These job descriptions are examples. Looking for work?

Find JobsFind Jobs

Documentation Expert - API / SDK

0 people like this description

Aquent is looking for a technical writer experienced in providing information, documentation, training and support of SDK’s and APIs for our client, a global leader in agricultural technology and equipment. With technology that utilizes satellite-based global-positioning, our client designs displays and receivers, guidance systems, field and crop management, and information and logistics systems. This is a contract position on site at the client’s offices near Des Moines, IA through October 31, 2013.


The API / SDK documentation expert should have proven experience with best practices for successful web API (application programming interface) and SDK (C++ software development kit) documentation.


In order to create great Gsix SDK material, this person should have experience with:

  • basic C++ development skills on Linux
    • Understand C++ concepts
    • Knowledgeable of C++ best practices for development
    • Able to annotate existing sample apps so that they are easy to understand
    • properly documenting C++ header files so that meaningful reference material will be generated with Doxygen (Doxygen is a C++ documentation tool)


  • creating content in developer guides that explains “how to”
    • Setup a development environment
    • Run a sample application
    • Modify a sample application
    • Test and debug an application in the development environment

In order to create great API material, this person should have experience with:
  • REST and SOAP web APIs
  • making REST calls from a variety of applications platforms (servers, iOS, Android)
  • documenting REST calls so that meaningful reference material to be used by application developers
  • writing developer guides to help our users discover APIs, develop apps that use the APIs and deploy apps that APIs into our production environment (Find it, Try it, Use it)

Additional qualifications desired:
  • creating lesson plans and conduct one-on-one or small group training
  • capable of creating video training material
  • background with tools used to simulate vehicle data

Please apply through our web site. If you experience technical difficulties in applying, please e-mail ebennett[at]aquent[dot]com.

These job descriptions are examples. Looking for work?

Find JobsFind Jobs