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Technical Writer - Product Documentation
Ref No.: 18-05548
Location: San Francisco, California
Position Type:Contract
Experience Level: 5 Years
Job Mission:
We are seeking an experienced Technical Writer for an onsite 9 month contract position. You will update and maintain documentation for a highly sophisticated engineer and developer audience in the semiconductor industry.

Job Description:
  • Write, edit, and publish high-quality single-source product documentation authored in DITA XML using Oxygen XML Author, Adobe structured FrameMaker, and Microsoft Word, integrated with the Bluestream XDocs Component Content Management System (CCMS).
  • Coordinate internal reviews of the product documentation.
  • Publish documentation in PDF using Adobe Acrobat.
  • Collaborate with other writers and the product engineering, development, customer support, and product marketing teams to develop and maintain product documentation.

BS/BA degree required in English, Communication, Technical Writing, or other related degree.

  • At least five years' experience writing and editing developer documentation for highly complex technology products.
  • Three or more years' experience using DITA and a DITA CCMS.
  • Experience using oXygen or another XML authoring tool like XMetal, ArborText, Adobe Framemaker.
  • Ability to develop and maintain documents that contains a large number of DITA files.
  • Ability to add and update index entries.
  • Experience working with off-site authors and subject matter experts (SMEs), including editing content created by English as a Second Language (ESL) speakers.
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word.
  • Experience creating and editing graphics using Microsoft PowerPoint and a screenshot utility, such as TechSmith SnagIt.
  • Experience using source control tools, wikis, and bug tracking systems (Perforce, Atlassian Confluence and JIRA preferred).
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task.

Desirable Skills:
  • Experience creating and maintaining online help.
  • Experience with structured FrameMaker.
  • Familiarity with UNIX tools and commands.