11 days old

Technical Writer

Santa Clara, CA 95054
  • Job Code
    578474
  • Payrate
    $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.


Qualifications


- 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.

Categories

  • Information Technology

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