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Technical Writer



Marketing & Communications, IT
Posted on Friday, May 10, 2024
Hybrid Remote

Technical Writer

Are you ready to have true impact? We're looking for an experienced Technical Writer. Read more and apply 👇

About the company

Timefold is an AI planning optimization platform, built on powerful open-source solver technology, enabling software builders to tackle real-world, complex and high-impact operational planning problems. It delivers significant economic value in optimization operations like vehicle routing, employee scheduling, maintenance scheduling, field service routing, production planning, etc.

Timefold is an open-core software startup founded in 2023 - on a mission to free the world from wasteful scheduling! We are the next chapter of OptaPlanner, a field-proven, open-source solver originally created by Geoffrey De Smet, our CTO and co-founder.

Our headquarters are in Ghent, Belgium, in the magnificent and iconic Wintercircus building. The team operates remotely from various locations with hubs in Belgium, Czech Republic, and the US.

About the role

Documentation is very (!) important to Timefold and its users - typically software developers. We have a strong open-source community who applauds the quality of the open-source product documentation. In parallel we are now releasing our platform experience for which we want an equally strong documentation set. Your documentation will empower thousands of developers to solve complex planning problems.
In addition we are building Timefold Academy in which we are producing a high-end training program. We also thrive on content marketing for which we could use a helping hand. And we have bi-weekly release notes.

So we really need our first full-time Technical Writer 🙂

Key Responsibilities

  • Creating platform documentation focusing on API descriptions, planning concepts and on general functionality
  • Managing - possibly restructuring - our conceptual, proprietary and open-source documentation
  • Managing the documentation process and the contribution from our engineering team
  • Work with Engineering and Marketing for the creation of release notes, case-studies, video scripts, blog posts and news articles

Key Qualifications

  • You are an experienced technical writer and love your job; this is what you do and what you want to keep doing
  • Your written English is perfect, preferably a native speaker
  • You are technical : you understand code and can read code! Java is a must, Python is great. REST APIs hold no secrets to you
  • You are capable of explaining technical and complex concepts in easy-to-understand language. You can shift your explanation depth to the level of your reader
  • You can manage your own work

This job is for you if

You love technical writing and you are looking for a broad, versatile and exciting company to work for. You are capable of working autonomously while growing your network within the company. As we are a fast-evolving organization, we will most likely hire more colleagues for you in the future. So this job is really at the start of your team within Timefold!

What do we offer

  • A Full Time position in a fast growing start up environment
  • A competitive salary package complemented by a range of local benefits
  • Flexibility : our focus is on your talents, not your location. Choose the working arrangement that suits you best, whether it is remote, hybrid or on-site
  • Culture : promoting growth through both autonomy and teamwork across different teams
  • Our dedication to creating an inclusive environment, where diversity is celebrated and everyone is treated with fairness and respect <3
  • Regular team building activities and gatherings to enhance (international) team spirit and cooperation (this requires a willingness to travel once or twice a year)
Remote status
Hybrid Remote

About Timefold

Timefold, an innovative commercial open-source software startup, is revolutionizing planning optimization. With our AI solver, we're solving planning challenges across industries. We're backed by an early-stage VC and are determined to lead planning optimization globally.

Founded in 2022
Co-workers 15
Hybrid Remote

Technical Writer

Are you ready to have true impact? We're looking for an experienced Technical Writer. Read more and apply 👇

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