Head of Technical Documentation

This role is remote and location agnostic. Full time or paid via grant.

About this role:

This role is suitable for a technical writing expert with an unrelenting & uncompromising passion for truly decentralized and trustless infrastructure. Working with a team of senior software engineers and the founders, you will ensure that non-blockchain developers are converted into smart-contract developers and experienced smart-contract developers have the documentation required to comprehend how to build the next-generation of truly decentralized applications.

Your work will be the primary reference point for all developers integrating with Flare Networks and form the base content for the portals / platforms.

Flare Networks cares deeply about developer experience, both for the users and engineering talent.

Your impact:

-Make Flare Networks easy to use by creating useful content for large communities of developers and everyday users.

-Exceptional communication ability and solid technical competence that translates into engaging & compelling developer portals / experiences.

-Push Flare Networks forwards by determining new standards to deliver, author, analyze, and interact with technical content.

-Lead strategy to ensure all documentation is exceptionally curated and easily discoverable.

-Maintain quality by contributing via tools and processes that make documentation and software development more efficient, scalable, and collaborative.

-Communicate across engineering, product, and marketing teams to make recommendations regarding the design and implementation of Flare Networks.

-Design, write, and update user guides, developer documentation, API references, and sample code.

-Develop strong relationships with internal & external stakeholders.

How to be a stand-out candidate:

-You have written technical documents for L1 protocols or highly technical blockchain companies before or for an industry defining Web 2.0 platform.

-Open-source software background.

-You are a wizard with Gitlab and other developer portals.

-Previously worked as a Software Engineer or have completed academic studies into software engineering, ideally within Blockchain.

-Experience with Solidity, Typescript, and/or Golang.

-History of working in start-ups and with early-stage products moving from MVP to deployment.

-Strong ability to create strong compelling narratives within highly technical documents.

-Experience working with cross-functional teams including designers, researchers, and engineers.

-Experience creating automated documentation tools.

-You are autonomous in your work. You understand the end goals and the strategy to reach them.

-Native English language and others are a bonus.

-Able to quickly iterate and improve.

-Perpetual learner and teacher.

Flare Networks stack: JavaScript, Rust, and/or Solidity or a keen interest in learning new languages

We ask that you overlap some working hours with GMT. English is essential, other languages are a bonus.

Further information:

Flare Overview

State Connector

Building Safe, Reorganisation and Resistant Bridges @ Permissionless

Layer Cake White Paper

Community Call

Block Explorer Guide

GitHub

Tech docs (only 5% complete so is WIP)

Discord - over 36k members (almost doubled in the last couple of weeks)

Twitter - 215,000 followers

Website

Medium

Songbird Explorer - over 370k wallets

Flare Explorer - network is in observation mode until September (millions of unique wallets expected after the token distribution event)

Recent press:

Flare Network genesis

Flare Receives Algorand Foundation SupaGrant to develop Bitcoin bridge

The State Connector is live on Songbird

Why consider Flare Network?

Backed by the best-investors within Web3 and experiencing hyper-growth (45k+ native wallet installs and over 340 validators / data providers applied to be whitelisted within weeks of launching the canary network Songbird.

September 17th 2021, Flare Network launched the canary network Songbird, followed by genesis of Flare main network on July 14th 2022.

Flare has launched the first consensus protocol for external data, the State Connector. Decentralized applications on Flare can therefore trustlessly acquire and use information from other blockchains and real world data sources, solving the oracle problem and opening the door to a new era of utility:

Flareā€™s Fast, decentralized and fully-insured LayerCake bridges will connect smart contract chains multilaterally, unifying rather than fragmenting liquidity.

Non-smart contract assets such as BTC, XRP and DOGE can be brought on to Flare as FAssets, and put to work earning yield in DeFi.

Full cross-chain composability enables decentralized applications to use the value, liquidity and information of multiple blockchains via a single deployment on Flare.

Seamless decentralized integration with Web2 data powers trustless use of real world data sources in Web3 dapps.

Built for universal connectivity - Flare solves many of the interoperability issues facing blockchain today, enabling assets and information to flow freely and safely between blockchains and from Web2 to Web3.

Solving for price - Many supposed decentralized systems still rely on centralized price feeds from a single source. The Flare Time Series Oracle leverages the distributed structure of the network to provide reliable, decentralized price data to dapps on Flare.

True trustless interoperability - Both the State Connector and Flare Time Series Oracle have been designed with decentralization at their core, incentivizing independent third parties, separate to Flare, to support the network with the reliable provision of data.

Scalable multilateral bridges - Flare requires just 101 smart contracts to connect 100 different blockchains, instead of needing 4,950 individual bridges.

Bridges that unify, rather than fragment liquidity - No matter the origin chain, the destination token is the same, so ETH bridged to Solana will always give you Solana-ETH, whether it was bridged from Harmony, Near, or any other chain.

Fast, low fee and low carbon - Flare's next generation technology brings fast, secure and efficient transactions with very low gas fees and a small carbon footprint.

Expert development team - Featuring experts from the worlds of electronic engineering, distributed systems, quantum computing, mathematics, computer science, quantitative finance, risk management and marketing.

Please get in touch asap if you are interested in discussing this role: [email protected]