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        Member/Senior Member, Technical Writing

        Join our Front Office Tech team in Hyderabad

        We are looking for a bright and exceptional Technical Writer with strong communication skills and a flair for writing to join our Information Development (InfoDev) team based in the firm's offices in Hyderabad. The team operates in an agile environment and provides an opportunity to learn the business domain and understand new technologies, processes, software, and tools.

        What you’ll do day-to-day

        As part of the Information Development (InfoDev) team you will be responsible for developing high-quality, user-centered content for internal users to help them succeed. In this role, you will work closely with development teams, technical operations team, project and product managers in an agile setup to design and author: API reference documentation, developer guides, release notes, concept docs, design documents, and how-to guides. The targeted audience of the documentation includes developers, tech stakeholders, and business unit heads. The technical writers at D. E. Shaw play an important role in bridging the information gap between engineers, developers, and end users. You will develop technical curriculum for engineering teams, develop and document processes, internal tools, and solutions that are part of the current and upcoming systems. You will also design and manage complex documentation sets for new and existing products and be accountable for the quality of your documentation. Additionally, you will edit, clarify, and proofread documents written by others, and coach non – writers on ways to improve their writing skills.

        Who we’re looking for

        • Candidate should possess excellent skills in writing about complex technical and business subjects with good verbal communication skills
        • The ideal candidate should have minimum 2 years of experience working with developers/engineers to prepare/maintain API reference documentation, developer documentation, end-user guides and design documentation
        • The candidate should have command of US English with excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills
        • Candidate should have precise and clear communication skills and prior experience with Wiki, HTML, and MS Word
        • The ideal candidate should have the ability to interact with different business groups and scope documentation assignments
        • The candidate should have basic understanding of programming languages, preferably Python
        • Candidates having prior experience with video – based content and editing skills will have an added advantage

        At the D. E. Shaw group, we believe the diversity of our employees is core to our strength and success. We are committed to supporting our people in work and in life, which is why we offer benefits such as a family planning and surrogacy program and a charitable gift match to all full-time employees.

        Additionally, our staff-led affinity groups are pillars of our community, helping to celebrate diversity, promote leadership and development opportunities, and facilitate inclusive mentorship. Members and allies organize a wide range of educational and social programming, from expert talks to film festivals.

        Candidates with relevant experience looking to restart their careers after a break are encouraged to apply for this position.

        The members of the D. E. Shaw group do not discriminate in employment matters on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, caregiver status, or any other category protected by law. We are committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and are eager to hear from individuals having a wide range of backgrounds and personal characteristics.

        Candidates who are residents of California (any such candidate, a “California Resident”) should click here for our CCPA Recruitment Personal Information Privacy Notice.

        The D. E. Shaw group may collect, use, hold, transfer, and process candidates' resumes and associated information (including personal information contained therein) for purposes reasonably related to their application, including without limitation: review and management of employment applications and supporting materials; administration and management of offers to and communication with candidates; and administration, management, and improvement of the recruiting operations of the D. E. Shaw group; and/or where reasonably required in connection with a proposed sale, spin-out, reorganization, or outsourcing of all or some of the business of the D. E. Shaw group. The D. E. Shaw group will not use such information for purposes unrelated to the foregoing, such as direct marketing of third-party products to candidates, without candidate consent. As used herein, the term "personal information" is meant to broadly describe information identifying or relating to a specific individual; it is intended to encompass "personal data," "sensitive personal data," and "personally identifiable information" and similar terms, as those terms are defined by law in the jurisdictions in which the D. E. Shaw group operates.

        The D. E. Shaw group may transfer such personal information within and outside the country and jurisdiction of the locations where the D. E. Shaw group maintains offices, to other D. E. Shaw group affiliates, to government and regulatory authorities, and to third parties which provide or may provide support and/or services to the D. E. Shaw group and for the purposes set forth above. The persons who may have access to this personal information are other employees of the D. E. Shaw group, in connection with the performance of their duties of employment, and the other parties listed above, in connection with the business of the D. E. Shaw group. (Of course, candidates will be considered for employment opportunities only in those countries in which they express interest.)

        The D. E. Shaw group will use reasonable care to maintain the confidentiality of personal information (including appropriate technical measures against unauthorized or unlawful processing and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, such information) and will retain such data as required by applicable law or regulation. Candidates have the right to request access to, and correction of, their personal information in accordance with applicable law; any such request should be submitted to [email protected]. Candidates who have submitted a resume to the D. E. Shaw group and do not wish to proceed with their applications should email [email protected]. Personal information of candidates who have been the subject of background checks may have been transferred in accordance with applicable regulations, and any concerns with such transfers should be submitted to [email protected].

        The D. E. Shaw group may retain candidates’ information for prospective recruiting activities, including sourcing candidates for employment opportunities and for organizing events with prospective candidates, in accordance with our internal data retention procedures. Candidates who do not agree to such future use should email [email protected].

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