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27 Mar 2013

Full-Time XML/DITA Expert Technical Writer (Hillsboro, OR)

Intel – Posted by TechWhirl Hillsboro, Oregon, United States

Job Description


The XML/DITA Expert Technical Writer will help conceive, design, and implement documentation for multiple outputs using a single source XML based system. This person will partner with Documentation toolsmiths, writers, developers, and third party vendors to establish an information architecture documentation and implement it in the Mobile Communications Group. This includes converting existing content to a DITA-compliant system using SDL Trisoft, training users on XMetaL, managing meta data and document maps, and working with a vendor to deliver DITA compliant content to a dynamic web based delivery system.


Qualifications: Candidates should possess a Bachelor’s degree in English, Technical Writing, Technical Communications, and Engineering.

Minimum Requirements:

5+ years experience in technical writing, 1+ years managing content for a product, 1+ years of experience working in an XML environment.

– Good understanding of information architecture/information modeling concepts and procedures and familiarity with BUs content – with ability to undertake a BU content audit to define BU content models.

– Good understanding of graphics file types and their appropriate uses.

= Good understanding of Technical Writing principals, including planning, project management, editing and publishing.


Preferred Requirements:

The XML/DITA Expert Technical Writer is an essential role for every program.

The ideal candidate should have the following skills:

Solid understanding of XML, Schemas, and DTDs (creating and editing)

Solid understanding of topic-based authoring and information mapping concepts as they relate to DITA.

Solid understanding of the DITA standard, with knowledge of how the DITA DTDs should be customized and deployed (i.e., specializations, constraints, DITA-OT plug-in creation).

Solid understanding of the DITA Open Toolkit with knowledge of how to customize it (i.e., DITA-OT plug-in creation) to enable new transformation types.

Solid understanding of XPath and XSL (both XSLT and XSL-FO)

Ability to identify and implement corporate trademarking and branding requirements in DITA-OT outputs (PDF, HTML, CHM) using XSL.

Familiarity with ANT build file creation and modification.

Familiarity with XML validators (e.g., Xerces) and XSL processors (e.g., Xalan, Saxon).

Familiarity with XML authoring tools (such as XMetaL and FrameMaker) and ability to customize configuration files (i.e., CSS, CTM and other XMetaL configuration files; read/write rules, structapps files, templates, EDDs and other FrameMaker configuration files)

Familiarity with SDL Trisoft, including file repository structure and access control, Publication Manager and Condition Manager clients, and the Web Client.

Job Category: Engineering

Primary Location: USA-Oregon, Hillsboro

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Job Type: Experienced

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Posting Date: Mar 26, 2013

Apply Before: Mar 26, 2014

Business Group

Employees in the Intel Architecture Group (IAG) deliver innovative platforms across computing and communication segments including data centers, mobile and desktop personal computers, handhelds, embedded devices and consumer electronics. Intel’s industry leading technology is used to create integrated hardware and software solutions such as processors, chipsets, communication radios, graphics processors, motherboards, and networking components that deliver capabilities from security and manageability to computing performance and energy efficiency. IAG employees are at the forefront of enabling a new era of computing that is more integrated into all aspects of our daily lives.

Posting Statement: We will accept applications/resumes until 60 days after posting date or earlier at Intel’s discretion

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

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