Information Developer IV

  • Type: Contract
  • Job #139564

Job Title: Information Developer
# of Openings: 1
Contract length or DH: 3 month contract
Work Location/ Remote:
 Santa Cruz, CA

Overview of the Project/ Details:
The contract technical writer will be responsible for helping migrate DITA XML content from SDL Tridion 14 to SDL Tridion 13. Current and extensive knowledge of DITA XML, oXygen XML Author, and SDL Tridion is required.

Day to Day:

-Work with a cross-functional team of local and remote subject matter experts (system and sales engineers; UX designers, product, QA, and support engineers; program and product managers) to develop and implement documentation plans for headset projects.

-Create simple, direct, text- and graphics-based quick start guides and user guides applying the principles of minimalism and task-based, topic-based authoring.

-For text-based content, you will work in a structured authoring environment of DITA/XML to create clear and direct, single-sourced, and reusable content

 -For graphics-based content, you will work in Adobe Illustrator and InDesign to optimize illustrations and content layout for usability while minimizing page count.

– All content must meet ADA/Section 508 accessibility requirements

 – Maintain the quality and consistency of text and graphic assets through use of a Content Management Systems (CMS).

Required Skills & Technologies:

– Five- to eight-years of experience designing and creating text and graphical technical documentation for consumer hardware and software products, preferably for consumer telecommunication devices.

– Skilled at using standard technical writing and DITA XML tools (such as Oxygen Author, SDL Tridion, and Adobe Acrobat Pro) and standard office tools (MS Office-based)

 – Skilled at using graphic design tools (such as Adobe InDesign and Illustrator).

– Evidence of strong interpersonal skills and professional energy and excellence, particularly when working with engineering, product management, and manufacturing partners.

– Self-directed with strong problem-solving skills that allow for execution of the job functions without clearly defined specifications and with minimal direction and oversight.

– Adherence to generally accepted authoring procedures including conformance to corporate style guide, content development and technical review, editorial review, publishing to HTML and PDF, etc.

–  Familiarity with localization processes and best practices.

Number years of experience: 5-8 years

Education: N/A

Certifications needed: N/A 
 Industry preferred: N/A

H1B allowed? No


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