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Technical Writer

Brand & Product Design

Newark, CA      Full-Time

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We are currently seeking a Technical Writer.  This position requires an experienced professional with a Technical Publications background. Our ideal candidate exhibits a can-do attitude and approaches his or her work with vigor and determination. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate excellence in their respective fields, to possess the ability to learn quickly and to strive for perfection within a fast-paced environment.

The Role

  • Gather information and field documentation requests from subject matter experts (such as engineers, quality assurance, software developers, product managers, and technicians)
  • Collaborate with technicians and engineers to document processes.
  • Comprehend and extract system operation information from engineering documentation and tools (such as schematics, system specifications, and Confluence) 
  • Produce high-quality documentation that meets applicable standards and update existing content.
  • Maintain internal documentation hub using HTML, PHP, Javascript, and CSS.
  • Ensure content is accurate (for example, validate information accuracy, peer review others’ content, and follow review processes).
  • Strategize and implement process improvements, for both documentation processes and peripherally-related processes.
  • Source and use graphics appropriately (for example, request figures from technical illustrators, take photos, and edit photos and figures to highlight areas of interest to users).
  • Manage tasks and information flow using collaboration software (such as JIRA, Confluence, Smartsheet, Lucidchart and custom databases).            
  • Create and maintain the information architecture 

Qualifications

  • 3-5 years’ experience in technical writing of software documentation with knowledge of relevant content development tools
  • Bachelor’s degree, certificate in Technical Writing, or equivalent professional experience. / College degree in technical writing, or equivalent work experience.
  • Ability to quickly grasp complex technical concepts and make them easily understandable in text and pictures.
  • Strong attention to detail, strong personal organization, collaboration, and time management skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with team members (face to face and through e-mail).
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and challenging work environment with very tight deadlines
  • Must have the ability to be flexible, work independently, and interact with internal teams as well as customers
  • Must be able to manage multiple projects and work independently using creativity, ingenuity, and self-motivation.
  • Proven ability to work in a cross-functional team environment. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Proven professional attitude toward work assignments, team members, and end users.
  • Positive attitude toward change and inevitable mid-project course corrections.
  • Markup language experience (such as HTML, XML, DITA XML, XLS or SGML).
  • Structured authoring tool experience (such as oXygen, XMetaL, structured FrameMaker, or Arbortext Editor).
  • Content Management System (CMS) experience (such as SDL LiveContent Architect).
  • Documentation strategy and architecture experience.
  • Style guideline experience (Simplified Technical English, S1000D, MIL-STD, MMSTP, or custom style guide creation or contributions).
  • Writing for translation or localization experience.
  • Strong working knowledge of Atlassian Confluence and JIRA
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, and Adobe Photoshop or equivalent image-capturing and editing software 
  • Bonus: Showcase a portfolio of hard copy or soft copy writing samples and projects
  • Provide high quality writing samples and/or take a writing test
  • Knowledge of Adobe InDesign is a plus Experience 
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