Technical Writer



Marketing & Communications, IT
United Kingdom · Remote
Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024
In the cloud, every second counts. On the leading edge of security, Sysdig stops attacks in real time by instantly detecting changes in cloud security risk with runtime insights and open source Falco. We are passionate open source enthusiasts at heart and technical problem-solvers who are continually innovating and delivering powerful solutions to secure cloud-native applications.
We value diverse opinions and open dialogue to spur ideas. We believe in working closely together to achieve our goals, and since our launch, we have been flexible with when and where we work. We’re an international company that understands how to cultivate a strong culture across remote teams.
And we’re a great place to work too – we’ve been named a “Best Place to Work” by Inc.,the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal, and we won six workplace awards from Comparably this year. We have been recognized by Deloitte as one of the 500 fastest-growing organizations for the last four years.
We are looking for driven team members who want to join us on our mission to lead cloud security globally. Does this sound like the right place for you?
Target Locations: Northern Ireland (United Kingdom) and Ireland

What you will do

  • Develop and maintain high-quality technical documentation, including user documentation, API documentation, release notes, and troubleshooting topics.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to gather information and ensure accuracy and completeness of documentation.
  • Translate complex technical concepts into clear, concise, and accessible content for a range of audiences, including developers, system administrators, and security professionals.
  • Participate in product planning and design discussions to advocate for documentation best practices and ensure documentation requirements are considered early in the development process.
  • Continuously improve documentation processes and tools to streamline content creation, review, and publication workflows.
  • Stay informed about industry trends and best practices in technical writing, documentation tools, and information architecture.

What you will bring with you

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Technical Communication, English, or related field.
  • 5+ years of experience in technical writing, preferably in the software industry.
  • Proven ability to understand complex technical concepts and communicate them effectively to diverse audiences.
  • Proficiency in documentation tools such as Markdown and version control systems (GitHub).
  • Experience with the docs-as-code workflow.
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Knowledge of cloud computing platforms (such as GCP, AWS, and Azure) and containerization technologies (such as Docker, Kubernetes).
  • Ability to use AI/ML tools
  • Familiarity with CSS and Python scripting would be a plus
  • Problem-Solving: Strong problem-solving skills to understand complex technical concepts and translate them into user-friendly documentation.

Why work at Sysdig?

  • We’re a well funded startup that already has a large enterprise customer base
  • We have an organizational focus on delivering value to customers
  • Our open source tools ( are widely used and loved by technologists & developers

When you join Sysdig, you can expect:

  • Competitive compensation, including equity opportunities
  • An international culture with employees in more than 40 countries
  • Flexible work arrangement
  • Mental well-being support for you and your family and company-wide recharge days
  • Career growth and development opportunities
We would love for you to join us! Please reach out even if your experience doesn’t perfectly match the job description. We can always explore other options after starting the conversation. Your background and passion will set you apart, especially if your career is unconventional.
Some of our Hiring Managers are globally distributed, an English version of your CV will be highly appreciated!
Sysdig values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQIA+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. Sysdig is an equal-opportunity employer. Sysdig does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected status.
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