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26 Jul 2013

Full-Time Technical /Programmer Writer – SDK (Seattle, WA)

Amazon – Posted by TechWhirl Seattle, Washington, United States

Job Description

The Kindle team is looking for a Technical Writer who has the experience and technical background to make sure our technical publications provide everything our developers need to get up and running quickly.If you’re comfortable creating technical documentation for developers in a fast-paced, exciting environment, with people who are exhilarated by quickly shifting project priorities, this is the position for you! As a Technical Writer you will create and test documentation for application developers creating applications for Kindle Fire. You must be responsive, flexible, and able to succeed within an open collaborative peer environment.We are looking for someone that is technology savvy and has a passion for developers.Key Responsibilities

  • Deliver technically accurate documentation to help developers successfully use the Amazon and Kindle Fire SDKs
  • Own the entire documentation set, including architecture, writing, editing, testing, and deployment
  • Work with the software engineering team to design and implement a world-class developer documentation experience
  • Manage simultaneous documentation projects involving other team members and work with key stakeholders across the organization
  • Continuously gather information from Business Development, Product Management, QA, and Support to produce best practices and react to the needs of developers
Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in English, Technical Writing, or equivalent work experience.
  • 3+ years of experience writing documentation for a developer audience.
  • Experience architecting, writing, and editing technical documentation for software developers.
  • Strong reading competency in a modern programming language such as Java or C++.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Obsessive about technical accuracy.
  • Must be an excellent written and verbal communicator.
  • Passion to thrive in a fast-paced, constantly-changing environment.
  • A proactive and open-minded attitude to resolving problems and delivering results.
  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking abilities.
  • Experience with web technologies, including JavaScript.
  • Experience writing in a structured authoring environment.
  • Experience writing for translation into multiple languages.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Willingness to help create, maintain and adhere to style guides and standard processes.


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

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