Core Engineering - Developer Advocates/Technical Communication Lead

  • Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Goldman Sachs USA
  • 21 Feb 19

Core Engineering - Developer Advocates/Technical Communication Lead

At Goldman Sachs, our Engineers don't just make things - we make things possible. Change the world by connecting people and capital with ideas. Solve the most challenging and pressing engineering problems for our clients. Join our engineering teams that build massively scalable software and systems, architect low latency infrastructure solutions, proactively guard against cyber threats, and leverage machine learning alongside financial engineering to continuously turn data into action. Create new businesses, transform finance, and explore a world of opportunity at the speed of markets.

Engineering, which is comprised of our Technology Division and global strategists groups, is at the critical center of our business, and our dynamic environment requires innovative strategic thinking and immediate, real solutions. Want to push the limit of digital possibilities? Start here.

Who We Look For
Goldman Sachs Engineers are innovators and problem-solvers, building solutions in risk management, big data, mobile and more. We look for creative collaborators who evolve, adapt to change and thrive in a fast-paced global environment.

Details of This Role
Core Engineering provides desktop, mobile and developer environments; shared infrastructure; quality and reliability frameworks; data architectures; and technology risk services for Goldman Sachs and its 10,000+ engineers. Within Core, the Outreach and Engagement team develops tools and processes for sharing technical information. Working with teams from across Engineering, we oversee development of the engineeringCentral knowledge platform and the Engineering site. As curators, we ensure that key products are discoverable and well-understood, that high-quality documentation and training materials are available, and that shared practices are communicated effectively.
We are looking for Developer Advocates/Technical Communication Leads who will align with one or more Core pillars to support end users and developers with products and practices. Developer Advocates are responsible for overseeing all forms of documentation-from developer guides, tutorials and API references to articles, presentations and training courses-and also play a key part in representing their pillar(s), assisting developers and end users from across the firm, and influencing the evolution of our Core platforms.


  • Develop a deep understanding of products and practices in your pillar(s); ensure all product information is kept up-to-date in engineeringCentral
  • Develop documentation strategies and roadmaps; partner with engineers and product managers to author all forms of technical communications, including high-level overviews, references, examples, tutorials, articles, courses, and more
  • Stay abreast of developments in key products and practices and ensure enhancements are reflected in relevant materials
  • Create and lead learning events, such as internal conferences and training classes; partner with the Engineering Marketing and Strategy team to publicize events and to develop and distribute internal- and external-facing content about products and practices
  • Play an active part in product support forums; assist end users and developers with product-related problems, direct their feedback to product managers and engineering leads
  • Act as a technical communications advocate and coach among pillar engineers and product managers
  • As necessary, participate in the development of documentation tools and their integration into the software development environment and engineeringCentral
  • Excellent written and oral communication abilities
  • Past experience as a developer or developer-facing technical writer/trainer
  • Familiarity with products in one or more Core pillars is a strong plus
  • Passion for assisting developers and end users; positive team attitude and a willingness to get hands-on to resolve problems
• Ability to deliver against tight deadlines and handle multiple, competing demands

ABOUT GOLDMAN SACHS The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.

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