Technical Writer

Location: Redwood Shores, CA, CA
Job title: Technical Writer
Location: Redwood Shores, CA (Local Candidates Only)
Type: Contract Position
 
Technical writer to drive documentation quality for an information platform. The position requires experience documenting software including APIs and SDKs.
In addition to writing new content, this position will help organize large amounts of information in a way that enables  users to find the information they need. The writer must be able to understand and explain complex technical concepts to various internal technical groups.

Responsibilities:
-Create professional user documentation for a technical audience by collaborating with SMEs (product managers, software developers)
-Collect content submitted by product managers and engineers within the organization and curate to present a consistent style, tone and voice
-Evaluate the quality of existing technical documentation and work with internal teams to drive improvements
-Review and edit existing technical documents to comply with documentation standards and best practices
-Proven writing experience using specifications, source code, and other resources
-Make improvements in documentation management such as consolidation or applying best practices for consistency and ease of use
-Create visual diagrams to explain processes, system architecture, etc.
 
Experience:
-3-5 years of experience writing software documentation for a technical audience – with samples
-Experience working with Web and Mobile developers
-Ability to evaluate and organize technical information quickly and explain concepts and instructions clearly and concisely. 
-Familiar with cloud computing
-Experience with wiki-based documentation systems
-Flexible, proactive and enjoy working with new technology in a fast paced environment
 
Education:
BS/BA in Technical Communication, English, Computer Science preferred
 
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