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Technical Writer Freelance

Published at 2020-09-02 - Viewed: 2808 times - oso (Worldwide/Remote)

oso puts security in the hands of the makers. We’re doing this by delivering security as code, or as Charity Majors (cofounder & CTO of Honeycomb) put it, “Consumer-quality developer tools” for security (

We recently released oso into Developer Preview, and the feedback has been amazing. While we’ve written a lot of documentation, one of the primary barriers to engaging new and would-be users is showing them when and how to use oso. To that end, we are looking for a technical writer to help us create more articles, blog posts and documentation for our user community.

Who you are

  • Act like an owner – You are accountable to results over the process. You prioritize your team’s success over the success of any one project.
  • Desire for feedback – You seek out critical feedback. You have the courage to give critical feedback to others.
  • Mind and heart of the user – You look for ways to understand users’ motivations, frustrations, perspectives, and habits. You seek out information on target use cases. You prioritize the user experience above ours.
  • Sense of urgency – You get satisfaction from getting concrete output done in a short period of time. You prefer to beg for forgiveness vs. ask for permission.
  • Growth mindset – You cultivate your qualities and skills through effort. You have a history of practice, learning and expansion. You get pleasure out of having range

What you’ll do

  • Write some quick blog posts by repurposing pages on the docs and interviewing our cofounder/CTO
  • Write longer ‘how-to’ blog posts, which might include building sample apps or showcasing new features in action
  • Write documentation on new features to make oso users feel supported
  • Write long-form content that’s relevant to our user base of developers trying to solve problems related to authentication, authorization, and application security more generally


  • You get what kind of content developers want to read, and can articulate this
  • You can write clear and creative content, and can demonstrate this by sharing at least 5 writing samples of long-form content you wrote on your own
  • You can code and learn new technical concepts quickly
  • You know the concept “Show, don’t tell” (or you can Google it, then grok it)

Nice to have

  • Experience with Rust

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