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Technical Writer

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Contract with Fortune 500 Tech company in San Francisco!

Description: We’re a great team of writers who work collaboratively with developers, quality engineers, product managers, and usability experts to make the x platform easier for professional developers to use. You’re a problem solver with excellent people skills who knows the needs of developers and will write easy-to-understand developer guides. You can also create code samples, tutorials, and other user assistance to help developers build apps on the platform. You're a great match if you're self-directed, passionate about technology, produce high-quality documentation, and understand how your work contributes to the overall success of the product. You’ll work with teams that are on-site in San Francisco and whose features interest you. You’ll use innovative technical communication tools and Agile methodologies to deliver the best work of your career!

Experience/Skills Required:

Bachelor's degree in a technical or communications field

• 6+ years years of experience writing developer-focused documentation for software development audiences, or equivalent experience writing or testing code and at least 2+ years of writing documentation
• Working knowledge of two or more: Java, C++, PHP, SQL, PL/SQL, .NET, SOAP, AJAX, C, JavaScript, Ruby on Rails, Flex, AIR
• Ability to meet tight deadlines with multiple deliverables
• Experience with IDEs, Web services technologies, APIs, SDKs, or object-oriented programming
• Great people and communication skills
• Focus on quality and details
• Ability to learn new technologies quickly
• Excellent problem solver
• Strong team player
• Customer advocate
• Bachelor's degree in a technical or communications field

Experience/Skills Desired:
• Experience documenting SaaS applications or enterprise-class client/service software
• Track record of improving existing styles, processes, and teams
• Ability to read code, write your own code examples, and develop your own apps
• Experience with Eclipse
• Ability to work with management to establish goals and priorities
• Experience with source control software such as Perforce or ClearCase
• Experience with authoring tools such as Arbortext Editor or Adobe FrameMaker
• Experience with video and image editing software
• Knowledge of DITA

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