Contract \ Contract-to-Hire Technical Writer (Folsom, CA)
. Analyze XML and XHTML data files for problems affecting the applications
. Prepare clear, concise bug reports for other programmers and content owners
. Use version control (Tortoise SVN), automated builds (Cruise Control), and review process (Code Collaborator)
. Some networking knowledge helpful (Windows Server 2003/2008)
. Learn quickly and adapt to frequent changes in dynamic work environment
. Write scripts and utility programs needed to update and maintain the BSpec.
. Create BSpec NDA specifications and update supplements, interface with Team Apple Rep, and answer queries.
. Develop web pages and update web pages.
. Troubleshoot preproduction and production environment build and tool processing failures.
. Troubleshoot processing failures in Cruise Control and Flare.
. Assist in maintaining project and IP tagging.
. Maintain and build Writer’s Group Servers and keep them operational.
. Produce build and server metrics and reports.
. Diagram and maintain equipment configurations for the Writer’s Group.
. Develop qualification checklist and Test Plans for tools candidates to determine readiness for the BSpec production environment.
Necessary Skills (Must Have):
MS Word, documentation experience, editing/writing experience, Java scripting, DOT.net plus
. Extensive HTML/CSS and XML (troubleshooting, editing, creating, etc)
. Experience writing and troubleshooting MS DOS batch (.bat) & Ruby scripts.
. Extensive experience using command line (Windows/Linux) tools.
. Extensive experience working with technologies such as Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Server 2003/2008, Remote Desktop/Terminal Services, IIS, Apache, Active Directory, etc.
. Prior experience debugging and testing web and/or standalone applications.
. Prior experience with ‘single source’ documentation tools such as MadCap Flare, Robohelp.
. Must be proficient using the entire Microsoft Office 2010 Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point, etc)
. Prior experience with version control software (SVN) in relation to documentation projects.
. Experience writing software qualification test plans.
Additional Skills Desired (Nice to Have): (Top 2-3.) RoboHelp, Anacapa, Flare. Web Development, C# or C++