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Technical Writer


Open Source has taken over the world of software development; however, the largest trade-off still persists: security. Companies spend an enormous amount of time and resources patching and fortifying open source software in order to ship with confidence & compliance. 
Founded by the industry's leading experts on open source software, security and cloud native development, Chainguard has built the largest library of open source software that is secure by default. Customers including Snowflake, Canva, and HPE rely on Chainguard to build securely with open source software across the organization.Chainguard is the safe source for open source.

About Us

We live and breathe our company values:

We are customer obsessed

- Our true advantage is the strength of our relationships with customers through collaboration, empathy, and responsiveness.  We establish trust as we educate, advocate, and listen to their needs.  Our focus is on delivering solutions to our customers that create value and make their lives better. 

We have a bias for intentional action

- We’re a start-up and we need to move fast. However we need to move fast through intentional action to make sure we’re able to deliver quickly and efficiently on what is most impactful to our collective success.  We prioritize, plan, try things, and fail fast.  We think about how what we do impacts other teams and communicate our progress - owning the whole solution from start to finish. If we move fast enough, we can make two or three mistakes, learn, and correct them before competitors even make their first decision.

We don’t take ourselves too seriously (but we do serious work)

- Though we are solving an important problem which takes focus and a degree of seriousness, we don’t take ourselves too seriously while we do.  We laugh, have fun, embrace uniqueness, and enjoy the journey. Together.

We trust each other and assume good intentions

- We hire great team members and trust them to do their work. We’re transparent with data, news, and decisions - positive or negative - to empower team members to make well informed decisions. Showing up for each other fully means we celebrate each other’s accomplishments as well as give compassionate direct feedback when needed.  We always default to assuming good intentions.

The role, in a nutshell:

We want people who are excited about writing documentation and technical tutorials that developers and security professionals love.The Developer Enablement Team sits on Product and raises awareness of Chainguard and software supply chain security by contributing approachable, educational, high quality resources about our products, software supply chain security, and cybersecurity compliance and regulations. Chainguard Academy is the home of our documentation, tutorials, and videos.All Chainguard writers are united by a strong technical background, an interest in teaching and helping developers and security professionals, and a desire to create the most useful resources possible.If you feel that you have the background and knowledge for a Technical Writer position on the Developer Enablement team, we’d love to talk to you and see where there’s a fit!

What you’ll do: 

  • Work collaboratively across the Chainguard Product and Engineering teams to produce documentation and other educational resources to support the developers and security professionals leveraging our software security products
  • Scope and plan out a documentation strategy to support product adoption
  • Maintain existing documentation by updating when software changes or other updates are made
  • Coordinate with other team members to ensure topic coverage while avoiding overlap
  • Participate in Product initiatives (feature launch prep work, strategic tasks, etc.)
  • Assist other teams with documentation and technical writing tasks as prioritized

What we’re looking for: 

  • Deep understanding of the cloud native ecosystem, with particular focus on container images, or with cybersecurity compliance and regulations
  • Experience writing and communicating about technical topics to both technical and nontechnical audiences
  • Interest or experience in software supply chain security
  • Strong research skills and ability to pick up new technical concepts quickly
  • Experience working closely with Product and Engineering teams (and other departments) is a plus
  • Experience in instructional design or curriculum development is a plus
  • Experience with a GitHub-based docs-as-code workflow a plus

Base Salary Range$120,000—$150,000 USD

A few of the benefits we offer (for our full time employees):

  • Equity/stock options
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Remote work with flexible coworking and team meetup opportunities
  • Home office and internet stipend
  • 100% health/dental/vision insurance coverage for you and your family

If your experience is close but doesn’t fulfill all requirements, please apply. Chainguard is on a mission to build the best team. To achieve our goal, we are focused on hiring “Guardians'' with unique backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences. Chainguard is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, reproductive health decisions, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, political views or activity, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.For US based roles - Chainguard participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with employee Form I-9 Information to confirm authorization to work in the U.S. Chainguard, Inc. only uses E-Verify once a candidate has accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9. If E-Verify cannot confirm that an employee is authorized to work, Chainguard, Inc. will give the employee written instructions and an opportunity to contact the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so the employee can begin to resolve the issue before any adverse employment action is taken.

For more information about your right to work, please see the Notice of Right to Work.By submitting your application, you acknowledge that Chainguard will process your personal data in accordance with Chainguard’s Privacy Policy.

Life at Chainguard

Applying Zero-Trust principles to supply chain security to make the software lifecycle secure by default. We help organizations manage their open source and overall software supply chain security risk.
Thrive Here & What We Value1. Customer obsessed2. Intentional action3. Trust and good intentions4. Positive relationships5. Embrace uniqueness and enjoy the journey6. Transparency in data, news, and decisions7. Mentorship and teamwork8. Equal opportunity employer9. Flexible remote work options10. Delivering value-creating solutions
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