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Documentation Engineer

Evolve Energy

Evolve Energy

London, UK
Posted on Friday, March 29, 2024
Help us use technology to make a big green dent in the universe!
Kraken powers some of the most innovative global developments in energy.
We’re a technology company focused on creating a smart, sustainable energy system. From optimising renewable generation, creating a more intelligent grid and enabling utilities to provide excellent customer experiences, our operating system for energy is transforming the industry around the world in a way that benefits everyone.
It’s a really exciting time in energy. Help us make a real impact on shaping a better, more sustainable future.
We’re looking for someone to own the knowledge management of Kraken products and to lead across a wide spectrum of documentation: user guides, API docs, reference guides, and technical guides.
About Kraken
Kraken is a large SaaS platform covering several product areas; Kraken Customer, KrakenFlex, Kraken Field and Kraken Grid.
Kraken Customer has around 20 worldwide utility companies (’clients’) which they use to run their businesses.
KrakenFlex enables commercial customers to connect and control a diverse range of distributed energy resources, and domestic customers to manage and control smart-home devices - including batteries, electric vehicles (EVs), and home solar panels.

What you'll do

  • Take ownership of documentation as a core product offering of Kraken, recognising that there are different users of documentation across both clients and internal teams.
  • Ensuring that documentation is both current and relevant in an environment where application changes are made several hundred times a day.
  • Be the primary implementer of any required technical systems - while harnessing the contributions of other developers across the organisation who care about documentation (but aren’t able to devote much time to it).
  • Ensure that Kraken documentation is usable, useful, discoverable and used widely.
  • Implement standards of documentation across Kraken and hold people to account for producing it.
  • Work across multiple parts of the organisation to identify ways to reuse content.
  • Own decisions about the documentation platforms we end up using, be they third party services or - potentially - custom-built solutions.
  • Help to implement efficient solutions for translation into multiple languages.
  • Build our capacity to produce content, through training and/or hiring.

What you'll need

  • Leadership qualities to inspire and motivate people across organisations
  • A passion for documentation
  • The technical skills to configure or implement tooling: while there will be others able to lend a hand, you will be the primary engineer
  • Excellent organisation skills and the ability to design processes for others to follow
  • Ability to write exemplary content
  • Enough technical background to understand API documentation, data models and content management

It would be nice for you to have... (it's OK if you don't)

  • Experience of implementing content strategy.
  • Knowledge of up-to-date technical writing principles.
  • Awareness of different authoring methodologies and tools.
  • Experience with docs-as-code solutions, e.g. Sphinx, Mkdocs.
If this sounds like you then we'd love to hear from you.
Are you ready for a career with us? We want to ensure you have all the tools and environment you need to unleash your potential. Need any specific accommodations? Whether you require specific accommodations or have a unique preference, let us know, and we'll do what we can to customise your interview process for comfort and maximum magic!
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