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Technical Writer

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The technical writer will create and update detailed technical specifications that software developers will follow to write code and software test teams will use to validate behaviors.

Required Knowledge & Experience
• Minimum of 4 years of experience in technical writing for software development. Experience with set top boxes or web, mobile, consumer electronics or similar products if related to television/video entertainment is a plus.
• Software proficiency
o Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat
o Working knowledge of the following is a plus: Omnigraffle, Axure, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Microsoft Visio

Job Duties & Requirements
• Writing specifications: work with information architects as they complete the final stages of wireframing a feature to understand how the feature works. Convert final annotated wireframes into detailed requirements in the User Experience specification. The specification is an existing set of documents in MS Word which will be updated to contain all new requirements. It'll be important to iterate and review with information architects as specs are being completed to make sure they include everything that needs to be covered and that they are accurate.
• Specification updates: as needed, work with engineers, software testers and information architects to update the spec to correct errors, clarify issues and fix spec bugs.

Required Characteristics & Abilities
• Communication: crystal clarity in writing. Thoroughness, attention to detail and accuracy are critical. All written requirements must be accurate, brief and clear. Clarity in speech and email communication is also important.
• Receptivity: able to learn quickly and apply new knowledge adeptly.
• Agility: working comfortably in a busy workplace and consistently meeting deadlines.
• Sense of Humor: fun to be around and appreciative of good humor, but serious when serious is necessary.

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