Technical Writer

  • Location

    Lincolnshire, United States

  • Sector:

    Information Technology

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Contact:

    Yasmin Baig

  • Job ref:

    100

  • Published:

    29 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-06-19

Technical Writer
Lincolnshire, IL
6 month contract 


Description:
We’re looking for a skilled writer who can research and learn quickly, and who can explain highly technical concepts with clarity and simplicity. 

Responsibilities 
• Write clear, concise, and informative documentation to educate external developers, partners, and prospects on Zebra’s features and functionality. 
• Evaluate project requirements, analyze audience needs, and recommend appropriate externally-facing documentation. 
• Develop code samples and interactive tutorials to help developers get up to speed quickly. 
• Work closely with engineers, product managers, and other team members to collect source information, obtain technical reviews, and test functionality, as necessary. 
• Participate in team initiatives to establish style and process guidelines, provide input into tool and usability decisions, and contribute occasionally to internal documentation. 

Requirements 
• Bachelor’s degrees in technical writing, computer science, or a related field with at least 8 years of experience in technical writing. 
• Demonstrated experience writing documentation for developer audiences. Experience with RESTful APIs, JSON, Swagger or a similar framework, code commenting tools, and source code repositories. 
• Ability to write effective technical content for developer and business audiences. 
• Proficiency with various authoring and CMS tools and familiarity with task management software: Confluence and JIRA. 
• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, learn new skills quickly, and balance multiple projects. 
• Ability to work with a variety of stakeholders, both technical and non-technical. 
• Knowledge of technical writing standards and familiarity with common style guides.