Menu button
🥳 Perspectives 2022 is now available on demand Access now

Are you interested in building top-flight technical documentation for a popular and widely used open-source project: Opensearch and OpenSearch Dashboards.

The AWS OpenSearch team is looking to build a dedicated documentation team to support OpenSearch and is seeking talented and experienced professionals. OpenSearch is an increasingly vital technology for search and analytics of machine-generated data, that has already been downloaded millions of times. Developers and engineers use OpenSearch and OpenSearch Dashboards to gain timely insights into their applications, infrastructure, and security.

In this role you will work closely with open source users, Amazon OpenSearch Service customers, and the AWS product management and engineering teams to support an amazing product that people love to use.

At AWS, you’ll experience the benefits of working in a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment, while leveraging the resources of (AMZN), one of the world's leading internet companies. The AWS OpenSearch team is part of the rapidly growing AWS Database and Analytics group. We are customer-obsessed in a highly collaborative team-oriented environment.

Ideally, you have a technical background that enables easy interaction with software developers and a demonstrated ability to deliver high-quality technical documentation. Any experience you have with web services, Linux, XML, and Git is also a bonus. While we don’t expect you to be an expert in these areas, we hope you are excited to learn about them.

As a Technical Writer, you will be responsible for providing engaging technical documentation that users love. As a technical leader, you set the standard for excellence for our documentation, ensuring that we deliver technically accurate, well-written, simple, and user-focused documentation. You’ll help set team goals and be expected to deliver on those goals for maintaining a high bar for documentation quality.

The pay range for this position in Colorado is $118,700 - $151,000; however, the base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. A sign-on bonus and restricted stock units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered. This information is provided per the Colorado Equal Pay Act. Base pay information is based on the market location. Applicants should apply via Amazon's internal or external careers site.


  • A minimum of one year as a technical writer creating documentation for a developer audience
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • A degree in computer science, English, technical writing, or a related field
  • Ability to write sample code in at least one programming language, Java and Python preferred
  • Familiarity with search technologies or NoSQL databases
  • Comfortable with Git and the Unix command line


  • Expertise with popular open-source software: Amazon OpenSearch Service, Lucene, Docker, Linux
  • Understanding of the AWS security model and general computer networking
  • Familiarity with HTML and CSS
  • Experience with JSON and Rest APIs
  • Experience with Markdown, and working in Github a plus
  • Experience leading content development projects with multiple writers

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or another legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request accommodation, please visit

Pursuant to the Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider employment-qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider employment-qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Workers in New York City who perform in-person work or interact with the public in the course of business must show proof they have been fully vaccinated against COVID or request and receive approval for a reasonable accommodation, including medical or religious accommodation.

Interested? Apply for this role USD $118k-151k annual Apply
Visit website Seattle, WA
Come build the future with us
Get notified when roles similar to this are listed
Explore other job categories