About Garden

Garden's mission is to keep developers productive and happy in the cloud-native era.

Docker, Kubernetes, and other cloud-native technologies have made us better than ever at operating our systems in production, but the day-to-day development experience has been left lagging.

Developers spend less time in flow, and more time waiting for builds, debugging scripts, or otherwise fighting their tools. We're here to fix that.

Our platform—which includes our open source core product—allows developers to work on distributed systems in remote, production-like dev environments while enjoying the fast and frictionless feedback loops we've expected when developing a single service locally.

It's a platform that democratizes the kind of advanced developer tooling that only the largest software companies have the resources to build and maintain.

We're still a small team and you'd be joining at a time when you can have a huge impact on our product and our culture. If you've ever thought to yourself that something's not right with our modern development workflows, now's your chance to help fix it!

What you'll do

We are looking for a full-time or part-time Technical Content Writer who can write knowledgeably for a DevOps audience about all things Kubernetes.

You’ll help our marketing team to create technical content to help educate, inform, and inspire DevOps engineers, both with product-specific content and also with more general content around Kubernetes and the DevOps space.

  • Write user-friendly content that will engage developers, SREs, and technical users.
  • Independently collate information from stakeholders and subject matter experts to write blog posts, product pages, tutorials, and occasionally docs.
  • Work closely with the marketing, product, and OSS teams to drive content creation and inform strategy.
  • Translate complex product information into simple, polished, and engaging content.
  • Shape conversations around the future of DevOps automation.

Who we're looking for

This position can be fully remote (or hybrid if you’re in Berlin).

Our products are first and foremost geared towards improving the productivity of developers working with complex systems. We’re looking for a proactive technical content writer who can effectively transmit our values to a very technical audience.

  • You’re an autonomous worker and agile thinker.
  • You have a technical background and can write convincingly about very technical topics.
  • You’re knowledgeable about the DevOps space with a firm understanding of SDLC and all things Kubernetes.
  • You’re a clear communicator, capable of digesting and conveying complex issues simply (but not condescendingly).
  • You’re excited to build a truly useful resource for DevOps engineers.
  • If you’d be interested in contributing to strategy, all the better!

Our Process

We're a small team that tries to keep things simple and lean—and that applies to our interview process as well. There are three steps to the interview process:

  • First, a 45-minute intro call with the Marketing Growth Manager. The goal is to give both parties a chance to get to know one another, ask questions, and discuss the role as well as culture at Garden. We’ll also discuss salary expectations and availability, and ask for references.
  • The next step is a writing test. We’ll provide you with a brief for a blog post and ask you to write 500 words on the topic. (You’ll have a few days for this but it shouldn’t take more than a couple of hours!)
  • We’ll follow up with the references you provided in the first step.
  • Finally, you’ll have a 60-minute conversation with a Founder and one cross-functional partner. If we are both excited to work together we will take the next steps to make sure that happens!
  • We’ll send you an offer letter!

Questions? Reach out to hiring manager, Valerie Slaughter at valerie@garden.io.

We explicitly encourage applications from groups that are underrepresented in tech. We celebrate and encourage diversity of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age and thought. Diversity is easier said than done but it's one of our founding principles to provide a diverse and inclusive environment.

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