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  • Technical Writer

    Technical Writer
    19 Jun 2014
    Pune
    Experience -

    Position Overview\r\nAs a Technical Writer, you are expected to play a major role in the planning and development of the product documentation. You will be reporting to the SolidWorks Documentation Manager in the USA. You should own the overall product documentation and ensure that the quality, technical accuracy, and customer focus are maintained in your deliverables. You will be working in a fast-paced environment alongside software developers, QA engineers, user interaction designers, product managers, and support engineers located across DS offices in Europe, the Americas, and India. \r\n\r\nQualifications\r\nThe ideal candidate possesses these qualifications: \r\n• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.\r\n• Can understand technical concepts and customer requirements, and translate that information into quality documentation.\r\n• Knowledgeable about documentation processes and tools. \r\n• Strong project management skills, with experience managing and executing projects.\r\n• Always meets deadlines.\r\n• Comfortable working both independently and collaboratively with teams.\r\n\r\nJob Responsibilities\r\n• Become the documentation expert for the assigned SolidWorks products.\r\n• Gather technical information by doing hands-on testing of software, reviewing specifications, and meeting with subject matter experts and other team members.\r\n• Maintain schedules and share documentation status with stakeholders. \r\n• Install product builds and test functionality against the documentation for improving the usability and technical quality of docs.\r\n• Ensure cross-team coordination by working with development, QA, product management and support staff as needed. \r\n \r\nEducation\r\n• Educational background in Computer Science/Engineering (desirable). \r\n• Software Technical Writing degree or certification.\r\n\r\nExperience\r\n• A minimum of 1-3 years writing experience in software documentation. \r\n• Experience with content management systems.\r\n• Experience with authoring in XML DITA, preferably using XMetaL is a plus.\r\n• Experience documenting Product Data Management software is a plus.\r\n• Familiarity with server and database installation and configuration is a plus.\r\n• Familiarity with CAD and solid modeling concepts is a plus.

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