From our founding until now, our mission has remained the same: to make access to data as simple and reliable as electricity. With Fivetran, your data just arrives in your warehouse, canonical and ready to query, no engineering or maintenance required. As we watch more and more companies leverage our technology to become truly data-driven, we’re proud not only of our growth but also of the fact that we’ve grown without compromising our core values.
 
Integrity.
We do the right thing, even when it's harder in the short run. We challenge the status quo by reasoning from first principles.
 
Initiative.
Fivetran belongs to all of us. We take ownership and are accountable for getting things done. Through curiosity, learning, and coaching, we grow as individuals and teams.
 
One team, one dream.
We share the pains and successes of our customers, partners and colleagues. We seek, gather, and trust a diverse group of teammates with different perspectives to guide Fivetran's progress.
 
If these values resonate with you, we’d love to hear from you.

About the role: 

You will own the creation, maintenance, and measurement of our internal engineering documentation and engineering blog posts. As the first dedicated technical writer on our engineering team, you will write content targeted to engineers. You will edit and organize documentation and blog posts drafted by our engineers and coach them to improve their writing skills. 

Your mission is to create great documentation, training materials, and blog posts that turbocharge the Fivetran engineering team. You will:

  • Organize our process documentation to help our engineering teams perform and execute well
  • Maintain internal documentation about our services and features so that we can provide rock-solid infrastructure
  • Create training materials for our engineers to accelerate their onboarding and grow their skills
  • Collaborate on blog posts that help us inspire and recruit outside engineers by educating them about Fivetran’s technology

While you will be our first engineering technical writer, you will not be the only technical writer. You will be embedded in the engineering team and will also join the technical writing team. We are a small, collegial team distributed among our global offices who, thus far, have focused on user-facing documentation.  


As a Technical Writer at Fivetran you will:

  • Review and update Technology Principles documentation 
  • Review and update our Engineering Strategy documentation across our global teams
  • Inventory our internal engineering documentation and propose a plan to improve its structure
  • Develop a tight feedback loop with the engineering team so that engineers consistently work with you to update documentation after making changes that alter data flow, class structure, or interfaces

What you bring to the table: 

  • Ability to write clear and concise technical documentation
  • Strong technical editing skills
  • Great English business writing skills
  • Ability to organize complex documentation sets
  • Experience writing for a developer audience
  • Obsessive about getting the details correct
  • Ability to take initiative and be proactive in identifying problems and opportunities
  • Can-do attitude
  • Great collaboration skills
  • Experience working with globally-distributed teams

Nice-to-haves:

  • Great diagramming skills
  • Experience working in an Agile environment
  • Experience with SaaS companies

Benefits and Compensation:

  • 100% paid Medical, Dental, Vision and Basic Life Insurance. Benefits begin on your first day!
  • Option of Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Savings Account (FSA)
  • Generous paid time off (PTO) plus paid sick time, holidays, parental leave, and volunteer days off
  • 401k match program
  • Eligible donation match program
  • Monthly cell phone stipend
  • Work-from-home equipment reimbursement for your home office setup!
  • Professional development and training opportunities
  • Company virtual happy hours and fun team building activities
  • Pet Insurance -- and yes, you can bring your well-behaved fur babies to work
  • Commuter benefits to help with transit and parking costs

 

Shaped by the real-world needs of data analysts, Fivetran technology is the smartest, fastest way to replicate your applications, databases, events and files into a high-performance cloud warehouse. Fivetran connectors deploy in minutes, require zero maintenance, and automatically adjust to source changes — so your data team can stop worrying about engineering and focus on driving insights. To learn more about Fivetran’s culture and what it’s like to be part of the team, click here and enjoy our video.
 
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