A Cloud Guru is hiring a

Technical Writer

Technical Writer

  • Austin, TX or Remote, USA

We’re looking for a Technical Writer who knows their hyphens from their em- dashes as well as they know their Docker containers from their Kubernetes. You’ll use your excellent editorial skills and technical knowledge to make sure every word of our courses is grammatically sound, informative, and engaging. We’re talking slide decks, technical articles, and a whole world of cool learning resources. You need to put yourself in our customer’s shoes to make sure resources are logically structured, use audience-appropriate language, and are super clear so those customers have an awesome learning experience.

You’ll get to learn heaps, too, because you’ll be working with our passionate, global content team to empower our students and customers all over the world on their cloud learning journey.

Hello, we’re A Cloud Guru

Our friends call us ACG.

At ACG, you have the chance to help people change the trajectory of their lives. The chance to create the learning that helps businesses stay in business. The chance to teach the WORLD to cloud, all while working some magic for your own career along the way. Being able to deliver quality content infused with personality and a human touch is the core of what we do as a business. What we do for our learners is serious business, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously. It’s all about bringing insatiable curiosity to our roles every day and leaving everything we touch just a little bit more awesome.

There aren’t many company cultures like A Cloud Guru’s in the world. This year, we were awarded the #1 Place to work in Austin, as well as Best Company Culture and Best Companies for Diversity. Who we work with is as important as what we do.

What makes the Content Team awesome…

Who says learning something technical has to be a snooze? With a human touch, the world’s leading cloud gurus, and a few LEGO bricks, we’re giving people the skills they need to move up in their careers and change their lives… and having a bit of fun along the way. Behind the scenes, our content team is supportive and encouraging. Always pushing the person next to them to dream a little bigger, and offering a hand when help is needed.

If you’re motivated, energetic, a tinkerer, a thinker, an envelope-pusher, and just a wholesome, friendly people-person you’ll do well here. – Angela, Dancing Guru (and Community Content Development Director)

As a Technical Writer at ACG, you’ll get to:

  • Copyedit and refine technical resources so they are engaging and error-free
  • Create technical resources that make learning fun and clearly directed
  • Translate complex ideas and concepts into simple, easy-to-understand language
  • Expand your cloud and tech knowledge while you work

We are looking for someone who can:

  • Consistently produce and deliver quality, on-brand content that is grammatically and technically correct
  • Organize and prioritize multiple tasks to meet deadlines
  • Provide constructive and empathetic feedback to diverse stakeholders
  • Work collaboratively with a remote, geo-dispersed team

What you bring to the table

We focus on hiring values aligned people, because we believe the right person can learn all the things to be successful in their role. Self-confidence plays a big part in what you apply for. We encourage all job applicants to apply even if they are nervous to do so. College degrees aren’t required for any roles, and career gaps or switches are totally welcome.

  • 3+ years experience writing, editing and updating technical documentation
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cloud, DevOps or other modern technology platforms
  • Highly developed copyediting skills including experience translating complex technical ideas into simple and accessible language
  • Experience successfully managing multiple projects and deadlines
  • Understanding of instructional design principles
  • Passion for learning and helping others learn

We want the people who care about doing a good job. The ones who have the humility and hunger to learn. – Sam Kroonenburg, Co-Founder and CEO

More than a job

Where you work isn’t just a career decision — it’s a life decision. Everyone has family, friends and interests outside of their careers, so we offer perks and benefits to make work, work better for you.

  • 4 weeks PTO, plus 10 sick days, and holidays. Because even when your office is your living room, we all need time to unplug.
  • Remotely awesome. Get $500 to level up your home office, monthly snack boxes, free Headspace access, weekly lunch funds, and $50 monthly for internet.
  • Remote first environment. Feel connected to your coworkers with events inspired by our values, weekly virtual happy hours, and lunchtime trivia.
  • Gender-neutral paid parental leave. Expanding your family? We offer 12 weeks of gender-neutral paid parental leave, and reimburse up to $10,000 for eligible adoption expenses.
  • $1,000 continuing education budget. All Gurus get $250 a quarter to spend on personal development.
  • 2 hours each week reserved for learning. Every Friday for 2 hours, we put down our normal work and spend time learning something new

What’s the interview process like at ACG?

Applying for a job can feel intimidating and like a full-time job of its own. You shouldn’t have to burn through a week of sick time or all your best out- of-office excuses just to put feelers out for a new career opportunity. We want to be as transparent about the process as possible to help ease your mind. It’s our goal to provide you a fair, efficient interviewing experience that respects you and your time — and to do it all with a sidecar of delight.

Once you submit an application, we’ll review it. If you’re a good fit, you’ll have an initial chat with a recruiter over the phone. A phone interview with a manager typically follows. Depending on your role, you might then be asked to do a little homework (but nothing too time consuming). Then we’ll schedule a Zoom call to meet other members of the team, answer any questions you have, and give you a feel for what it’s really like to work at ACG. If you’re on the fence, just give it a try.

Keep being awesome, Cloud Gurus.