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Technical Writer (Programmer Writer)

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Develops and tests complex user scenarios that show how to use the product being documented. Works effectively with program management, product marketing, and other internal customers as needed. May instruct others in writing styles (e.g. reference guides, user guides, tutorials). May write portions of documentation plan and may help implement documentation plan.

Key Deliverables:
• Review and update existing technical documentation (reference, and How-To overview guides) for common style, voice, and depth.
o Product is provided as both a set of APIs and client-side SDKs
• Develop and write new technical documentation in collaboration with product team.
o Including simple code samples of common tasks, most common languages will be C#, Java (Android), Javascript, and Objective C (iOS)

Skills:
• 3-5 years of work-related experience required.
• Must be able to accomplish objectives that span multiple product or subject areas, and possess proactive and strategic problem-solving skills.
• Must have excellent writing and analytical skills. Must be able to participate in planning and design, and contribute to a project from end to end with minimal supervision.
• Demonstrated ability to combine technical expertise with technical communication skills is required.
• Must have demonstrated interest in, and knowledge of, broad but related areas of technology.
• Must be able to demonstrate an understanding of a specified software product, or must have the ability to learn specified technology quickly.
• May require an understanding of one or more major technologies, such as computer vision, speech, natural language understanding, and client/server applications.
• Project area spans web-based APIs as well as client-side SDKs.
• Prior background with Computer Vision, Natural Language Understanding, and Computer Speech products is preferred.
• Experience programming languages: C#, Android - Java, iOS – Objective C, and Javascript, is a plus.
• The ability to work under deadline pressure is required.
• Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.
• Bachelor's degree in Technical Communications, Journalism, English or related field preferred. Work related experience may substitute for degree.

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