Technical Writer (Internal Developer Documentation)

Cynet Systems   •  

Seattle, WA

Industry: Technology

  •  

5 - 7 years

Posted 35 days ago

  by    Cynet Sytems

We are looking for Technical Writer (Internal Developer Documentation) for our client in Seattle, WA

Job Title: Technical Writer (Internal Developer Documentation)

Job Location: Seattle, WA

Job Type: Contract 12 Months

"US citizens and those authorized to work in the US are encouraged to apply. We are unable to sponsor H1b candidates at this time."

Job Description:

  • The Technical Writer will have the opportunity to work with teams of engineers to create developer documentation for internal audiences.
  • We are looking for a candidate who is highly organized, can work independently in a fast-paced environment, and can produce multiple deliverables with frequent deadlines.
  • Candidates should have the flexibility to learn new products and technologies quickly and have the versatility to move from project to project as needed.
  • An ideal candidate will have a strong interest in innovative solutions to documentation challenges in the new era of computing and IT.

Responsibilities:

  • Document REST APIs and SDKs for internal development systems
  • Maintain documentation for previous product versions
  • Write release notes and other support documentation
  • Gather information from team meetings, product specifications, interviews with subject-matter experts, and direct interaction with systems
  • Manage multiple projects
  • Peer review other writers' work
  • Gather and address feedback from multiple sources
  • Work independently and rapidly to meet tight deadlines
  • Conceptualize what developer documentation should mean and drive implementation
  • Implement systems and processes

Required Skills:

  • Designing, authoring, and editing documentation for software developers.
  • Writing code to use REST APIs in one or more common languages (such as Python (preferred), Java, PowerShell, or Go)
  • Following organizational and industry standards (such as Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publications)
  • Managing multiple versions of topics
  • Tracking and prioritizing multiple simultaneous projects
  • Using UNIX/Linux command-line interfaces
  • Working in cross-functional teams
  • Using modern documentation approaches (such as docs-as-code, structured authoring, wikis)

Required Background:

  • BS or BA in technical/professional communication, English, journalism, computer science, electrical engineering, or other related field
  • 5+ years documenting software products
  • 3+ years documenting APIs
  • 2+ years creating documentation for internal audiences
  • Some experience with UNIX/Linux, storage, virtualization, and/or networking technologies