Staff Technical Writer, Software Engineering, Google Cloud



Marketing & Communications, Software Engineering, IT
Posted on Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Note: Google’s hybrid workplace includes remote roles. By applying to this position you will have an opportunity to share your preferred working location from the following:

Remote locations: California, USA; United States.


Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Technical Communications, Computer Science, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 2 years of experience in technical writing.
  • Experience with technical documentation and analytics.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Writing, Engineering, or Scientific-related field.
  • 4 years of experience leading projects, initiatives, or teams.
  • Experience researching and writing documentation for DevOps practitioners or developers (APIs, SDKs, web technologies).
  • Ability to read and understand source code written in Java, C++, Python or JavaScript.

About the job

Technical writers plan, create, and maintain educational content as an integral part of the engineering or user experience. The content is often in the form of documentation, but may also be UI text, sample code, videos, or other educational material. Regardless of the content medium, technical writers are distinguished by their abilities to explain complex topics in a way that’s useful to their audience.

Additional Information:
The US base salary range for this full-time position is $144,000-$221,000 + bonus + equity + benefits. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your preferred location during the hiring process.
Please note that the compensation details listed in US role postings reflect the base salary only, and do not include bonus, equity, or benefits. Learn more about benefits at Google.


  • Edit technical content for the Google Cloud Platform community, customers, and prospective customers.
  • Manage ongoing updates, set, and own all deadlines.
  • Understand, know, and update standards, templates, editorial guidelines, and globalization best practices.
  • Work with the Development, Sales, Marketing teams, partners, and other internal groups.

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