Manager - Technical Writing - Apple Pay

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States
Software and Services


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200392359
It’s a place where you’re encouraged to be your truest self, a place where you can work on your life’s best work. Join the team that made contactless purchases effortless, the ones who brought the simplicity of Apple to the credit card, the ones who turned your iPhone and Apple Watch into a car key — and much more. Join the Apple Pay Engineering team. We partner with organizations around the world to bring products like these to our customers. And to help make this happen, we write and deliver clear and concise technical documentation to third-party developers. That’s where you come in!

Key Qualifications

  • Experience leading and strengthening a team of technical writers with ownership of a third-party developer portal.
  • Experience fostering a culture of documentation within an engineering organization.
  • Experience building a documentation portal and working with stakeholders to deliver a great developer experience.
  • Experience with content management and strategy for technical documentation.
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate optimally with a broad group of people, including software developers, project managers, business stakeholders, and third-party partners.
  • Track record of deploying a “docs-as-code” platform that lets software developers easily deliver their documentation to third-party developers.
  • Versed in working with software developers who generate their code from their documentation and vice versa.
  • Passion for quality, design, and user experience.


As part of the team, you’ll help Apple Pay software developers deliver effective, easy-to-use technical documentation for both internal and external audiences — with a focus on the external. You’ll collaborate with them to create easy-to-understand API references, integration guides, message sequence diagrams, and everything in between. You’ll also help consolidate, organize, and improve existing documentation. Some of these documents conform to the OpenAPI Specification (OAS). And most of them are stored centrally in a secure and private GitHub environment. Therefore, knowledge of the standard and these technologies (or similar) is important. As the Documentation Manager, you’ll build out the Apple Pay technical writing team and help us define strategies for creating, maintaining, and delivering excellent documentation at scale. You’ll advocate for technical writers and empower them to do their life’s best work.

Education & Experience

Whether you have a traditional English or CS degree, or learned some other way, we’d love to talk.

Additional Requirements

  • Locations Considered: NYC, Raleigh or Remote
  • No matter where you work at Apple, you can take advantage of our health and wellness resources and time-away programs. We’re proud to provide stock grants to employees at all levels of the company, and we also give employees the option to buy Apple stock at a discount — both offer everyone at Apple the chance to share in the company’s success. You’ll discover many more benefits of working at Apple, such as programs that match your charitable contributions, reimburse you for continuing your education and give you special employee pricing on Apple products.
  • Apple benefits programs vary by country and are subject to eligibility requirements.
  • Apple is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. Apple is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical and mental disabilities. Apple is a drug-free workplace.