Senior Programmer Writer

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Senior Programmer Writer
Engineering & Tech Operations | Chicago, Illinois

Our agreement with employees
DocuSign is committed to building trust and making the world more agree-able for our employees, customers and the communities in which we live and work. You can count on us to listen, be honest, and try our best to do what’s right, every day. At DocuSign, everything is equal. We each have a responsibility to ensure every team member has an equal opportunity to succeed, to be heard, to exchange ideas openly, to build lasting relationships, and to do the work of their life. Best of all, you will be able to feel deep pride in the work you do, because your contribution helps us make the world better than we found it. And for that, you’ll be loved by us, our customers, and the world in which we live.

The team
Our team focuses on creating world-class content to enable external software developers to quickly integrate DocuSign technologies into their apps and websites with our APIs. We create and manage many content types – all targeting a developer audience – including guides, code examples, blog posts, newsletters, sample apps, API success stories, and more. Our team reports to a larger team called Developer Programs and Evangelism (DPE), which is responsible for the entire software developer integration strategy and experience, including the Developer Center site, sandbox environment, developer tools, SDKs, and more. Together, we ensure the best developer experience to help our external customer and partner developers integrate DocuSign technologies quickly.

This position
This Programmer Writer position is responsible for synthesizing complex technical API and SDK information and communicating it to an external software developer audience in a clear, concise, and accurate manner. In this position, you’ll write technical content primarily for the DocuSign Developer Center by creating new or modifying existing code examples and guides for a variety of DocuSign APIs and SDKs.

This position requires you to demonstrate technical skills in creating JSON structures, API headers, and making API and SDK calls in one or more of these languages: Bash/Curl, PowerShell, C#, Java, PHP, Node.js, Ruby, or Python. You must also have experience in OAuth technologies, requesting access tokens, and the like.

This position is an Individual Contributor (IC) and reports to the Director of Developer Content.

Responsibilities
• Create net new or modify existing code examples, guides, and other developer-focused content, including showing the DocuSign external developer audience how to perform specific tasks in a variety of supported computer languages.
• Port code snippets between multiple computer languages (based on your expertise) and work with other internal teams or external vendors to augment for computer languages where you have less expertise.
• Follow established content QA procedures and policies and suggest improvements for deficiencies.
• Work with internal teams to understand the business purpose, scenarios, and use cases for all DocuSign APIs.
• Participate in select DocuSign conferences, meetups, and hackathons to promote DocuSign development technologies and to gather feedback directly from external developers.

Basic Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree in Education, English, Journalism, Computer Science or related field.
• 8+ years related job experience to include developer documentation, SDK and API documentation, technical documentation, and user guidance development. Experience in a corporate/enterprise environment preferred.
• Able to work across various time zones; off hours and long hours as needed.

Preferred Qualifications
• 2+ years of experience with SaaS developer content creation for enterprise-class software.
• Experience with markdown, swagger or similar are a plus.
• Excellent prioritization and time management skills.
• Excellent orientation to detail and quality in writing output that makes complex technical concepts and instructions clear, and simple.
• Excellent problem solving and decision-making skill; deal with ambiguity in fast-paced business environment.
• Self-directed and proactive.
• Clear sense of accountability & ownership.
• Focused on goals and the overall team and company objectives.

About us
DocuSign® helps organizations connect and automate how they prepare, sign, act on, and manage agreements. As part of the DocuSign Agreement Cloud, DocuSign offers eSignature: the world's #1 way to sign electronically on practically any device, from almost anywhere, at any time. Today, hundreds of thousands of customers and hundreds of millions of users in over 180 countries use DocuSign to accelerate the process of doing business and simplify people's lives. Plus, we save more trees together! And that’s a good thing.

DocuSign is an Equal Opportunity Employer. DocuSign is committed to building a diverse team of talented individuals who bring different perspectives to the discussion and who feel a sense of inclusion and belonging when they join our team. Individuals seeking employment at DocuSign are considered without regards to race, ethnicity, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, registered domestic partner status, caregiver status, marital status, veteran or military status, citizenship status, or any other legally protected category.
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Location

The Loop has theater, arts, architecture, parks and riverwalks and great restaurants. All a stone's throwaway from the DocuSign offices.

An Insider's view of DocuSign

What’s the vibe like in the office?

There is always something new to learn and the opportunities to grow are endless. Chicago has a growing tech community, so it’s great to help contribute to that growth. Our Chicago office has a very collaborative group of people and is an exciting place to work as we expand. The happy hours and informal guitar jam sessions aren’t bad either.

Keith

Senior Director of Engineering

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Everyone has tremendous amounts of knowledge in different fields, you can go to anyone and just pick their brains. I feel like I’ve learned more here than anywhere else I’ve ever worked. My coworkers are great. Not only do we have similar interests, sports, games, and shows. We all have the drive to do our craft better.

Kevin

Software Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

DocuSign encourages anyone’s desire to learn more and provide you with multiple opportunities to expand your knowledge. For example, we have an Educational Assistance Program that gives employees a chance to pursue continued education and get reimbursed! I’ve grown a lot since I’ve started working here and am now where near plateauing.

Rachel

SQL Database Administrator

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

We strive for a flat organization—so, our executives are involved in guiding, reviewing and mentoring teams. And because we are growing fast, you can get involved in different aspects of our product and this learning will help propel your career forward.

Ron

Chief Product Officer

What is your vision for the company?

One of my goals is that everybody who works at DocuSign can look back at their time here and say they did or are doing the work of their lives at DocuSign.

Dan

CEO

What are DocuSign Perks + Benefits

DocuSign Benefits Overview

Need time off? We offer generous Paid Time Off, Paid Volunteer Time Off, 6 Months Paid Parental Leave, Paid Bereavement Leave and Military Leave.

Interested in comp? We offer complete Total Rewards Compensation which includes equity grants, ESPP, Pre-tax and Post-Tax Retirement Benefits/Pension and Employee Referral Bonus Program ($2K!)

Want to thrive? We offer comprehensive Health Benefits (Free for employees; 50% paid coverage for dependents) and a Wellness Benefit

What to expand your mind? Take advantage of our extensive Learning & Development training (in person and online), Education Assistance ($5K/year) and DocuSign University certification

Have a little fun! Enjoy happy hours, plentiful snacks and refreshments and fun team offsites

Interested in giving back? Volunteer 3 days a year and donate to charity and DocuSign IMPACT will match your gift.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
DocuSign pledges 1% of our time by granting employees 3 VTO (Volunteer Time Off) days as part of our DocuSign IMPACT initiative.
Partners with Nonprofits
Through DocuSign for Forests™ initiative, we will donate $1.5 million to organizations that preserve the world’s forests. The first $1 million will go to the Jane Goodall Legacy Foundation.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
There are many ways to contribute to our culture including but not limited to engaging with our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs): Women, Pride, BOLD, Honor, Parents, LatinX.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Board of Directors: Chairwoman, 4 women (36%), 3 non-Caucasians CEO Direct reports: 4 women (30%), 1 non-Caucasians, 1 LGBTQ
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
DocuSign employees can contribute up to $2,700 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
DocuSign employees receive a minimum of 20 days per year of paid time off.
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 24 hours ( 3 days) per year of paid volunteer time as part of our DocuSign IMPACT program
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
We offer $5,000 annually for continuing education.
Online course subscriptions available
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