As the old authorial saw goes, the best prose happens when “you write what you know”. Well, if you know the gaming industry and have experience in cloud computing services and game development – and if you’ve been a technical writer or other role with a heavy written communication focus – AWS GameTech Documentation would love to have you apply to join us as a Programming Writer 2 for a new AWS GameTech service!
What service, you ask? Oh ho ho! It’s a secret! Let’s just say that you should really love the challenge of describing and developing large, physically realistic environments and worlds.
This is a mid-level technical writing role, and one that demands a certain level of individual leadership. This means that you must have the skills to work with both organizational leaders as well as subject matter experts, building content strategies and delivering results using Agile models and processes.
Ideally, you have both a technical background that enables easy interaction with software developers and a demonstrated ability to deliver high-quality technical documentation.
Lastly, you should love (or at least deeply understand the challenge of) making modern games and simulations, and understand the value cloud services offer for building and managing complex simulations and worlds. You’ll be working with a lot of gamers and game developers, and being able to speak the lingua franca of the industry is essential to move at an Amazonian pace.
Whew! That got a little demanding, huh? Well, this role is an important one – it’s the technical interface between the customer and the work of our talented developer teams, and AWS GameTech is constantly delivering new features and experiences that both existing and potential customers must fully understand to use and love the latest features. You’ll have the full support of a very experienced writing team who also loves gaming, and a product team that understands and appreciates the value of well-developed technical documentation.
So: If you know games and cloud services, and if you have a strong background in public-facing technical writing, please apply!
Now, here’s the formal stuff for your consideration:
· Author and deliver high-quality documentation, tutorials, and samples for game and simulation technologies, as well as cloud services
· Develop, negotiate, and drive content strategy in alignment with AWS GameTech product strategy
· Engage with customers, gather data and feedback, and report insights around content performance metrics
Whoa, you’re serious and read this far! Awesome. Here’s some other important things to help you consider a career with AWS Documentation.
AWS is constantly moving and that can be one of the best parts about this job! You will always be learning and growing. But our team also puts a high value on work-life balance. Striking a healthy balance between your personal and professional life is crucial to your happiness and success here, which is why we aren’t focused on how many hours you spend at work or online. Instead, we’re happy to offer a flexible schedule so you can have a more productive and well-balanced life -- both in and outside of work. Our focus is on Customer Obsession and Delivering Results – and if you can deliver results that satisfy our customers, well, why would we interfere with a great thing by setting specific work hours for you?
This bit’s important to consider: Here at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion, especially in AWS GameTech documentation, because we believe anyone can and should be able to create games and feel supported in that endeavor. And since we’re in the business of communications and innovation, we need voices that understand and can speak effectively to all kinds of gamers and game developers, to grow excitement and engagement not just among traditional audiences and genres, but new and emerging ones as well. We have ten employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and we host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Amazon’s culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 14 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.
We have a formal mentor search application that lets you find a mentor that works best for you based on location, job family, job level etc. Your manager can also help you find a mentor or two, because two is better than one. In addition to formal mentors, we work and train together so that we are always learning from one another, and we celebrate and support the career progression of our team members.
· Experience with Git source control
· Experience with Atlassian Jira and Confluence
· Experience with AWS or other cloud services, particularly cloud computing, networking, and API gateway services
· Working knowledge of one or more programming language (Python, Java, C#, Node.js, or C/C++)
· Experience with instructional design models
· Experience with common web content performance metrics
· Experience with professional social media interactions
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· Bachelor’s degree in English, Technical Writing, or Computer Science OR a technical writing and samples portfolio that demonstrates strong experience in a developer writing role
· At least 3 years of technical writing experience
· At least 1 year of experience working in an Agile team environment
· At least 1 year of game industry experience
· Experience using XML writing and publishing tools