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Senior Technical Writer - Contract

Engineering | San Francisco Area | Contract

Job Description

Nifty Games is looking to hire an experienced Technical Writer to document our development and engineering efforts. You’ll be joining a collaborative team of industry veterans and leaders who love making games. You must have a keen technical curiosity, paired with an ability to document and diagram your deep understanding of the tech, tools, and workflow in an approachable way for a wide range of customers, both internal and external.

Requirements:

  • 3+ years as a professional technical writer

  • Strong aptitude for quickly learning and understanding complex technologies and tools

  • Experience with wiki-style documentation

  • An eye for visuals and graphic design, and familiarity with image editing tools

  • A clear and concise writing style, with the ability to tailor style and vocabulary to the audience

Responsibilities:

  • Identify and meet multiple game teams’ needs for technical documentation, best practices, onboarding instructions and other training content

  • Own the quality of the documentation for the shared platform and game team integration workflows

  • Acquire in-depth knowledge of the Nifty Games tech stack, feature functionality, tools, and workflows; share it freely with colleagues and customers

  • Foster an environment of continuous improvement through peer reviews and feedback sessions

  • Collaborate with development, support, and QA engineers to maintain and enhance documentation through rolling releases

  • Help shape the developer experience and represent a customer voice, by suggesting improvements to new features and workflows

Desired qualifications:

  • Demonstrated aptitude for quickly learning and understanding new technologies

  • Technical curiosity with outstanding research and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to break down complex technical subjects and present them in an approachable way

  • Strong drive to succeed and hunger for interesting challenges

  • Commitment to following and improving team processes and style standards\

What Additional Skills Will Help You Stand Out?

  • Passion for mobile gaming, sports gaming, and professional sports

  • Familiarity with the Unity game engine

  • Experience with Playfab and Photon Engine

  • Confluence-based documentation experience

  • Programming skills in any language

  • Experience with other methods of presenting learning content, such as recorded video tutorials, live video streams, or instructor-led training

Location

  • Remote

  • Bay Area, California

  • Chicago, Illinois