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Technical Writer IV

You will partner with a team of Facebook engineers, architects, and technical leads to build documentation and specifications libraries, educational, directing, and coaching collateral material, and the infrastructure to manage all of these targeting both internal and external partners. You will do hands-on research and obtain necessary technical content from subject matter experts while translating it into clear, concise, structured documentation. This means sometimes you are documenting something yourself, sometimes you are editing contributed content from someone else, and other times you are fixing and reorganizing existing documentation. In addition, you may also have opportunities to do some coding and project management for various documentation requests.


  • Create and maintain internal and external documentation for technologies and tools used within Facebook.

  • Work closely with engineering, product, and support teams to ensure the quality, discoverability, and accuracy of the content you create and develop.

  • Design, write, and edit technical and process documentation.


  • 2+ years experience in writing, technical documentation, and/or developer outreach for a developer audience or equivalent experience.
  • 2+ years experience with a programming language such as JavaScript, Objective-C, Java, PHP, Python, etc.

  • Experience writing, proofreading and editing.

  • Experience producing and organizing content with a logical flow.

  • Experience with authoring tools such as XML, HTML, Markdown, Adobe Photoshop, and Illustrator.

  • BA/BS degree in computer science, technical writing, physics, mathematics, or chemistry or equivalent experience.
  • Familiarity with Silicon jargon and common life cycle
  • Familiarity with writing documentation for audiences where English is a second language

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