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Technical Content Strategist

Build tools for the best
software teams in the world.

About The Role

Buildkite’s mission is to unblock every developer on the planet. And our CI/CD platform is used by the best engineering teams in the world, including Airbnb, Shopify, PagerDuty, and Lyft.

We’re looking for an experienced Technical Content Strategist to join our marketing team reporting to our VP of Marketing. You’ll help us connect, communicate, inspire and explain our products to developers everywhere. 

Areas of responsibility:

  • Storytelling: craft compelling monthly product newsletter content, bring together stories and content from across all parts of marketing and our customers’ and partners’ blogs. 

  • Copywriting: Ensure our message is translated appropriately across audiences and consistent across our website, owned channels, and sales collateral.

  • Copyediting: Work across the organization to ensure internal and external communications are high quality and digestible.

  • SEO: Work closely with our SEO team to build out strategic campaigns and their content. You’ll measure what works and what doesn’t and optimize as you go.

  • Case studies: Collaborate with our customers to build compelling pieces around their stories, finding unique angles and amplifying their success.

  • Product and feature launches: Work with product marketing to build compelling narratives and content for launches along with a solid distribution strategy

  • Sales enablement: Assist with development of whitepapers, technical info sheets, and other collateral as needed 

  • Guide all things content: Work with our technical writers and developer advocates to prepare a webinar outline or conference talk pitch. Help guide content for advertising and growth campaigns. Put together the booth content we’ll use across our conference presence, including post-event followup.

What we're looking for

You:

  • Have experience crafting narratives for technical audiences.

  • Are a self-starter that can hit deadlines. Once you have what you need to get started, you’re happy going heads down and cranking out content.

  • Love all kinds of writing: from e-books to case studies to the occasional docs update. You love the art of communication as a tool for education as well as conversion.

  • Are excited by the idea of bringing the customer’s perspective and voice to everything you write.

  • Are collaborative and interested in helping level up the overall level of writing and communications at Buildkite 

  • Are a team player and able to wear many writer hats. You’re willing to jump from writing a technical whitepaper to helping refine internal communications to adjusting ad copy.

We’re really excited if you:

  • Have experience marketing directly to developers and DevOps practitioners. 

  • Have strong domain expertise with developer tools such as GitHub.

  • Have an understanding of CI/CD or adjacent technologies. 



Who you’ll work with

You’ll work horizontally across the marketing team to help with content needs. This means you’ll help developer advocates get technical content into the world, you’ll help write fresh content from scratch for SEO campaigns, you’ll work with product marketing to produce high quality copywriting based on our messaging and positioning, and you’ll work with our creative team to bring visual designs to life with words. You’ll also collaborate cross-functionally with folks in engineering and product to build the stories around what we’re building to our broader audience and market.



TimezoneUS/Canada or AU/NZ (may require overlap of up to 5 hours/week between US and AU timezones)
HoursFull-time
Role TypePermanent

You'll work closely with:

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Golzar YaghoubpourLead Growth Marketing Manager
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Teresa WuMarketing Associate
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Mel KaulfussLead Developer Advocate

About Us

We build tools to help the best software teams stay happy and productive. We’ve rethought how CI/CD should work and have built a platform that is fast, reliable, secure, and is able to scale to the needs of the most demanding high-growth tech companies including Shopify, Pinterest, Wayfair, Cruise, PagerDuty, Culture Amp, and Canva.

Buildkite is a differently shaped company that values work-life balance and supports staff to work the ways that make sense for them. From the beginning, our goal has been to build a company that is people-centered, supportive and just a little bit weird 💚

To Apply

We have some details at this link which you can fill in. You don’t need to complete every section, just send through any link or document you’re proud of that helps us understand your skillset. This doesn’t have to be a resume, but it can be. There’s also a section to write some words about you and why this role interests you if you like.

If you have any questions or if you’d like to find out more about working at Buildkite, please email careers@buildkite.com

Why Apply?

Small team, global impact

We believe small companies are beautiful, and that small teams can achieve big things. This makes everyone on the team an important part of Buildkite.

Flexible work hours

We don’t keep set office hours, so you can shift your hours around life’s commitments and non-work activities. Take time out of work for exercise, family or whatever life throws at you.

Support and growth

In a small but growing company, you’ll have the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects, and ship work that helps customers.

Work from anywhere

We’re a globally distributed company, and all our work happens remotely. Work from your home office, a co-working space, or your local cat café.

Benefits

Learning & development

Invest in your personal and professional development with a yearly budget to spend on travel, conferences, workshops, courses, and books.

Health cover

We’ll make sure that you and your family have access to comprehensive health and hospital cover, no matter which country you live in.

Parental leave

Take time out to set up a new family, with 6 months of paid leave if you’re the primary carer, and 3 months if you’re secondary. You can use it flexibly, change between primary and secondary, and take the same leave for a still birth. We also keep paying super/401k for 6 months if you take unpaid leave.

Home office & coworking

Set yourself up with a great work environment, either at home or in a co-working space, with a budget for a desk and chair, and a new computer and phone every 24 months. We’ll also cover the cost of plants, art, or anything else you need to set yourself up with a beautiful and productive work environment.

Wellness & paid time off

Take care of your health and wellbeing away from the screen, with 6 weeks of paid leave per year, the ability to take time out of work for fitness, and a yearly budget to spend on things like yoga, climbing, personal training, or a day at the zoo.

Profit share & ownership

Share in the company’s success, and have a stake in what you’re helping to build. Everyone on the team receives a percentage share of the company profits each quarter, and an equity stake through our employee share program.

Working at Buildkite has given me the freedom to grow and flourish in all aspects of my life, personally and professionally. I’m proud to be a part of such a passionate and supportive team.
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Get in touch

If you’ve got any questions or issues with the application process, please let us know.

Email careers@buildkite.com