[sf-perl] JOB: FT tech writer; Sunnyvale, CA

Vicki Brown vlb at cfcl.com
Fri Apr 27 17:21:58 PDT 2007

> The Company that Employs me has a req to hire a fulltime technical
> If you are a high-quality technical writer or know someone who is
> (preferably someone you would hire yourself if you could) please contact

Here's the official job description:

The Media Platform team is seeking a highly motivated and experienced
Technical Writer with a strong technical background and aptitude. Position
includes writing API and SDK technical documentation, working with
software engineers to create source code examples. The primary users of
the API and SDK documentation are internal and third-party developers
creating applications using Media Suite Web Services.


  * Write reference documentation for XML, REST, PHP and web service APIs
  * Write code examples or rewrite examples provided by engineers
  * Contribute to documentation plans and strategy
  * Regularly interview senior engineers and other subject matter experts
  * Use existing information model to develop structured content
  * Adhere to quality standards and documentation guidelines
  * Provide error-free and technically accurate documentation that is
consistent across subject areas
  * Improve documentation team processes and tools
  * Solicit input from internal and external third-party developers who
use Platform Services

  * Ability to create documentation in HTML without WYSIWYG tools
  * Solid understanding of and experience with mark-up languages (XML,
  * Experience documenting APIs, SDKs, and/or development frameworks
  * Understanding of and experience with REST, JSON-RPC, and web services
  * Ability to read and write Java, C#, C++, or PHP
  * Proficient with word processing, on-line documentation (e.g. Adobe
Acrobat, DocBook, Dreamweaver, Framemaker, WebWorks, doxygen, XML Mind, or
related tools), desk top publishing, and document control techniques
  * Good organizational skills and the ability to prioritize among
multiple work items
  * Self-starter and resourceful, with the ability to work in a
fast-paced, dynamic environment
  * Ability to meet aggressive deadlines while developing good working
partnerships with various members of the product and writing team.
  * Writing samples are a must!

  * Experience with Wiki (preferably TWiki)
  * Understanding of database concepts and operations
  * Ability to interview developers and write structured content based on
information they provide
  * Familiar with source code control tools such as CVS, ClearCase, or
  * Experience as a software developer
  * Experience with bug tracking tools
  * Web design/user interface design a huge plus
  * 4+ years experience writing for a software developer audience
  * BA or BS in Computer Science, English, Journalism, Technical
Documentation, or related field.

- Vicki

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