Linode, the leader in cloud hosting for developers, is seeking a talented Technical Writer Contractor to join our growing documentation team. As a Technical Writer Contractor at Linode, you will be required to write guides and tutorials on a wide range of topics relevant to Linux and Cloud users. You should have significant prior experience with, and knowledge of, Linux and open-source software. You will need a command of the English language, and a working knowledge of Git.

For example, you may be tasked with writing an installation and basic usage guide on a new open source software project, a primer on a particular subset of Linux command-line utilities, or instructions for how to properly use popular database software in a web application. The range of topics we cover is wide; we don’t expect our writers to know everything in this domain already, but we do expect writers to be able to bring themselves up to speed quickly when researching new topics and be able to write about them with clarity and a sense of authority.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Write, organize, and curate technical content about Linux, Cloud, and software development topics.
  • Contribute to plans for creating new guides through research and discourse with Linode editors.
  • Work independently and cross-functionally under general supervision

Job Requirements

  • BA/BS in Technical Communications, English, Computer Science, or another subject.
  • 2+ years of technical writing experience.
  • Experience with Git and Github.
  • Outstanding proofreading and editing skills.
  • The ability to read and understand a code language: Python, Javascript, Java, Go, etc.
  • The ability to use a Linux shell environment.
  • Experience working in an agile environment.
  • Knowledge of SEO and SEO best practices.

Work With Us

  • Your own Macbook Pro..
  • Free hosting service: Take advantage of some Linode service - we’ll pick up the tab.

Since 2003, Linode has been providing cloud computing services to customers around the world. Linode offers compute, storage, and networking services from data centers in regions spanning across North America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania. We are committed to making Linode the most simple, powerful and reliable hosting provider that thousands of customers—from the fastest-growing startups to established enterprises—trust. This industry moves fast, but we strive to hire the kind of people who can stay a step ahead and keep us - and themselves - at the top. We are an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming workplace for all.

Equal Employment, Equal Treatment, No Judgment
Linode is committed to a culture that creates a sense of inclusion and belonging. We understand that teams perform their best when they include people with diverse backgrounds and differing perspectives, but also that to achieve greatness, people need to feel like they can be themselves; they need to be equal, included, and comfortable in order to perform at their best. Linode stands for equal pay, equal treatment, and equal experiences for all of our people, past, present, and future, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexuality, socioeconomic class, disability status, or any other differentiating factor. We strive to make sure every last person we interact with feels like they belong and have the same opportunities as everyone else.

About Linode

Since 2003, Linode has been providing cloud computing services to customers around the world. Linode offers compute, storage, and networking services from ten data centers in regions spanning North America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania. We are committed to making Linode the most simple, powerful, and reliable hosting provider that thousands of customers—from the fastest-growing startups to established enterprises—trust. This industry moves fast, but we strive to hire the kind of people who can stay a step ahead and keep us - and themselves - at the top. We are an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming workplace for all.