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Technical Writer

About the Job
Job description:
The Technical Writer will be responsible for leading the creation and maintenance of documentation for third-party application developers to Kensu projects.

As a Technical Writer:
  • Guide the creation and maintenance of the Data Activity Manager (DAM) for third-party developers, contributing to its vision, writing content for it, and organizing contributions from Kensu teams and customers.
  • Identify and focus on critical areas of Kensu (GitHub, google docs) and other developer documentation that needs improvement, and ensure those areas are clear, accurate, up-to-date, and fulfill the goal of supporting the developer community
  • Absorb knowledge from seasoned developers, and ensure the most important information is readily available to newcomers in a comprehensive and concise format
  • Collaborate with the engineering team, product owner, and others to choose a topic focus
  • Create appropriate diagrams and illustrations to improve readability and clarity of the product
  • Lead discussions and processes to develop documentation guidelines and make documentation related technology decisions and recommendations
  • Communicate widely and frequently to a remote audience of staff via e-mail, Slack, video conference, in-person meetings, and wikis/gist/git

Desired Skills and Experience:
  • 5 years of combined professional+volunteer technical writing experience
  • 3 years experience in technical writing for Scala or Java software projects
  • 3 years of experience writing on data governance
  • 2 years of experience contributing to and participating in free software/open source projects
  • Proven effectiveness collaborating with engineers, demonstrating the ability to understand and explain complicated technical issues
  • Demonstrated ability to create clear and compelling visual diagrams
  • Creative and highly motivated to serve the customer
  • Experience working with and writing for diverse, international companies
  • Comfortable in a highly collaborative, consensus-oriented environment
  • Strong research skills (as there will not be developer support for some of the issues that need to be documented)

  • Experience on GDPR or data regulation projects
  • Experience with remote working
  • Ability to speak multiple languages is a major plus
  • The ideal candidate will be creative, highly motivated, and able to operate effectively in multiple cultural contexts.
    About Kensu Inc.

    KENSU is a Belgium and Silicon Valley-based, fast growing, data governance company. To further our development we are looking for a Technical Writer to join and reinforce our R&D team. Kensu’s main product is the Data Activity Manager (DAM), a system able to collect, create and manage automatically the data lineage across data products, teams and companies. DAM enables compliance management for data protection teams (cf GDPR, CCPA) and quality monitoring of data processes for CDO teams and Data Citizens (engineers and scientists) via Dashboard, Reporting and Smart-Alerting systems. Contact us on career [at] kensu [dot] io