ForgeRock is Hiring a (very technical) Tech Writer (Portland OR area)


#1

Hi!

If you live in the PDX area, consider working with us at ForgeRock. We work on Identity Relationship Management software.

Here’s a link to apply via Jobvite.

In the words of my manager (who is based in Grenoble): https://marginnotes2.wordpress.com/2017/03/31/were-hiring/


ForgeRock still has open positions in many locations. One of those is for a writer based in our Vancouver, WA office (across the river from Portland, OR).

Be forewarned. This is challenging, hands-on technical writing and reverse engineering work. If you are looking for a gig where you can remain in your comfort zone, skip this one.

On the other hand, if you feel that most things worth doing are tough in the beginning, take a closer look and apply for the job.


If you have questions, feel free to ask them here, or DM me in the WTD Slack channel. We are looking for a local area candidate.

Thanks,
Mike


#2

Yay Mike! I hope someone updates or does something with the YubiKey integration. I work at Yubico. I think so far your docs only doc the OATH (HOTP or TOTP) integration, but super lightly. Maybe you can get a new writer who can ping the devs and get a deeper integration going? :slight_smile:

Good luck!


#3

Hi Sue – thanks for asking! I’ve DM’d you with an idea.


#4

FYI, we’re still looking (I gather we hope to start formal interviews soon!)


#5

I’m going to elaborate, based on what I’ve done for the past 4+ years:

I spend most of my day at the Unix command line, running our software in Linux VMs (in different configurations), analyzing (and sometimes editing) JSON files. The SME info that I get is in Epics, PRs, and demos — the same info given to our QA.

I analyze new dev from a SysAdmin (and sometimes DevOps) PoV — what would they need to do to put our software into production.

On my first day at ForgeRock, our site boss told me: “Mike, if you’re doing your job, you’ll be the first line of QA.” And it’s true; the writers at our company file our share of bug reports.