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Senior Technical Writer in Austin, TX

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  • Zafar Choudhury
    Please email resumes to zchoudhury@volt.com if you re interested! Position: Senior Technical Writer Location: Austin, TX Description: The Senior Technical
    Message 1 of 1 , May 17, 2012
      Please email resumes to zchoudhury@... if you're interested!

      Position: Senior Technical Writer
      Location: Austin, TX

      Description:
      The Senior Technical Writer on the Platform Architecture team will create a variety of technical documentation to describe concepts, procedures, and processes for creating games on the platform. This includes developing C++ API reference documentation, sample code, and technical tutorials and white papers for novice and expert game developers, artists, mathematicians, and compliance engineers.

      This position requires a team member who can quickly understand our platform and audience, the company's business objectives, and industry standards, and then use this knowledge holistically to author developer-focused documentation.

      Primary responsibilities include:
      • Write API reference and conceptual documents for a variety of audiences
      • Personally test documented services and capabilities to ensure accuracy and completeness
      • Create C++ and XML samples to include in documents
      • Work with teammates to fine tune and document internal control procedures and processes
      • Demonstrate an understanding of the technical and business needs of documentation users
      • Contribute to documentation and product testing
      • Proactively and independently learn new concepts and technologies to improve documentation quality
      • Contribute to continuous improvement of documentation standards, tools, and processes
      • Organize and develop deliverables with minimal supervision with a focus on project deadlines
      • Establish and monitor a set of metrics that measure the success of your own documentation

      Resume recommendation:
      We suggest you tailor your resume to highlight your past experience in these areas. Electronic or hardcopy samples of writing demonstrating technical expertise are required.

      QUALIFICATIONS

      Education:
      Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, English, Technical Communications, or a related field. Position requires demonstrated expertise in Instructional Design, Technical Writing or its equivalent.

      Experience:
      • 7+ years of experience producing high-quality, technically accurate documentation that describes complex programming concepts, demonstrates how to accomplish a wide range of programming tasks, and shows how to use multiple related application programming interfaces (APIs), all while working with established documentation style guidelines and using a product development specifications, source code, and other relevant resources.
      • A strong understanding of common programming terminologies and processes, with experience reading programming languages (some or all: C, C++, C#) and Microsoft Visual Studio v.8
      • Comfortable authoring in HTML and XML
      • Strong understanding of OOP
      • Experience working in an Agile environment and providing realistic estimates of documentation tasks
      Skills, knowledge, and qualifications:
      • Demonstrated ability to absorb and retain information quickly, specifically complex technical information and ability to create documentation from diagrams, specifications, and prototypes.
      • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities with the ability to conduct research into a wide range of issues, as required.
      • Willingness to be flexible and adapt to project priorities and processes and ability to meet deadlines and perform gracefully under pressure.
      • Understanding and experience in applying document formatting and presentation techniques.
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
      • Superior attention to detail with the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment.

      Candidate recommendation:
      Be prepared to discuss or demonstrate these qualifications and qualities during the interview. This job is based in Austin, TX.
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