Technical Writer - Product Documentation | NY / Boston / DC

Beyond Identity

New York City, NY, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 02/12/2021
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About Beyond Identity

Beyond Identity's mission is to empower the next generation of secure digital business. By eliminating passwords and creating a fundamentally secure Chain of Trustâ„¢, our customers are able to increase business velocity, implement new business models, and reduce operating costs.

Job Description

Beyond Identity eliminates passwords and radically changes the way the world logs in without requiring organizations to radically change their technology stack or processes. By replacing passwords with fundamentally secure X.509-based certificates and enabling continuous, risk-based authentication, the company's patents-pending approach creates an extended Chain of Trust™ that dramatically improves security and provides a frictionless login experience. Beyond Identity’s cloud-native solution and advanced, standards-based architecture drastically reduces implementation time and costs–enabling customers to increase business velocity, implement new business models, and reduce operating costs.

Beyond Identity was founded by two industry titans (Jim Clark - founder of Silicon Graphics, Netscape, myCFO, Healtheon/ WebM; Tom “TJ” Jermulok - former COO/ President at Silicon Graphics and former General Partner at Kleiner Perkins) and is funded by leading investors, including Koch Disruptive Technologies and New Enterprise Associates (NEA).

About The Role

At Beyond Identity, product documentation is a strategic function that isn’t just about educating our users after they become customers. Rather it is a source of differentiation that can influence, engage and delight customers along the entire journey from prospect discovery and education to accelerating implementation and preventing issues before they arise. If that sounds like the organization you want to help create, we want to hear from you.

Beyond Identity is looking for a Technical Writer to join the product team as the first product documentation person, and to define our approach and standard. In this role you will collaborate cross functionally to drive understanding of how customers can use and get the most value from the Beyond Identity passwordless and access management platform.

Please provide examples of your work or a link to your portfolio in or with your resume.


  • Write user, system administration and installation guides; release notes; and in-app help
  • Create quickstart guides and other developer resources to simplify onboarding
  • Collaborate with support engineering to design our public-facing product knowledge base, and author and review articles
  • Develop and implement a style guide that optimizes usability/readability, context sensitivity, maintainability and SEO
  • Work with engineering and support to provide descriptive error messages following REST API status codes to facilitate customers’ helpdesks and our technical support
  • Collaborate with engineering to create code samples to accelerate the integration process for customers
  • Work with User Experience to create in-app educational experiences
  • Champion for and leader to establish Docs as Code principles and practices


  • 5+ years of B2B software product documentation experience - preferably in the areas of identity and access management (IAM) or security
  • Excellent written communications skills for technical audiences
  • Comfortable explaining complex concepts in layman's terms
  • Deep understanding and experience with task-based and progressive disclosure documentation principles
  • Experience selecting and successfully implementing documentation technologies and tools
  • Advocate for Agile development methodologies
  • Passion for creating effective documentation that also creates a differentiated customer experience and lasting impression
  • Appreciation for textual and visual learning styles and how to bring them together to enhance communication
  • Experience at and thrive in a startup or early-stage environment
  • Team player who is self-motivated and comfortable working independently
  • Detail oriented

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