Community Technical Writer


San Francisco, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 02/22/2021
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  • Company Address: 301 Howard Street, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 94105

About Algolia

Our mission is to enable every developer and product team to build consumer-grade search for their users that is easy to implement, engaging, and high-performing. With Algolia, consumers are able to easily find and discover what they want across web, mobile, and voice.

Job Description

Algolia is the industry’s leading search-as-a-service provider with over 10,000 customers, including UnderArmour, Lacoste, The Times, and Coursera. Algolia powers over 100 billion searches in over  200 countries and 70 languages. We are passionate about helping developers & product teams connect their users with what matters most — in a matter of milliseconds.
The mission of Algolia’s community team is to support our community of developers, help them understand the value of search and our product, and support them along their search journey, from discovery to implementation to getting the most out of Algolia. 
We are seeking a skilled technical writer with a knack for storytelling to produce engaging content for developers. You will be deeply familiar with key features of our product and how they fit in various development stacks, and able to convey their value to the Algolia community, and the wider developer community. The majority of your work will consist of ideating, producing, and distributing technical content. As a member of the growth team, you will be working closely with other writers, developer evangelists, growth specialists as well as pretty much everyone else on our closely knit marketing and product teams. 


    • An understanding of developer audiences: your first principle is being helpful and adding value 
    • A minimum of 2  years of technical writing for developers, with samples that show deep understanding of code, problems and solutions for topic(s) at hand
    • Developer experience: you may not be actively working as a developer today, but you know how to get your hands dirty with code, and can at the very least code a simple Algolia implementation
    • Familiarity with modern stacks, languages and frameworks
    • Creativity and passion for sourcing fresh topics: from following a Slack thread to chatting with one of our developers, you are constantly adding ideas to our content roadmap 


    • GRIT - Problem-solving and perseverance capability in an ever-changing and growing environment
    • TRUST - Willingness to trust our co-workers and to take ownership 
    • CANDOR - Ability to receive and give constructive feedback.
    • CARE - Genuine care about other team members, our clients and the decisions we make in the company.
    • HUMILITY- Aptitude for learning from others, putting ego aside.

US Benefits:

    • Covered medical, dental, and vision benefits for you and your family 
    • 401(k) Matching Plan
    • Flexible work hours and unlimited Paid Time Off  
    • Paid Parental LeavePre-tax commuter benefits 
    • Life insurance and disability benefits

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.