Technical Writer

  • location: Sunnyvale, CA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $57 - $62.70 per hour

job description

Technical Writer

Responsibilities

  • Write API documentation for API users, such as API reference docs and developer guides. Keep emphasis on documentation that is technically accurate and brings clarity for even complex processes.
  • Review documents written by developers / PMs for a particular API and suggest changes / seek clarity to externalize the same documents.
  • Supplement developer documentation with relevant sample code to reduce grounds-up efforts of external developers.
  • Develop and use all types of content types (workflows / process schematics / instructional videos / developer consoles) to simplify the users understanding of the Open APIs.
  • Be the first to respond to developer queries on API forums and put effort to resolve the issue yourself, without needing to check with the core development organization.
  • Use your extensive knowledge of the needs of developers and pass this feedback internally to develop the next set of Open APIs.
Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in computer science, technical writing, core sciences or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in technical documentation, and / or developer outreach / technology partner management roles.
  • Knowledge of tools such as Jekyll, Wordpress, Adobe Framemaker, Oxygen XML author, Lucid Chart, Visio is a must.
  • Experience using Git to manage asynchronous collaboration across large teams
  • Experience with authoring documentation in Markdown is core.
  • Familiarity with API documentation tools such as Swagger
  • Knowledge of REST APIs is a must.
  • Experience with programming to enable sample code will require experience, especially around core web technologies such as Python / Javascript / JSON / HTML required. Knowledge of data analytics and big data technologies is a plus.
  • Demonstrate experience in writing and proofreading of content, especially technology related content.
  • Great communication skills and ability to work well with others.
  • Ability to organize and create multimedia content to explain use cases and process flows.
  • Ability to handle stressful, time critical projects and deliver great user outcomes.

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