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Microsoft Corporation Content Developer 2 in Reston, Virginia

Do you enjoy learning new technologies and helping others learn them too? Do you love Linux and distributed systems? Do you have experience with containers, orchestration, and microservices? Do you enjoy working with new and emerging technologies? If yes, then come join our experienced team of content developers and help us help others achieve more.

We’re looking for an experienced, instructional writer with a talent for making complex technologies accessible to others. You’re organized and thrive on deadlines. You enjoy the challenge of managing content strategy and bringing together contributors to tell a compelling story. You’re customer-obsessed and eager to show impact. You set priorities using data and use SEO practices to drive traffic to your documentation.


What you will do:

In this role, you’ll work with product PMs, customers, engineers, support, and marketing to create compelling documentation for Azure on Microsoft Docs ( ).

  • Plan: Develop, prioritize, and execute customer-focused, data-informed content plans using an agile methodology.

  • Create: Author and publish high-impact content addressing the needs of the developer, IT professional, and student audience.

  • Collaborate: Work with business stakeholders, support, marketing, and customers to understand customer goals and what they need to succeed. Pacific time-zone hours primarily.

  • Administer: Maintain GitHub repositories and assist contributors with their pull requests.

  • Analyze: Use data to report on your impact, prioritize your work, and adjust to future plans.

  • Design: Use content standards and templates to ensure consistency in the documentation.

  • Edit: Review the work of contributors to provide editorial feedback.

  • Code: Write and manipulate command line examples, code samples and snippets to support documentation (PowerShell, .NET, Python, REST, ARM, etc.).

Who you are:

  • You are a self-starter who works well independently and with others.

  • You have strong written and verbal English skills.

  • You are skilled at organizing and prioritizing your work in an agile environment.

  • You are familiar with and appreciate making data-driven decisions.

  • You enjoy and embrace learning new tools and technologies.

  • You are comfortable communicating and negotiating with multiple senior stakeholders.


Required Qualifications:

  • 2+ years experience with multiple Linux distributions, package managers, and command line interfaces (bash) and tools (cloud platform CLIs).

  • 5+ years experience with Azure Service Fabric, Azure Container Instances, or similar technologies (microservices, containers, orchestration).

  • 2+ years experience with project management, organization, and planning.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience writing for a technical audience.

  • Experience using SQL queries, Power BI reports, Azure Data Explorer queries.

  • Experience with Azure DevOps Boards.

  • Experience with or look forward to quickly learning Git, GitHub, and Markdown.

  • Experience working in an agile development environment.

  • Experience working in GitHub and markdown.

  • Knowledge of programming concepts in one or more of the languages (PowerShell, C#, .NET, Python, REST, ARM, etc.).

  • Writing samples to share (links or PDF of books, documentation, training, blog posts, help articles, etc.).

Contact us!

We would love to talk to you! Here, we highly value your skills and your work-life balance. Remote workers can thrive!

Learn about who we are and our values ( .



Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include, but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings:

  • Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form ( .

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