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21 Aug 2013

Full-Time Technical Writer (Seattle, WA)

Randstad Technologies – Posted by TechWhirl Seattle, Washington, United States

Job Description

job id:323476
category:Technical Writing
industry:Business Services / Consulting Services
location:Seattle, Washington
required experience:3 years
questions about this job?:(425) 998-9460



Randstad Technologies is seeking qualified candidates for a contract opportunity in Seattle, WA.
Technical writers take complex information and communicate it clearly, concisely and accurately without relying on technical or corporate jargon to explain what they’re trying to say. With a unique cross functional perspective, our team of technical writers are the key link between our engineers, marketing associates, developer advocates and external users and developers who comprise the client’s ecosystem. As a Technical Writer, you juggle a variety of projects, from reading and writing example code, to updating FAQs, to drafting product announcements. When a new technical challenge rises to forefront, you are there to defuse it with your clarifying pen (or keyboard, more likely).Responsibilities
-Work with engineers to write and update internal documentation for an engineering audience.
-Edit documents written by others; coach engineers and PMs to improve their writing skills.
-Develop tools and processes to automate document creation and maintenance.
-Organize existing information into a coherent structure; ensure that content is up to date and accurate.
-Learn complex technical information and write technical documentation, such as overviews, tutorials, help systems, user guides, and more.

Minimum qualifications
-BA/BS degree (In lieu of degree, 4 years of relevant work experience)
-Experience working closely with engineering and product management teams as part of the software development process
-Proficiency with HTML, CSS, and Javascript
-Familiarity with help authoring and source control tools
-Strong editorial skills
-Preferred qualifications
-Experience working with bug tracking tools
-Proven track record of researching and writing effective documentation for large and diverse audiences
-Ability to manage multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment


Randstad Technologies is an EOE-M/F/V/D and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Randstad Holding nv, a $20.0 billion global provider of HR services and the second largest staffing organization in the world.

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

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