Technical Writer - Developer Relations

Sonatype, US - Remote

We created Nexus to accelerate software innovation

Duration: Full-Time

Sonatype is a dynamic and innovative global software company with more than 450 employees. We have been pioneers of modern software development practices, are in hyper-growth mode, and WE ARE HIRING!
Walls don’t make a company great; people do — and we have the best. While we have offices in Australia, the United States, and the United Kingdom, our growing and talented team lives and works anywhere and everywhere.
We believe great discoveries happen when people from diverse backgrounds learn, grow, and work together to achieve common goals. Our amazing opportunities are available across the globe in our Engineering, Design, Product Management, Marketing, and Sales teams. We seek candidates who share our passion for Open Source Technology and offer a creative, collaborative environment where every employee has a voice.

Learn more at www.sonatype.com.

Can you take complex information and make it easy to understand? Do you nerd out on digging deeper into the who, what, where, and why of different tech stories? If you find yourself as the one communicator in your family who can help everyone understand different technology trends - we might be an ideal fit for you. Sonatype is looking for a Technical Writer to help take the digital form of Developer advocacy to the next level.

This position will help develop and drive Sonatype’s developer relations strategy, working cross-functionally to establish and articulate key messages, making technical content digestible for software developers and cybersecurity pros without dumbing it down.

The ability to code, or even read code, is not required, but it would give you an advantage when communicating to our developer community. Curiosity to understand the ins and outs of development and a passion for all things open source will be critical to your success in this role. This position reports directly to the Head of Developer Relations and will work closely with the Technical Writing team to best optimize content across platforms. 

The Role:

  • Works across Sonatype to discover, understand, articulate, and document key tech stories that will benefit our community
  • Works with the Developer Relations DevZone Team to create a copy development process; leads the development of various content creation and review phases
  • Manages the DevZone blog to make sure the content is targeted to appropriate audiences
  • Ensures all content is aligned with Sonatype’s key developer messages, on-brand, search engine optimized, and aligned with the company's overall developer relations goals
  • Manages and communicates content calendar and coordinates production timelines

What are we looking for

  • Proven content writing, editing, and strategy experience, including hands-on CMS authoring experience
  • Ability to write both technically and conversationally—varying the two based on a customer’s needs
  • Experience writing for developers and information security professionals
  • Ability to transform complex technical information into concise, easily digestible content for developers, security professionals, and leaders
  • Strong project management skills with a natural ability to problem solve
  • Naturally curious, investigative, and continuous experimenter
  • Comfortable writing on a deadline

Things that we are proud of

  • Fast Company Top 50 Companies for Innovators 2018, 2019, and 2020
  • 2019 Best Places to Work Washington Post and Washingtonian
  • 2019 Wealthfront Top Career Launch Company
  • EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2019
  • Diversity & Inclusion Working Groups
  • Parental Leave Policy
  • Paid Volunteer Time Off (VTO)

At Sonatype, we value diversity and inclusivity. We offer perks such as parental leave, diversity, and inclusion working groups, and flexible working practices to allow our employees to show up as their whole selves. We are an equal opportunity employer, and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please do not hesitate to let us know.


About Sonatype

The Sonatype journey started 10 years ago, just as the concept of “open source” software development was gaining steam. From our humble beginning as core contributors to Apache Maven, to supporting the world’s largest repository of open source components (Central), to distributing the world's most popular repository manager (Nexus), we’ve played a meaningful role in helping the world embrace the power of open innovation.

Over time, we witnessed the staggering volume and variety of open source libraries that began flowing into every development environment in the world.


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