Senior Technical Documentation Specialist
Altiscale - Palo Alto, CA

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Work with subject matter experts (SMEs) in creating and reviewing documentation.

Manage the content release process for our documentation.

Edit documentation for completeness, style, and accuracy to ensure it reflects Altiscale’s commitment to quality

Use effective project management to meet established deadlines


Outstanding analytic and written communication skills

Ability to manage the technical documentation process and systems

Ability to multitask and prioritize

Familiarity with making video tutorials

Desired Experience

5+ years of technical writing experience

Experienced user of Linux/Unix based systems

Experience using Amazon Web Services

Experience with Atlassian Confluence, Zendesk, MindTouch or other comparable content management systems. Must have a firm grasp of wiki syntax and wiki-content organization.

Experience with HTML, XML, CSS, and JavaScript

Experience with Hadoop is highly desirable

Experience with the Agile software development methodology is a plus

BA/BS in Computer Science or other engineering discipline. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted. Master's Degree in a related field is a plus.

Applicants must be able to work on-site.

Full-time hire desired.

Key Attractions of the Role

Opportunity to have an immediate and significant impact at all levels of the company, from tactical to strategic.

High profile position in a fast-growing, strategic industry.

Opportunity to join a dynamic, entrepreneurial team with lots of experience and visibility in the industry.

About Altiscale

Altiscale offers the first cloud service that is purpose-built to run Apache Hadoop. Altiscale's optimized infrastructure is faster, more reliable, easier to use, and more affordable than alternatives. Without the distractions of Hadoop operations, and with access to practically unlimited resources, Altiscale customers can drive more business value from Hadoop than ever before. Altiscale's founding team has been at the forefront of Apache Hadoop, from its incubation at Yahoo! to the operation of more than 40,000 Hadoop nodes. Altiscale is backed by General Catalyst Partners and Sequoia Capital.