Senior Technical Writer

Engineering Austin, Texas


Description

About PLAYSTUDIOS

PLAYSTUDIOS is the developer and operator of award-winning free-to-play casual games for mobile and social platforms. The company’s collection of original and published titles is powered by its groundbreaking playAWARDS loyalty marketing platform, which enables players to earn real-world rewards from a portfolio of global entertainment, retail, technology, travel, leisure, and gaming brands across 17 countries and four continents. Founded by a team of veteran gaming, hospitality, and technology entrepreneurs, PLAYSTUDIOS brings together beautifully designed mobile gaming content with an innovative loyalty platform in order to provide its players with an unequaled entertainment experience and its partners with actionable business insights. To learn more about PLAYSTUDIOS, visit playstudios.com

PLAYSTUDIOS is seeking a Senior Technical Writer to join our playAWARDS Documentation team in Austin TX! Candidates must be self-motivated team players who thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic startup-like environment. As part of our Documentation team, you work with the Lead technical writer, other staff writers, subject matter experts (SMEs), marketing teams, and engineering teams to create comprehensive and easy-to-understand articles, guides, instructions, and engineering documentation for a range of services and products. This collaboration with other teams ensures accuracy and broad outreach.

About playAWARDS

playAWARDS is a powerful loyalty platform that elevates our award-winning casual games. By harnessing the power of play, this suite of tools and professional services allows us to connect a curated network of brand partners with our global audience of highly engaged players. playAWARDS allows partners to incorporate offers into beautifully designed casual games as an integral part of a player’s overall entertainment experience. As a result, a large number of extremely receptive consumers are exposed to our partners' products and services—frequently and over an extended period of time—ensuring that their brand is always top-of-mind.

If you’re a smart, creative, and ambitious writer committed to contributing to stellar products, we want to talk to you. We have a deep passion for quality and need a Senior Technical Writer with a high personal and professional bar. 

Responsibilities

  • Synthesize complex material into structured, readable documentation
  • Document PLAYSTUDIOS' proprietary systems and tools
  • Document PLAYSTUDIOS' gaming SDKs and APIs, including installation and configuration instructions
  • Collaborate with Engineers, Designers, and Project Managers to plan and support PLAYSTUDIOS' technical vision and ensure maximum content applicability
  • Provide appropriate technical documentation for goal and audience
  • Interview stakeholders to develop documentation requirements
  • Meet with Producers and Product Managers to create or modify supporting documentation
  • Coordinate with senior writers to plan, schedule, and produce appropriate and complete documentation
  • Provide producers with estimates, updates on work progress, and alerts about impediments
  • Test documentation to ensure correctness, accuracy, and flow

Requirements

  • 5+ years of industry experience as a Technical Writer; mobile gaming industry experience is preferred
  • Degree in English, Computer Science, or equivalent experience preferred
  • Impeccable editing skills with an eye for detail
  • Experience documenting SDKs and APIs
  • Experience with CSS and HTML
  • Advanced and up-to-date knowledge of writing trends, tools, and technologies
  • Proficiency with markdown, docfx, and “code to documentation” publication
  • Experience with practicing Agile software development methodologies
  • Experience with UI layout, usage, and UX principles
  • Experience with Atlassian Confluence

Preferred

  • Mobile gaming and casino domain knowledge
  • Ability to read and understand developer-written code
  • A passion for gaming, the game industry, and gaming trends
  • Knowledge of single-sourced, topic-based documentation
  • Familiarity with Plain Language documentation

Benefits and Perks 

  • 100% health benefit coverage for you and your dependents! 
  • Performance-based bonuses. 
  • 401K plan and stock options. 
  • Flexible vacation policy. 
  • Great downtown Austin location with extensive nearby dining options and vibrant nightlife.
  • Employee-driven entertainment, happy hours, and team-building events. 
  • Snacks and drinks are available in the kitchen. 
  • Casual work environment. 
  • An open, collaborative workspace. 
  • *** During COVID 19 we are currently working from home

PLAYSTUDIOS is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.