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Programmer Writer

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Programmer Writer

 

Researches, develops and writes documentation components for a software developer audience. Completed documentation components must demonstrate an understanding of programming documentation principles and development, describe complex state-of-the-art software architectures, and describe how to develop software applications using the Software Developer Kits/Device Driver Kits, APIs, or developer tools being documented. Derives documentation from project source code as part of this process. Works with more complex technologies and a wider array of technologies. May develop code samples and sample applications for developer documentation. Oversees a complex documentation project.

 

Responsibilities

  • Review, revise, update, & verify Open Specification content
  • Thorough editorial review of new Open Specification content to ensure completeness, readability, clarity, and consistency. The review will be prescribed in a detailed set of test cases and procedures.
  • Understand internal team process and toolsets, along with training and certain release management tasks.
    • GenDox: Knowledge of GenDox 
    • Team SharePoint: Management of team SharePoint site/wiki.
    • Training: Development of training materials for new team members, participation of training, and updating of training.
  • Informative Content: Creation and release of supporting high value interoperability content.
    • Examples and demonstrations on interoperability or extensibility topics that could be used within certain documents, leveraged in customer presentations, or combined into informative articles or downloads on the web.
    • Tool documentation to help augment code  
  • Detail Oriented and proactive
  • Developer oriented training or curriculum development
  • Familiarity with GitHub and Open Source content authoring
  • Targeted Expertise:
    • English and proven content authoring skills
    • Demonstrated publishing and multi-author editorial reviews
    • Software development experience
    • Office development experience
    • Proven problem solving skills and ability to navigate in an ambiguous, highly technical environment
  • Ability to take source code and develop instructions and supporting content to facilitate the code.

 

Required Experience

  • 5+ years of Programmer Writer experience.
  • The ability to read and write one or more object oriented programming languages.
  • Must be able to develop code samples and applications.
  • Specific knowledge of, and interest in, several major technologies.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field (work related experience may substitute for degree).
  • Fluency in another language preferred, but not required.

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