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Technical Writer

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Our client is a data management company in Silicon Valley, and they are looking for experienced software technical writers with 5+ years of experience working on enterprise-grade software products. This is an onsite position only. Ideal candidates will have solid experience in leading or managing technical writing teams for at least 3-5 years--Should be able to work with engineering management and ability to drive processes.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Plan, research, write, and edit existing or new product manuals.
• Work closely with Development, Quality Assurance, Support, Product Management, and other cross-functional teams to ensure technical accuracy in manuals.
• Read and analyze functional specifications and other engineering-authored technical documents to interpret overall functionality and product intricacies.
• Work extensively on the product to gain an understanding of the technical details and functioning.
• Handle multiple products and manuals simultaneously; should be able to manage time and tasks effectively.
• Adapt to changing requirements and deal with aggressive schedules.
• Work independently through all stages of the Document Development Life Cycle (DDLC).
• Serve the roles of an editor and proofreader by participating in peer reviews.
• The writer will also have opportunities to contribute to the user interface design and content.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
• Strong understanding of software concepts and ability to quickly grasp new products and technologies.
• Excellent written and verbal English language skills.
• Proficiency in xMetal, FrameMaker, WebWorks, and graphic tools such as Visio and SnagIT.
• Knowledge of DITA and content management systems are an added advantage.
• Detail-oriented, problem-solver, self-starter requiring minimal oversight, with flexibility and good follow-through skills.

Interested candidate please respond with availability and relevant samples. Thank you.

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