Senior Technical Writer

Permanent employee, Full-time · Remote (Europe)

Who we are:

The Cardano Foundation is the independent, non-profit organization responsible for stewarding the advancement of the public, permissionless blockchain platform Cardano. Our mission is to establish the Cardano blockchain as the future financial and social system of the world for generations to come, driving adoption and facilitating development of the protocol. We aim to de-risk decentralization for regulators and organizations, while also giving the Cardano community the necessary tools and support to leverage the Cardano protocol to solve real world problems.

Based in Switzerland, the Foundation works to facilitate the use of Cardano in mission critical applications across a wide range of industries and markets, anchoring use cases in the off-line world and encouraging active on-chain participation and governance.

What you’ll be doing:

We are seeking a Senior Technical Writer to enhance our capabilities when it comes to documentation of technical systems, creation of tutorials for our products, and revising already existing documentation as well as contribution to product descriptions that shall be released publicly. As the Senior Technical Writer you will besides the technical tasks also be responsible for leading a team of other technical writers and standardization experts and report to Senior Management.

The ideal candidate has industry proven experience on technical writing in the blockchain or cryptography domain. Consensus protocols, asymmetric key cryptography, decentralized applications and P2P are no foreign language for you. You have excellent writing skills and understand how to provide information about a complex technical subject in an easy comprehensible way. As a senior overseeing a team of technical writers you are a strong communicator with a high degree of empathy and stand up for your team and projects whenever needed.

  • Write high quality technical documentation and educational material about blockchain related topics like consensus protocols, complex distributed and decentralized IT systems, cryptographic methods, smart contracts and use cases built on top of those technologies like self-sovereign-identity systems and others.

  • Report to senior management about the progress of ongoing projects and hiring activities.

  • Oversee and grow a team of technical writers and standardization experts.

What we look for in you:
  • In-depth knowledge about blockchain technology, established standards (like BIP-44, BIP-39 etc.), cryptographic methods involved and applications built on top of those technologies.

  • Experience in working in a role as technical writer or senior technical writer for at least 3 years in the relevant domain.

  • Excellent skills in writing technical documentation and educational material.

  • Decent knowledge about technical solutions to provide the information to a reader in an appealing way.

  • You are kind and respectful of others’ opinions and you are open and act with integrity when engaging in academic or technical discussions.

  • Proficient English language and communication skills.

  • Self motivated, independent and well organized. Someone who works well on her own and with a team.

Nice to have:
  • In-depth Cardano specific knowledge about applied cryptography methods, the consensus and networking protocols as well as the staking and reward mechanisms.

About us

Cardano Foundation has incredible employees from over 24 nationalities, across 3 continents which you will work collegiately to grow the Foundation. 

Here at Cardano Foundation’s we are transparent, inclusive, passionate and innovative. As such our mission is to have a positive impact on global change and breed a harmonious working environment for our employees to flourish. 

Benefits:

  • Our employees have the flexibility and freedom to work from home with flexible working hours. 
  • All Cardano Foundation employees will have access to a personal annual learning budget dedicated to personal professional and personal development. 
  • A day a year is dedicated to a departmental team activity fun day out. 
  • Cardano Foundation gives the opportunity to its employees to dedicate a volunteering day to help the greater community or to be an expert in your field of work within the blockchain community. 
  • Employees are given additional day off for their birthday. 
  • Cardano Foundation also rewards days off as per established work anniversaries milestones.

Cardano Foundation strives to provide a diverse, inclusive and welcoming working environment. We are committed being a discrimination free organisation - including discrimination free space with regards to age, religion, race, nationality/ethnic origin, disability, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Applications from Recruitment Agencies
Cardano Foundation does not accept any applications from recruitment agencies for this position. We refuse any responsibility for unsolicited applications as well as any associated fees. Unsolicited applications will be treated as direct application regardless of the channel through which we receive them. Please get in touch with our Talent Acquisition Team at careers@cardanofoundation.org to discuss recruitment services and do not contact Cardano Foundation employees directly.
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