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Linux Tech Writer

Full Time or Part Time 2000.00 - 3000.00 USD Type: Monthly

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Click here to watch a video by Jason from Linux Training Academy:

Linux Training Academy helps IT professionals level up their careers by teaching them how to get the most out of open-source software. With over 700,000 students taking their courses, the company provides resources starting at the most basic level, all the way to advanced training.

The team currently consists of:

↠ Jason → Currently creates all course, book, and practice exam content.

↠ Jered → Instructor. Answers all student questions and hosts live student calls & webinars.

↠ Beth → Operations. Performs customer support, assists Jason and Jered with non-Linux related tasks, manages the email list, and schedules and sends email promotions.

↠ Contractors are hired as needed for things such as video editing, English language editing & graphic design.

Each member of the team has full ownership of their role, and they are free to choose when and where to work, which helps them achieve excellent results!

Right now, the company is looking for a Linux Tech Writer to create new training material and update existing training material, helping the founder Jason to keep up with the high demand.

Within this exciting role, you’ll be getting paid to experiment with new technology so that you can provide valuable lessons to those who need it, with an immediate impact on student - customers! If you’re someone who likes helping others, this is an additional plus.

More specifically, within this role, you will:

  • Create step-by-step (command-by-command) tutorials for students on how to accomplish a specific task using a specific Linux distribution, for example:

How to install WordPress on Ubuntu 22.04.

How to install Grafana on CentOS 9/RHEL 9.

How to configure a MariaDB cluster for production use on CentOS 9/RHEL 9.

  • Create scripts for Linux teachers to use when they record video lessons on how to accomplish a specific task using a specific Linux distribution
  • Update existing tutorials and scripts to keep pace with software or distribution changes
  • Test tutorials to ensure they are technically accurate and use best practices
  • Ensure that tutorials and scripts conform to company standards
  • Get familiar with the exam requirements for the newly released CompTIA Linux+ Certification XK0-005 exam
  • Write questions to cover all those requirements & create possible answers for each question, including complete explanations as to why the correct choice is correct and why all the other choices are incorrect
  • Come up with a plan to update the company’s flagship Linux course
  • Come up with a list of student projects that work with RedHat Enterprise Linux, version 9
  • Teach the latest features of the latest version of RedHat Enterprise Linux, version 9.

During the onboarding period, you’ll receive training where you’ll learn more about the types of lessons you will create, the documents you will produce for each lesson, and the framework to use when creating new content/lessons. Resources, templates, and examples will be provided as part of the training, and the CEO Jason will be available for any additional support needed.

You can work part-time or full-time, but this is envisioned as a long-term position that requires you to work only for this company. If you’re looking for a second part-time position or to juggle multiple roles, then this is not the right fit for you. You can create your own schedule and work within your own timezone, and all the work will be communicated via Asana and the help desk system. You’ll be encouraged to work independently, but can have meetings and check-ins with the CEO as needed.

To be a successful candidate, you’ll need technical knowledge of Linux and the ability to communicate that knowledge to others in written form.

More specifically, you need:

  • Experience using at least one major Linux distribution (RedHat, CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu, SUSE, OpenSUSE, Oracle Linux) in a work environment. You don't necessarily need experience managing those Linux systems, but you should have worked with them. You could have been a Linux Admin, a Developer, or a technical employee who has used Linux at work. If you've ONLY used non-production Linux distributions at home such as Arch Linux, Linux Mint, Pop!_OS, Elementary OS, Manjaro, Garuda, Zorin OS, MX Linux, Raspbian, or Raspberry Pi OS, you are not qualified for this role.
  • Experience creating technical documentation as a part of one of your previous roles. For example, Linux Admins often have to create implementation plans to perform system upgrades/changes or have to create deployment documentation for new installations. People who have previously worked as developers should have experience creating some form of technical documents such as test plans/checklists, quick start guides, or complete user manuals.

Brownie points for:

  • At least 2 years of professional Linux experience, preferably in an operational capacity
  • Experience as a Linux System Administrator, Linux Systems Engineer, Operations Engineer, Site Reliability Engineer, Platform Engineer, DevOps Engineer or similar
  • Experience creating technical documentation - if you enjoy deploying technology but hate documenting the process, you are not right for this role!
  • Experience in large-scale Linux environments
  • Experience with Red Hat, CentOS, and Ubuntu
  • Ability to explain complex technologies simply, using plain language
  • General knowledge of IT disciplines beyond Linux
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Proven ability to meet agreed-upon deadlines
  • Must pass a background check

The ideal candidate is:

  • Technical Knows Linux and enjoys using/learning/playing with technology.
  • Dependable → Does what they say they are going to do.
  • Meets deadlines Delivers work on time and notifies the team when they will not be able to deliver on time.
  • Honest Truthful.
  • Detail Oriented Catches important details.
  • Independent Doesn't need constant supervision.

If you think you check these boxes, go ahead and apply!

What’s in it for you?

  • $2000 - $3000* per month for a full-time position
  • Full-time or part-time
  • Fully remote
  • Flexible schedule
  • Complete autonomy within a fun, creative role
  • December company-wide bonus
  • Unlimited time off, within reason
  • Paid training and training materials
  • Opportunity to grow & advance your role

*Please note that this is a gross salary and that you are responsible for any tax-related procedures in your country of residence. We kindly ask you to apply only if you are happy to work remotely as an independent contractor.

This position will be closed as soon as we find the perfect match. So, make sure to read the description carefully and take your time to submit a high-quality application that stands out.

If you apply, JobRack will respond promptly and keep you updated throughout the process.

Please then expect the hiring process to include:

1 - Filling in the application form once you click “Apply”

2 - Completing test tasks, if short-listed

3 - Attending video interviews where you will have the opportunity to talk more about your previous experience and the new role

Applications are only accepted through JobRack. Linux Training Academy has specifically requested that you do not contact them directly. If you have any questions, please contact us using support@jobrack.eu

To make sure you receive updates on your application, please add recruitment@jobrack.eu to your email address book. Got questions about working remotely? Check out JobRack’s FAQ for answers to everything you might want to know. https://jobrack.eu/jobseeker-faq

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