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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

      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.


      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.

      • 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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