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Technical Writer



Marketing & Communications, IT
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Mendix – the leading low-code application development platform:
The Mendix Platform uses visual modeling to abstract long-form coding out of application development. Our customers use Mendix to create and deploy better software for the enterprise, faster. Mendix is collaborative - the people who use the software and the people who build the software work together throughout the development process.
Read our Customer Stories to learn more about the wealth of software and solutions global organizations have built with the Platform.
At Mendix we strive to maintain a diverse, open, and safe working environment where people can be their true selves. We value every voice, celebrate individuality, and appreciate the diversity of thought and experience. People who work here are driven, smart, and really good at what they do.
As this market evolves, we encourage people of all skill levels to work with the platform, both for clients and candidates. Apply today to discover how you can make a meaningful impact with Mendix.
We are improving the coverage of the Documentation Group with professionals who want to help our community to create low-code software. Mendix Documentation plays a key role in helping our community to take advantage of our products. The Documentation Group is located within R&D, demonstrating a commitment to treat documentation as an essential part of the development process. As the Mendix Platform grows, our documentation needs are also growing.
We are looking for a Technical Writer who can learn about Mendix and document features, improvements, dependencies, and everything a Mendix developer needs to know. If you are experienced in technical writing and want to make a difference for tens of thousands of developers in the Mendix community, we need your experience to take our documentation to the next level.
Our team is open, respectful, and driven to provide comprehensive documentation to our customers with a consistent voice. We have varied backgrounds and talents, and enjoy problem solving and digging into the best way to communicate business and software issues. We actively advocate for customers to use the Mendix Platform to its full potential through interacting with our content. Our documentation system is open source, and we encourage contributions from both inside and outside of Mendix to promote collaboration.
If you strive for clear communication and want to work with a dynamic and focused team, then apply to be a Mendix Technical Writer.

You'll help Mendix drive digital innovation by

  • Learning about the Mendix Platform so you can provide our global developer community with user-friendly documentation
  • Taking ownership of documentation for specific platform components and becoming a subject matter expert for that documentation
  • Learning our tools, processes, and standards while promoting our values of accuracy, transparency, and collaboration
  • Collaborating with Developers, Product Managers, and members of the Mendix community to draft, edit, and verify documentation
  • Creating documentation that fits into the whole Mendix user journey, which means collaborating with other teams working on training and UX
  • Addressing and resolving Mendix community feedback
  • Keeping up with product roadmaps and the business in order to determine documentation needs
  • Staying proactive by looking for opportunities to improve the documentation wherever possible and by continuously learning how to excel in your profession

You're the innovator we need if you

  • Have four or more years of technical writing experience
  • Have a passion for language and technology with strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Can translate complex technical ideas into text that is accessible for a global audience
  • Speak and write English fluently at a near-native level
  • Have experience in a software development context or a strong interest in learning more about software development
  • Are self-directed and able to find answers
  • Can follow style guidelines to keep the documentation quality consistent
  • Are well-organized and flexible and can manage your own time and workload
  • Excel in collaborating across various teams and departmental boundaries
  • Have a curious and inquisitive mind and a willingness to learn from your successes and failures

And it is even better if you

  • Understand how to use Git and Markdown for documentation purposes
  • Have used Jira or other project management tools
  • Are a resident of the European Union
  • Feel free to include writing samples or provide links to your writing portfolio.
Working for Mendix and with our Customers means your reliability has to be beyond any doubt, and therefore every employment is subject to an onboarding screening and the condition precedent a Certificate of Conduct is provided that demonstrates you did not commit any offences that are relevant to the performance of your function.
If you see a job description and think, “I’d be perfect for that” but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with the qualifications – don’t let that hold you back. We’re always eager to hire talented, passionate candidates – so give it a try and apply.
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