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About Starburst

Starburst is the analytics engine for all your data. We provide the fastest, most efficient analytics engine for your data warehouse, data lake, or data mesh. We’re on a mission to free our customers to see the invisible and achieve the impossible. We unlock the value of distributed data by making it fast and easy to access, no matter where it lives. Starburst queries data across any database, making it instantly actionable for data-driven organizations. With Starburst, teams can lower the total cost of their infrastructure and analytics investments, prevent vendor lock-in, and use the existing tools that work for their business. Today more than 150 leading organizations trust us to make better decisions faster.

Though Starburst has achieved unicorn status and raised $414M in venture funding from top investors, we were founded in a rather unusual way with customers and revenue from the very beginning! We operate globally in 10 countries and are proud to be named a Best Place to Work. Come join our team of All-Stars!

Starburst is seeking an experienced technical writer to help update and expand the documentation for Starburst Galaxy, Starburst Enterprise, and the Trino open-source project.

As a technical writer and member of the information engineering team at Starburst, you will update and create highly technical content for our user documentation, reference guides, tutorials, and other material. You will assist in the creation of blog posts, and collaborate with many internal partners on creating and verifying technical content. All this happens in a fast-growing startup environment on a collegial team with lots of exciting developments every day.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with product management, engineering, UX, marketing, support, and sales to create technical documentation for Starburst Galaxy, Starburst Enterprise, Trino, and related products.
  • Address content needs for different personas, such as platform administrators, data engineers, and data consumers.
  • Ensure documentation is up-to-date, correct, and complete.
  • Define, follow, and promote documentation style guidelines.
  • Encourage collaboration and contributions of technical content.
  • Collaborate with customer-facing teams for feedback on documentation and best practices.
  • Operate in an agile development environment.

Requirements:

  • Familiarity and experience with one or more of SQL, Kubernetes, data platforms, data governance, or cloud platforms.
  • Enthusiasm to explore and learn about new technologies and tools.
  • Technical writing experience, including knowledge gained from roles in support, engineering, or customer advocacy, and a desire to write even more.
  • Markup language experience, including markdown, HTML, or similar.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication for technical topics.
  • Experience with version control systems, preferably git.
  • Working knowledge of text editors, issue trackers, and other software development tools.

Preferred experience:

  • Documentation for a technical, enterprise-level SaaS product.
  • Practical software engineering, ideally with Java.
  • Trino and adjacent open sources technologies, such as Spark, Iceberg, or Hive.
  • Documentation as code and using tools such as Sphinx or Jekyll.
  • Web technologies, including HTML and CSS.
  • Linux command line tools.
  • Open source software and processes.
  • Public cloud provider platforms such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud.
  • Data warehousing, data lakes, business intelligence, Hadoop, and others.

Benefits

At Starburst, we’re constantly striving toward building a place where people come first by creating an environment of transparency, honesty, and respect. We take care of our global workforce by making sure employees enjoy competitive salaries and attractive stock grants, remote-friendly work options, access to quality and affordable insurance, and flexible and generous paid time off to start a family, travel, or just relax! 

Headquartered in Boston, MA with offices in Warsaw, London, Palo Alto and Tel Aviv and employees across Europe and the Americas, we are committed to hiring where the talent is.  

Starburst provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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