11 days old

Technical Writer

Santa Clara, CA 95054
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    $42 To $45

We have a 6 month contract opportunity for a Technical Writer in Santa Clara, CA.

Job Description:

The bulk of this role is to work with the technical writing team to create technical documentation that can be re-used throughout different business units. This includes the following:

- Convert existing legacy documentation into an XML format.

- Create new documentation in an XML format.

- Assist in creating a process/strategy for documentation re-use across many business groups. This includes version-control and product upgrades/updates.

- Collaborate with developers, support, product owners, and others to ensure content and technical accuracy.

- Collaborate with writers to maintain a one-voice consistency between groups.

- Maintain project release deadlines throughout the engineering and writing process.


- BA degree and/or equivalent experience.

- 5 years of experience as a technical writer, the bulk of which has been in the product software industry. This is not an entry-level position.

Required Skills:

- Demonstrated experience with Structured Authoring/DITA or other documentation re-use tools. Proficiency using XMetaL, oXygen, or FrameMaker a plus.

- Experience with creating API and SDK documentation, including REST, JSON, and XML.

- Experience with HTML, CSS, and Content Management Systems.

- Working knowledge of GIT, Jira, and Wiki.

- Experience working in an Agile environment.

- Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a demonstrated ability to quickly grasp complex technical concepts and communicate them clearly, concisely, and accurately.

- Excellent project- and time-management skills. Ability to multitask, prioritize, and develop and maintain own schedules. Strong attention to detail.

- Ability to research subject matter and obtain and exchange information.

Writing samples that demonstrate DITA/XML-based documentation re-use is required. Be prepared to walk us through your documentation decisions.

Desired Skills:

- A thorough understanding of the software development life cycle and the writer's role in it.

- Experience working in a Cloud environment.

- An understanding of virtualization and cloud computing technologies such as Docker.

- Ability to innovate, improve processes, and come up with brilliant solutions.

- A passion to thrive in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.


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