Technical Writer (Contract)

MariaDB is making a big impact on the world. Whether you’re checking your bank account, buying a coffee, shopping online, making a phone call, listening to music, taking out a loan or ordering takeout – MariaDB is the backbone of applications used every day. Companies small and large, including 75% of the Fortune 500 run MariaDB, touching the lives of billions of people. With massive reach through Linux distributions, enterprise deployments and public clouds, MariaDB is uniquely positioned as the leading database for modern application development.

The Opportunity

The MariaDB Documentation Team produces and maintains documentation that is focused on the enterprise customers of MariaDB Corporation. This documentation enables the successful deployment and use of MariaDB products, and bridges the user from marketed product information to engineered product experiences.

MariaDB Corporation operates with a globally-distributed online culture focused on excellence of customer experience. Our team members are expected to work both independently and collaboratively. A successful candidate will be capable of working with a remote team, and have self-discipline, excellent time-management, and strong communication skills.


Technical Writer tasks include the use of standardized tools and practices in:

  • Self-development of knowledge and expertise covering MariaDB Corporation products, and understanding of the needs of our audience.
  • Research of facts supporting accuracy of technical content, including staff interviews.
  • Preparation of content plans to design a narrative targeting the needs of the customer.
  • Writing of technical content integrating facts to content plans in language that informs, enables, or supports the tasks of the customer.
  • Support of ongoing User Research (UR) and User Testing (UT) activities, and operational tasks.


  • One year Linux or one year SQL databases experience
  • Three years writing
  • Candidate must be a Native English speaker
  • Familiarity with MariaDB Platform technologies a plus.


North America or Europe. Position works from home. Occasional travel is required in support of ongoing Documentation Team work.

What’s in It for You?

Impact the world of technology by pushing the boundaries of technology and business models, working at MariaDB. Be part of a game-changing organization that encourages outside-the-box thinking and empowerment, and is truly shaping the future of the software industry. You’ll be collaborating with high-caliber colleagues around the world, offering unparalleled learning and growth opportunities.

How to Apply

Submit your application here.

MariaDB does not sponsor work visas or relocation.

MariaDB is committed to providing any necessary accommodations for individuals with disabilities within our application and interview process. To request an accommodation due to a disability, please inform your recruiter.

MariaDB is an equal opportunity employer.

MariaDB will not accept agency resumes without prior contractual agreement with HR. Please do not forward resumes to any recruiting alias or employee directly. MariaDB is not responsible for any unsolicited resumes.