Documentation / Technical Writer

Job posting for dotcms the worlds leading open source java content management system

Documentation / Technical Writer

Job Type Full Time Employee
Location Boston / Telecommute
Education Bachelor's

dotCMS is looking for skilled and tech-savvy writers to document our rapidly evolving Web Content Management system. As a Technical Writer you  will work closely with developers, QA Analysts, product managers and other subject matter experts to learn complex technical information regarding the dotCMS platform and present it in a readable, consistent, and accurate manner.

Depending on your skills and interests, you’ll work on new dotCMS documentation and the documentation site, organizing and rewriting existing material, identifying and filling holes in current documentation, work with training staff to augment online tutorials and how-tos and/or writing external API documentation for dotCMS’s developer community.


  • Write and maintain technical documentation for dotCMS customers and external developer audience, documentation such as:

  • End User Documentation

  • Developer API reference, and architecture guides.

  • Organize and update these and other already existing documents as needed.

  • Create and update architecture and component diagrams.

  • Write sample code, technical papers, how-to blogs, and more.

  • Have a clear, concise, and informative writing style.

  • Participate in the dotCMS ListServ


  • 5 years work experience researching and writing complex documentation for developers (SDKs, APIs, developer and reference guides).

  • 3 years experience with CMS (Content Management Systems) or blogging platforms and knowledge of the web and internet.

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, under-specified environment.

  • Can identify high priority documentation needs with respect to both writing and organization.

  • Knowledge of programming and/or Internet concepts, paradigms, and technologies.

  • Ability to read source code (preferably Java, Javascript, HTML, CSS).

Useful Additional Qualifications

  • Familiarity with writing Wiki-based documentation.

  • Use of graphical tools such Lucid Charts OmniGraffle, Visio, or Adobe Illustrator.

  • Able to write basic code.

To Apply

To apply, please send your resume and example work product to  Thank you

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