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28 Dec 2012

Full-Time Technical Writer (Folsom, CA)

CompuCom – Posted by TechWhirl Folsom, California, United States

Job Description

Our client is a hugely popular computer components manufacturer seeking a candidate capable of providing Technical Writing, Testing, and Validation of applications.


  • Test and debug complex JavaScript applications
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Develop 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
  • Develop qualification checklist and Test Plans for tools candidates to determine readiness for the BSpec production environment


  • 6-8 years of related work experience
  • Microsoft Word, documentation experience, editing / writing experience, Java scripting, plus
  • Extensive HTML / CSS and XML (troubleshooting, editing, creating, etc.)
  • Experience writing and troubleshooting DOS batch (.bat) and 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
  • Some networking knowledge helpful (Windows Server 2003 / 2008)


  • RoboHelp, Anacapa, Flare
  • Web development
  • C# or C++

Estimated length of assignment: 26+ weeks with approval
Number of positions available: 1
Estimated hours per week: 40 hours
% of travel required: 0
Telecommuting: No

Please include a daytime phone number where you can best be reached along with your resume. Please also include a brief cover letter outlining your experience as related to this job requirement. CompuCom is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  No 3rd party / recruiters please. We are unable to sponsor H1B visas at this time.

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

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