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Technical Writer

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6 month contract (with potential to extend for another 6 mos) with a Fortune 500 Tech company in San Diego!

Position Summary:
The Information Engineering is seeking a senior technical writer to join our team of talented information developers. The new team member will write and edit content for hardware and software documentation developed in a component content management system (CCMS). The information is published in a variety of forms and formats, including end-user guides, internal technical support documents, and online help. Candidates must be able to rapidly develop breadth of expertise in the hardware and software products that make up the data warehousing environment.

Job tasks will include:
§ Develop product expertise by interviewing subject matter experts, performing technical research, and participating in hands-on testing and validation.
§ Collaborate with team members to implement an information architecture that maximizes content reuse and consistency across products
§ Develop expertise in DITA-based component content management system (Astoria Software) and content development tool (XMetaL).
§ Practice a prescribed minimalist writing style.
§ Adhere to best practices for using the client’s Component Content Management System and associated tools.

Required qualifications:
§ Bachelor’s degree, first degree, or equivalent experience in Technical Communications.
§ Minimum 4 years as technical writer for complex systems.

Preferred qualifications:
§ Proficiency in DITA and XML editor.
§ Experience in a single-sourcing environment using structured writing techniques.
§ Experience in an agile environment.
§ Experience with XML-based content management system.
§ Familiarity with data warehousing concepts.

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