Technical Writer(Contract)


Fremont, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 03/21/2021
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  • Company Address: 39300 Civic Center Drive, Suite 140, Fremont, CA, 94538

About Privacera

Privacera provides comprehensive data governance for the cloud.

Job Description



We're looking for a versatile Technical Writer(Contract) to join the Privacera docs team to create high-quality documentation for Privacera security and governance products and solutions. Your work is going to shape how our customer administrators, app developers, and end users perform any activities throughout deployment lifecycle (install, configure, upgrade, manage, and operate) using the Privacera platform.

As a technical writer at Privacera, you'll work in a fast-paced environment, in daily collaboration with development, QE, support, product management, and field personnel. You'll craft customer-facing documentation using variety of toolchains (markdown, wikis, oxygen, robohelp etc.) that enable you to continuously update content with improvements and new features.

To succeed in this role, you are a confident writer of enterprise software documentation who is passionate about learning new concepts and clearly explaining complex software technologies. This position offers continuous learning and frequent direct interaction with enthusiastic customers who rely on Privacera documentation every day to accomplish their goals.


  • Write new user documentation for Privacera Discovery, Access Management and Protection modules under active development.
  • Write for a SaaS delivery model with frequent updates to the documentation and prescriptive guidance that helps customers succeed quickly.
  • Independent worker that thrives on working closely with agile development teams and product managers to define documentation requirements and produce customer-facing docs.
  • Discuss technical details and tackle problems with engineers, customer support reps, field engineers, and customers every day.
  • Passionately pursue the information that your customers need to be successful.
  • Help define Privacera’s content standards and writing style guide and work with product teams to provide the best possible documentation for customers.
  • Respond directly to user feedback and integrate user suggestions to continuously improve your documentation.
  • Develop a holistic understanding of how customers use our software and help them to complete their tasks quickly and accurately.
  • Work collaboratively and closely across product team to ensure consistent and cohesive content, style, and messaging


  • 3+ years of experience researching and writing excellent documentation for enterprise software users, infosec admins, governance/compliance personnel and developers.
  • A genuine desire to learn new things daily and to translate complex topics into language that's accessible to end users.
  • Experience writing documentation with a strong customer focus using variety of toolchains (markdown, wikis, oxygen, robohelp etc.)
  • BA/BS degree in Technical Communication, English, Computer Science, a related technical discipline, or relevant professional experience.
  • Able to discuss technical details and demonstrate your technical knowledge every day and collaborate with others to build shared content
  • Propose structural and organizational improvements to the documentation set
  • Experience writing documentation for APIs and SDKs
  • Project management skills, including task planning, resource allocation, and estimates
  • Familiarity with writing documentation for software running on public cloud services (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud), containers, and virtual machines
  • Writing samples that showcase your ability to write for a technical audience
  • A passion for meticulous writing, editing, spelling, grammar, and formatting
  • Experience with source control (especially Git) and content management systems

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