Technical Writer at JumpCloud

| Greater Boulder Area
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Position: Technical Writer
Location: Louisville, CO
Are you able to communicate complicated concepts in a way that's clear and engaging? Are you driven by helping people solve problems and by improving the systems they use to solve them? Do you have an affinity for technology and maybe even experience in IT? If so, come help one of Colorado’s hottest SaaS startups.
We’re searching for a skilled writer who is eager to deeply explore innovative technology and launch our customers to rapid success using concise and easy-to-understand content. By digging in directly with the product and working with talented people across the organization, you’ll develop a deep knowledge of the product and the problems it solves. Armed with that knowledge, you’ll create content for customers and refine it by gathering feedback from colleagues and customers. Ultimately, you’ll publish your content as knowledge base articles, release notes, sample and tutorial instructions, stand-alone guides, and internal reference documentation. Along the way, you’ll collaborate with the team to improve processes and develop new strategies for providing world-class assistance to JumpCloud users.
We are a fast-paced environment that always strives for excellence and efficiency, while making room for new ideas and creativity. This is an opportunity to utilize your aptitude for technology and grow your expertise as a writer.
Please submit your résumé, a technical writing sample or link to your writing, and a brief explanation about yourself and why you would be a good fit for JumpCloud. 
What you’ll do:
  • Produce in-depth online help and other documentation
  • Become a subject matter expert (SME) of an advanced, cloud-based IT tool
  • Learn by doing: interacting with the product directly in the UI and API
  • Work with cross functional teams to understand and refine content
  • Use and contribute to templates, standards, and style guides
  • Participate in agile ceremonies with teams developing new features to identify and execute on documentation needs
  • Set personal timelines and schedules to accommodate shifting priorities
  • Begin to work on documentation outside of new development work, such as proofreading, revising, and rewriting existing documentation
  • Begin to identify opportunities for additional content that will benefit users
What we’d love for you to have to be successful in this role:
  • A zeal for customer service and computer technology
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex technical information clearly and concisely
  • BS in Engineering, Computer Science; BA in Technical Writing, English or similar
  • 2+ years relevant work experience in the areas of technical marketing, product documentation, and technical writing, preferably in a cloud-based, enterprise software company
  • Expertise with basic documentation software; familiarity with basic HTML scripting
  • Ability to understand the core elements of the JumpCloud product well enough to represent the user
  • Excellent teamwork skills
  • Previous work experience as an IT Admin, SysAdmin, or Support Technician
  • Basic understanding of the following technologies would be ideal (Active Directory, LDAP, RADIUS, Single sign-on, Windows, macOS and Linux, screen capture software, help desk software)

If you don’t have these skills, but you’re a strong technical writer with a desire to learn, we’re still happy to consider your application. It’s important to know that this is a job that requires rigorous training followed by clear communication in deeply technical subject matter such as authentication, system management, and networking.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • C++Languages
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • PowerShellLanguages
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • VueFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

We are located in the business park adjacent to the Home Depot off of McCaslin Boulevard in Louisville!

An Insider's view of JumpCloud

What’s the vibe like in the office?

A key trait for us is having an open, positive mind. We believe that taking the road less travelled - or at least exercising that path - will create new, different, and interesting ideas. We ask our teams to always consider the outside-of-the-box solution to a problem and encourage them to try those creative ideas.

Aaron

VP of People

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I work with multiple teams across the organization to highlight and recruit for openings at JumpCloud. We like to have a diverse group of people in our interview process. Hiring at pace is a huge goal for JumpCloud so it's essential for us to build connections with all of our stakeholders.

Zeynep

Manager, Talent Acquisition

What makes someone successful on your team?

My team members feel empowered to create, design and execute with a lot of freedom at JumpCloud. This enables them to take an active role in their career development and the development of other team members at JumpCloud.

Courtney

Manager, Learning and Development

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

I'm available pretty much anytime via email, Slack, phone, in person. More than the communication vehicles and time, I really like to dig in on projects with our teams. By working on important issues together as just another voice or hand to help, I think that helps the team feel that I'm accessible to them and there to help.

Rajat

CEO

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

One of the core roles in our engineering group is called pathfinder. They are constantly looking at different areas of our product and future plans and coming up with innovative new ways to achieve these. These engineers lead sessions with cross-functional teams on how to leverage their innovations for competitive advantage in the marketplace.

Rajat

CEO

What are JumpCloud Perks + Benefits

JumpCloud Benefits Overview

JumpCloud offers

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Someone's primary function is managing the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
JumpCloud employees can contribute up to $2750.00 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 50% of annual salary up to $10000 monthly maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
JumpCloud's health insurance policy covers up to ___% of out of pocket expenses.
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 1 times an employee's annual salary.
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
JumpCloud provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes ___.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
JumpCloud sponsors family oriented events Annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
JumpCloud offers an unlimited PTO program to our team members.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
JumpCloud hosts company outings Monthly.
Happy Hours
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
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