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28 May 2013

Full-Time Senior Technical Writer (Palo Alto, CA)

VMware – Posted by TechWhirl Palo Alto, California, United States

Job Description

Posting Title Senior technical writer, network virtualization
About Us

Nicira, part of the VMware (NYSE: VMW) family, brings incredible, new features and capabilities to the VMware virtual networking portfolio. Our products, technology and team, combined with the existing network and security solutions at VMware, the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, form one of the fundamental building blocks in the Software-Defined Datacenter Strategy at VMware. Innovative companies such as AT&T, DreamHost, eBay, NTT and Rackspace use our products to accelerate service delivery from weeks to minutes, transforming their cloud data center operations and economics. Be an integral part of the future of the software-defined datacenter, learn more at and join our team today!
Why work for our Division VMware’s world-class, award-winning R&D team is comprised of thousands of top-notch computer scientists and software engineers that are transforming computing through virtualization. Members of the R&D team voice their creative ideas and watch them become initiatives, participate in exciting short-term and long-term products on the VMware roadmap, initiate advanced research projects, and/or write and test code that ships. At VMware, our engineers continue to learn and grow by working with top professionals from around the world and recent graduates of top universities and by taking advantage of our extensive internal training opportunities and generous external education assistance program. R&D team members work on the latest computing equipment and have access to the ACM and IEEE libraries. VMware has R&D offices in: Silicon Valley; Cambridge, MA; Broomfield, CO; Sofia, Bulgaria; Aarhus, Denmark; London, UK; Herzliya, Israel; Bangalore, India; and Beijing, China.

Job Description Position: Senior technical writer, network virtualization
Job location: Palo Alto, CA
Join us as we virtualize the network. Every 15-20 years, a technology
comes along that changes the IT landscape. VMware has done it once
already with server virtualization, and now we’re doing it again with
network virtualization. VMware’s Network and Security Business Unit
has an immediate need for an experienced technical writer to create
user guides for the VMware NSX product line.
As a writer on a very small documentation team, you’ll work closely
with some of the smartest engineers in networking and virtualization,
creating user guides that explain how to stand up software-defined
networks and how to install and manage the data center infrastructure
that supports them.
You should bring to this position a solid track record of producing
user documentation for an audience of IT professionals and/or software
developers. Experience with IP networking, virtualization, and cloud
computing tools (VMware, Amazon AWS, OpenStack, or CloudStack) is
In this role, you will work extensively with the product, develop your
own expertise in using it, and write clear explanations that show
cloud administrators, data center administrators, and network
administrators how to set up the NSX products, how to create and
manage logical networks on them, and how to connect these networks to
other networks. Additional writing will explain how to manage the
creation of NSX-based networks using virtualization management and
cloud orchestration tools such as VMware and OpenStack.
– Experience writing documentation for IT administrators
– Sharable writing samples that demonstrate your ability to write
clear administrator documentation
– Ability to work efficiently at the UNIX/Linux command line
– Proficiency with FrameMaker
– Firm grasp of IP networking technologies
– Willingness to work at a startup cadence that releases software
every six weeks

– Experience writing documentation for virtualization/cloud
administrators and/or network administrators
– Proficiency with DITA or other XML-based documentation formats
– Experience producing HTML-formatted documentation from FrameMaker
or DITA sources.
– Firm grasp of virtualization technologies and infrastructure.
– A belly full of the virtualization Kool-Aid. :-)
Location Palo Alto, CA, US
Is this a remote or multiple location position? No
Requisition Number 41679BR

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto
Job Segments: Technical Writer, Network, Virtualization, Engineer, Developer, Technology, Engineering

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

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