Senior Technical Writer

San Jose, CA
Engineering
Full-time
As a Technical Writer, you will have the exciting opportunity to work with a stellar technical team to produce product documentation in a cross-functional environment. The ideal candidate has a technical background that enables him or her to easily interact with software developers as well as deliver high-quality technical documentation.

Duties

    • Write and produce documentation for the Xcalar Product Suite
    • Independently follow designs and standards to develop and deliver documentation
    • Conduct peer edits for grammar, style, and form
    • Define writing projects
    • Own complex documentation projects with minimal supervision

Requirements

    • MadCap Flare experience
    • A minimum of 7+ years in a technical writing or in a lead writing role
    • Bachelor’s degree in English, Technical Writing, Computer Science, or related fields
    • Five years of experience writing for the Big Data, Database, or Enterprise Software audience
    • Experience with creating and maintaining documentation templates to meet changing output requirements
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to meet tight deadlines with multiple deliverables
    • A proactive and open-minded attitude to resolving problems and delivering results
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Strong interpersonal skills

Preferred

    • Experience working in startups
    • Experience working in an Agile environment
    • Experience working with one or more programming languages such as Java, SQL or Python
    • Experience working directly with software development teams
    • Experience using style guides