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18 Mar 2013

Full-Time Technical Writer (Beaverton, OR)

McAfee – Posted by TechWhirl Beaverton, Oregon, United States

Job Description

You will work as part of an international team of writers to create, develop, plan, write, and edit operational, instructional, maintenance or test procedures for electronic and web-based publications. The positions are in our Beaverton, Oregon (Portland metro area) office, but you will collaborate regularly with writers as well as translators, developers, project managers, and other specialist in North American, Europe, and Asia. You will produce documentation using DITA 1.1, XMetaL, and a content management system while conforming to the company documentation and quality assurance standards. Content is technical by nature, supporting IT Administrators of industry-leading security products.

You must be a self-motivating and self-managing writer who can learn complex technologies quickly and manage the entire process of writing top-quality documentation from start to finish. You will work with product teams of developers, QA, support techs, and project and product managers to define documentation requirements, gather technical content, produce drafts for review and milestone releases, coordinate documentation translation, and produce a final release. You are expected to seek improvements and contribute to improving team process and tools.

Key Responsibilities:

Regular deliverables include PDF installation and user guides, online Help, release notes, white papers, configuration guides, and other documents as needed.


Required Experience/Skills & Education:

· BA/BS degree or equivalent experience

· Minimum of 4+ years of technical writing experience, preferably in the security sector writing user documentation

· Excellent planning, research and writing skills

· Time management skills

· Documentation authoring skills

· Structured authoring skills

· Ability to handle multiple writing projects

· Solid knowledge of single-source documentation projects

Good to have:

· Experience working with localization specialists

· Experience authoring in XML

· Experience with a content management system

· Ability to innovate, seek process improvements, and come up with solutions

McAfee, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), is the world’s largest dedicated security technology company. We are relentlessly focused on constantly finding new ways to keep our customers safe. Share your talents with us in the dynamic security industry, and experience the meaningful, interesting work that is waiting for you!

McAfee is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity!

Link to our website jobs:, Job ref. no. 8637960.

Job: Product Development Research
Primary Location: NA-USA-OR-Beaverton
Position Number: 865192
Schedule: Full-time

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon
Job Segments: Technical Writer, Developer, Product Development, QA, Quality Assurance, Technology, Research, Quality

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

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