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Quantstamp, Inc.
Technical Writer
about 1 year ago | 979 views | 13 applications

Technical Writer

Full-time
Remote

About the company

Quantstamp is the leader in blockchain security. We secured blockchain applications that manage over $200 billion dollars worth of digital assets for the best projects in the space including OpenSea, ETH2.0, Solana, and Maker. We are securing the financial infrastructure of tomorrow.

Job Summary

Quantstamp is looking for a technical writer. As a technical writer, you will document prototypes and client systems. You will write new material about complex protocols and edit existing documentation. You may be asked to summarize complex technical specifications in layman terms and to produce public facing posts, guides, and diagrams. You will be expected to work collaboratively with developers, researchers, clients, and the community to produce outstanding technical documentation.

Your day-to-day work will involve owning technical documentation for various systems and processes. Alongside researchers and engineers at Quantstamp, you will describe systems based on specifications, requirements, and code. As some systems (e.g. those from clients) do not come complete with specifications and requirements, you may need to infer descriptions from code directly; it is not expected you modify those systems. However, you should be able to understand a function’s purpose and identify things like its parameters and return values. To justify particular decisions in protocol designs or to back up technical arguments, you may need to read academic papers, community forums, and research posts in order to collect evidence. Accuracy and clarity are the most important parts of your writing, and your documentation should meet standards as necessary. You may be asked to present your work internally.

Candidate Profile

Proven working experience (2-3 years) in technical writing of software documentation Ability to deliver high quality documentation paying attention to detail Ability to quickly grasp complex technical concepts and make them easily understandable in text and pictures; knowledge of at least one coding language is considered an asset Excellent written skills in English; additional languages are considered an asset. Strong working knowledge of relevant tools and languages: Google Drive tools, GitHub/Git, and Markdown. The ideal candidate should be able to review a pull request and write Markdown files. Basic familiarity with software development Strong ability work in a team environment Ability to follow agile development process Extreme attention to detail and the ability to produce production-level documentation Active approach to work, taking initiative to define and complete tasks Critical thinking and problem solving skills, ability to work independently Highly detail-oriented mindset and willingness to learn Fluent spoken English communication Partial overlap with the EST time zone, to communicate with the team Basic understanding of blockchains and Ethereum

Nice to Have

Ability to read Solidity, Rust, or other programming languages used on blockchains; ability to write such code is also an asset Experience compiling documents in LaTeX A university degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent is preferred; exceptional students will also be considered (must be able to commit to at least 20 hours per week).

Compensation & Perks

Competitive compensation package (commensurate to experience) + performance and referral bonuses. 100% remote and flexible working hours. Work from anywhere in the world. Learn about the hottest and newest products and trends in the crypto space before they appear on any news outlets. Join quarterly all-expenses-paid retreats in exotic/exclusive locations with the whole team.

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