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1 May 2013

Contract \ Contract-to-Hire Technical Writer (San Francisco, CA)

Sony Network Entertainment International LLC – Posted by TechWhirl San Francisco, California, United States

Job Description

Sony Network Entertainment International LLC (SNEI), a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, is the premier provider of digital entertainment. Through the Sony Entertainment Network portal, consumers around the world are able to access their favorite digital entertainment conveniently and instantly on their favorite connected devices. SNEI offers the latest and highest quality music, video, and game content through Sony Entertainment Network as well as PlayStation Network while also delivering third-party services. In addition, SNEI provides a compelling consumer experience through innovative content discovery features and a simple user interface that is globally consistent, yet locally relevant.

Contract Technical Writer
San Francisco, CA (Located in the dynamic SOMA neighborhood)

Sony Network Entertainment (SNEI) is a division of Sony Corporation of America, a leading entertainment company of audio, video, communications and information technology products, for consumer and professional markets.

The SNEI Entertainment Experiences Development Group is charged with delivering next-generation network entertainment experiences – across all media types (video, TV, music, games, and books) and across all devices (TV, web, tablets, game consoles, Blu-ray players and smartphones). Although focused on client experiences, the team also develops key service application components to deliver these new experiences. Are you a technical writer that can deliver high quality technical documentation for our next generation platforms? If so, then this position is for you!

The Contract Technical Writer will work with software developers to deliver technical documentation for our service APIs, tools, and operational manuals. The Technical Writer will work closely with the Technical Program Managers and Engineering Managers who will define the requirements of the documentation.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for creating new docs and edit existing docs, including ones that are released in the PlayStation® SDK
Independently use new features, interview developers, and review existing documentation.
Capture screenshots and prepare them for use in documentation and manuals
General editing/proofreading


2+ years experience as a technical writer in a software development environment
Experience in writing modular, single-source documentation
Experience working directly with engineering teams
Experience with source control
Excellent documenting, training and presentation skills
Familiarity with REST services, Java, HTML and JavaScript
Strongly preferred
Software development background, preferably in Java
Active part of technical writing groups and communities
Ability to write and/or speak in other languages (especially Japanese)

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, legally protected physical or mental disability, covered veteran status, status in the U.S. uniformed services, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information or membership in any other legally protected category.

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

We sincerely appreciate the time and effort you spent in contacting us and thank you for your interest in SNEI.

Job: Service & Technical Support
Primary Location: CA-San Francisco

Job Categories: Technical Editing and Technical Writer. Job Types: Contract \ Contract-to-Hire.

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