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6 Feb 2013

Full-Time Senior Technical Writer (Austin, TX)

Parallel HR – Posted by TechWhirl Austin, Texas, United States

Job Description

Our client, an innovative supplier of ground breaking technologies and services to the gaming industry is seeking a Senior Technical Writer on its Platform Architecture team.  The selected candidate 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.


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 a working knowledge of an IDE, such as Microsoft Visual Studio.
  • Comfortable authoring in HTML and XML
  • Experience working in an Agile environment and providing realistic estimates of documentation tasks
  • Proficiency in authoring in Adobe RoboHelp and Joomla (or similar CMS)

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.


Job Categories: Technical Editing and Technical Writer. Job Types: Full-Time.

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