Summary

Storm Ideas work with globally-recognised clients in the US TV industry on extraordinary digital and marketing projects. Every day we produce work that is innovative, challenging and enjoyed by millions of people!

We are looking for an expert-written communicator who can produce helpful and useful documentation for our users.

If the idea of a fast-paced, dynamic role with tonnes of opportunity for change, responsibility and innovation sounds exciting to you, then read on!

About us

Founded in 2008, we are an Edinburgh and Warsaw-based team that works with incredible clients all over the world, particularly in the US TV industry.

Whether it’s developing our own products, producing engaging social content en masse, or designing and delivering services to help our clients work more efficiently, our work is varied, exciting and at the very forefront of the latest technology and trends.

Currently, we are a growing team of 80+ people but still looking for new colleagues who make an impact and believe in the same ideas and values as we do.

What do we believe in?

We believe that happy people are productive people. We believe in a lightweight process with no time-tracking. We believe in autonomy, mastery and purpose. We believe in small teams of talented people that take ownership and responsibility for their projects. We believe we are a perfect place for talented people to grow, make their mark and work on things that mean something.

How we work?

We have flexible working hours so you can start your day anytime between 8am and 11am. You’ll have a daily standup with the team of the project you are working on. Some days you’ll need to be flexible to work later if there’s a key delivery to a US client, but any time can be taken back.

We’re a remote-first company and support 100% remote working for this role. While we do have some data infrastructure and people who work in our Edinburgh office, the majority of our staff work remotely, so no matter where you are in the UK, please still apply.

Responsibilities

What can you expect?

  • Documenting new products, features, and APIs.
  • Documenting standards, guidelines, and best practices for engineers.
  • Organizing documentation and make it easily discoverable.
  • Maintaining content quality through curation and content performance analysis.
  • Coming up with and implementing new ways to deliver, author, analyse and interact with technical content.

Qualifications

What's important to us:

  • Proficiency in writing software documentation.
  • Talent at communicating technical concepts clearly and precisely.
  • Ability to quickly iterate and improve.
  • Proficiency in HTML and Markdown.
  • A perpetual learner and teacher.

It would be nice if you have experience in:

  • Writing about Swift or Kotlin.
  • Documenting and writing about APIs.
  • Creating automated documentation tools.
  • Large information architecture projects.

Employment type

Permanent / Full time. Either in office or remote.

Salary

£27-61k year, commensurate with experience.

Benefits

IMMEDIATE BENEFITS

  • 33 days’ holiday
  • High end laptop of your choice, Mac or Windows it’s up to you!
  • Your own choice monitors, headphones, keyboard, mouse and gel rests
  • Paid training on the job
  • Annual Flu Inoculations
  • Team outings and monthly meets

AFTER 3 MONTHS

  • Up to £700 to spend on a chair, desk or any other necessary workspace equipment to kit out your home office.
  • £625 budget every two years to choose your own mobile phone + monthly mobile contract paid for
  • Enrolment in workplace pension scheme with matched employer contributions
  • Money towards glasses with Specsavers
  • Full refund for an annual trip to Warsaw to meet your colleagues in Poland

AFTER 1 YEAR

  • Performance Related Pay Scheme giving an annual bonus of up to 100% of monthly salary whenever Storm Ideas is in profit
  • Access to the Cycle to Work scheme

Recruitment Process

What you can expect if you’re invited to interview:

First, you will meet Sebastian, our Engineering Manager, in a 30-minute pre-interview via Zoom. He usually asks about your previous experience, future career path, and motivation for changing your job, as well as provides you with more details about our projects and working in our team.

If the interview goes well, we will invite you to a second step – a task (don’t worry we respect your time and always pay for getting the job done). The next step is a 60-minute technical call with Sebastian and a colleague from the technical team. The final interview (30 minutes) is with Dave, our Technical Director – it’s a mix of technical and culture-fit questions.

And that’s it!

Contact

To apply for this position, please email careers@stormideas.com including:

  • your CV
  • a technical writing sample - this could be tailormade for us or a link to technical writing you've done elsewhere
  • a description of why you want to work in the role