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Technical Writer (m/f/x)

Germany, Berlin, BerlinProduct & Design

Job description

UP42 is changing the way geospatial data is accessed and analyzed. Our developer platform and marketplace bring together multiple sources of data such as satellite imagery, weather data, and more—with algorithms to identify objects, detect change, and find patterns. Industry leaders use UP42 to inform business decisions and build scalable customer solutions.

We are looking for an experienced Technical Writer (m/f/x) to join our motivated team in Berlin.


As a Technical Writer you will drive strategic content initiatives and work directly on creating, planning and improving technical documentation.


In the first 6 months, you will focus on becoming a subject matter expert on the UP42 platform, help set the strategy for the Documentation Hub, scale the internal reviewer framework and cooperate with the product team to ensure alignment with the roadmap and feature release schedules. The key to success in this role is ability to quickly understand the UP42 product, summarize complex technical processes into simple and clear user guides, strong writing skills and self-starter attitude. Your contributions will drive product adoption and will directly impact the company’s progress towards growth and user engagement.


About the Role:

  • Manage and drive the strategy for existing product documentation

  • Build, optimize and manage lifecycle of technical documentation

  • Create intuitive and effective step-by-step developer guides, reference manuals, code recipes, general articles and FAQs for our UP42 products and services

  • Review, proofread and edit content written by others (joint activity with the product documentation specialist and other CS team members)

  • Analyze how the company’s audience is using support documentation in order to quantify opportunities for customer improvement

  • Test the product to ensure accuracy and consistency with the documentation

Job requirements

About you:

  • Proven Track Record of skills and expertise in writing product and service related technical documentation

  • Experience in version control tools is a plus, since the team updates content using Git

  • Familiarity with APIs and bash scripting

  • Experience in creating content using Markdown, reStructuredText or similar markup languages

  • Strong ability to write simple to complex code examples in Python or similar programming languages

  • Skills and technical expertise to explain complex specifications of satellite images (e.g. physical units, data processing pipeline) or sensor engineering principles

  • Knowledge or background in geospatial science (remote sensing, GIS, GPS) is a plus

  • Excellent English writing skills (at least C2 level)

What makes you stand out:

  • You are passionate about elegant, simple and engaging technical writing

  • You are a fan of geospatial science and technology

  • You have comparable experience in creating and driving technical content strategy in your current or previous roles

About us:

  • The chance to shape the state of the art geospatial processing platform and create a completely new planetary perspective

  • Hybrid and flexible working model - you can choose when to work from the comfort of your home or join your colleagues in our modern office in the heart of Kreuzberg

  • Inspiring international team, fun and productive environment

  • Competitive salary package and other great benefits

  • Regular team events, team updates and get-togethers

  • Development budget: we help you grow and you grow UP42!

  • Challenges, space for creativity and taking ownership


Does this sound like a good next step into your geospatial career? If so, we look forward to receiving your application in English.


Our culture is one of belonging, where everyone feels welcome and where differences are celebrated. We seek to recruit the best talent regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background and/or belief—and strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply. We also value more than the skills and experiences outlined in this job description. Even if you think you only fill 60% of the requirements for this role - we would still like to consider your application.

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