Path Forward - Technical Writer Returnship San Francisco

Create quality content to increase developer velocity.

The Return to Work program at Stripe is a 16-week paid internship for experienced professionals returning to the workforce after taking time off for caregiving. Stripe is excited to be part of the Path Forward program because we know that caregivers returning to work bring unique skills and perspectives to our teams. This program offers a chance to revamp your skills, update your resume with new experience, and make connections with other caregivers transitioning back to the workforce.

The program is open to caregivers who have at least 5 years of professional experience and have been out of the paid workforce for at least 2 years to focus on caring for a child or other dependent. If this describes you, we’d love for you to apply!

More about technical writing at Stripe

Technical writers make Stripe’s products easy to use and integrate by creating useful content for developers and everyday users. Our documentation must exemplify quality and instill trust.

Stripe cares deeply about developer productivity, both for our users and engineering employees. Our products and internal tools require innovation and creativity to create an excellent user experience and to increase developer velocity. We need writers with exceptional writing ability and solid technical competence to provide an engaging developer experience.

You’ll join the technical writing team to enable Stripe’s users and engineers to quickly ship reliable code, while minimizing cognitive overhead.

You will:

  • Document new products, features, and APIs.
  • Document standards, guidelines, and best practices for engineers.
  • Organize documentation and make it easily discoverable.
  • Maintain content quality through curation and content performance analysis.
  • Push Stripe and the industry forward by dreaming up and implementing new ways to deliver, author, analyze, and interact with technical content.

We’re looking for someone who is:

  • Proficient in writing software documentation.
  • Creative, empathetic, collaborative, optimistic, and curious.
  • Adept at communicating technical concepts clearly and precisely.
  • Able to quickly iterate and improve.
  • Proficient in HTML and Markdown.
  • Conversant with Unix.
  • Conversant with Git.
  • A perpetual learner and teacher.

Nice to have:

  • Experience writing about Ruby or another backend language like Go, Python, PHP, Node, or Java.
  • Experience creating automated documentation tools.
  • Experience with large information architecture projects.

“Nice to have” really means “nice to have.” It’s completely possible that you don’t have any of these and are still a great fit for the team.

You should include these in your application:

  • Your CV, LinkedIn, or website

We look forward to hearing from you.

Apply now