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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 US company with its headquarters in Milano and Belgium and team members across several countries in Europe. Kensu's ambitious mission is to ensure that all data-driven companies are using their data in a sustainable way while mixing economical and competitive advantages with ethical and efficient fashion. To this end, Kensu has brought to the market the "Data Activity Manager", an innovative solution using automated data lineage monitoring and data quality analysis based on advanced graph analytics. The Data Activity Manager constitutes the only custom-made data governance and data quality solution ensuring automated governance. This performance system is to offer daily support, compliance and performance activities. Contact us on career [at] kensu [dot] io