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Job #1739
12-23-2014
Job Description: IT Technical Writer

Company: TEK Systems
Location: Ft. Collins, CO
Duration:  6 month Contract
Income:  DOE

Job Summary:

National industry leader in Human Capital Management is seeking an IT Technical Writer for a 6 month contract opportunity with potential for extension.  This Technical Writer must have experience documenting software processes and hardware infrastructures.  The individual does not need to write code but must understand it at a high level.   The individual will be responsible for gathering the information from subject matter experts and document the Enterprise Architecture.

Job Requirements:

  • Project involves documenting all existing IT infrastructure
  • Experience documenting and diagramming software and hardware infrastructures.
  • Conduct interviews with subject matter experts and document findings.
  • Facilitate meetings for reviewing the documentation.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and writing skills a must.
  • Create readable and detailed documentation of existing architecture.
  • Familiar with Visio or other diagramming tools
  • Two to 5 years of experience documenting a spectrum of technical information.
  • Bachelor's degree in English/Technical Communications is required.

Submit resume to Amie Wareing, awareing@teksystems.com, for consideration


Job #1738
12-18-2014
Job Description: Contract Technical Writer II

Company: PolyCom, Inc.
Location: Westminster, CO

The Polycom Technical Communications Group is seeking a contract technical writer who will be responsible for planning and creating technical product documentation. This documentation must effectively communicate conceptual, reference, and procedural system information for the Polycom video conferencing and video content management products; such as deployment, integration, configuration, administration, installation, and upgrade information.

MAIN ACTIVITIES

- Work with a cross-functional team of local and remote subject matter experts (system and sales engineers; product, QA and support engineers; program and product managers; writers) to plan, write, and edit topical information while meeting project requirements and schedules

- Conform to document creation and control processes and established quality and style standards. Work with standard templates to ensure documentation is Polycom-branded, compliant, approved, and released.

REQUIRED SKILLS

- Two- to five-years of experience writing a spectrum of technical information for hardware, software, and/or networking products and solutions.

- Evidence of strong interpersonal skills and professional energy.

- Skilled at using Adobe FrameMaker, Acrobat, RoboHelp, and MS Office.

- Skilled at using standard technical writing tools (for example, Adobe FrameMaker and Acrobat) and standard office tools (MS Office)

ADDITIONAL DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

- Experience creating telecommunications documentation

- Experience creating graphics and technical illustrations

- Experience creating topic-based information for single-sourcing and repurposing

- Experience with structured authoring and DITA/XML and/or transitioning to structured authoring and DITA/XML

Contact Info

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to Barbara Gstalder at barbara.gstalder@polycom.com


Job #1737
12-16-2014
Job Description: Technical/Marketing Writer

Company: Cisco
Location: Remote

Top Three Skills:

Word (use of word with predefined templates), sales writing (features and benefits) and technical writing (ability to work with technical network engineers to gather content). 

Job Description:

Working with Cisco’s Global Proposals Team, the Writer will support the services sales team, crafting content for Services Specifications and Proposals. In this fast-paced, deadline-driven atmosphere, this professional must be able to work effectively with virtual team members while demonstrating precision and self-sufficiency for following processes. In this role you will have an opportunity to shape and influence one of the largest repositories of sales content for Cisco’s global partner sales community.
You will be responsible for creating Customer facing content to be used by salespeople. This content will be utilized in order to have the most up to date content so they can be knowledgeable about cisco products. The Writer must have strong language skills, editing experience, have a balanced team /individual work practice, advanced MS Word proficiency (use of styles and templates), able to follow verbal and written instructions, and must understand the highly evolved conventions of modern industry communications. Part of this role will require the ability to be persistent with the SME's as sometimes the SME's can be not as responsive as needed in terms of providing their reviews. 

Additional Information:

Create new content from scratch and rewrite as needed.
Work with Subject Matter Experts (Mses.) to develop proposal content.
• Convey proper writing tone and styles 
• Synthesize deep technical content to a business level on a given technology. 
• Synthesize technical language to a high-level business language.
• Write in a value selling approach. 
• Write appropriate content based on industry.
• Conducting in-depth research on various industry topics when necessary. 
• Demonstrate a thorough knowledge and use of standard style guidelines. 
• Strict adherence to deadlines. 
• Train and work virtually through email, IM, teleconferences, and collaborative web tools.

Work Environment:

work from home. ability to work with various timezones and with virtual teams. • Sales/marketing writing with technology experience (rather than tech writing)
• English/journalism/marketing degree (advanced degree helpful but not required)
• Detail oriented (grammar, formatting)
• Critical thinker – doesn’t always accept what’s written as correct… willingness to dig deep
• Good PM skills, again, detail oriented 

Who is the Internal/External Customer:

The customer is services sales teams 

Impact to the Internal/External Customer:

By hiring this person, the group will be able to keep up with the demand of their sales teams so they can respond to more deals. The more deals they respond to, the greater the opportunity is to land more deals. 

Business Challenge:

Looking to support their teams better in order to land more deals 

EVP:

<work from home and the ability to work for one of the top technology companies in the area.
 

Non-Technical Skills:

Excellent communication skills. The team is remote so being able to effectively lead people via the phone or teleconferencing software such as webex will be important. Someone needs to have a great eye for detail. The content is used by services sales teams so they can have the most up to date content to help them sell Cisco solutions/products. Person needs to be very strong in Microsoft word 2010 and have a strong understanding of word styles and templates. Person needs to be comfortable working with little direction, be comfortable working remotely and working in peer review sessions. Open to critical feedback. Leadership background would be a plus. Person needs to be able to handle vague concepts and be adaptable and flexible as this area can be ever changing and moving. 

Contact Whitney Parker to apply.

 

9/10/2010
Job #1580
Position Title: Senior Technical Writer

Direct Full-Time

Company Name: LSI Corporation
Job Location: Colorado Springs
 

Duties and Responsibilities:

LSI Corporation is looking for a senior technical writer based in Colorado Springs, CO with significant experience in computer hardware or software documentation development, preferably for an engineering audience.

This position requires a self-directed technical writer who can write, update, edit, review and help plan user documentation to support storage components products. Write clear and concise documentation. Organize material and complete technical writing assignments according to set standard templates, style guidelines, and publication processes.

Work with writers/editors across geographies in a team environment. Extract product information from interaction with the engineering and technical publications teams and from technical/product specifications, previous generation product documentation, and presentations. Develop an understanding of the customer use model and make recommendations for improvements in documentation. Experience in documenting software and highly complex IT hardware systems and architectures is a plus.

A successful candidate must be able to handle documentation projects from start to finish with minimal direction, while managing schedules and meeting deadlines. The position requires the ability to multitask effectively, despite ambiguity, and thrive in a fast-paced, time compressed, and dynamic environment. Must have strong interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively with subject matter experts, project managers and other team members.

Required Skills:

  • Understanding of the concepts involved in single sourcing and familiarity with content management and XML-based editors is also a plus.
  • Experience with DITA/structured authoring and HTML is a plus.
  • Experience with Adobe FrameMaker and Quadralay WebWorks desired.
  • Knowledge of PC platforms, XML, and content management systems would be helpful.

A Bachelor's degree in technical communication, electrical engineering, electronics and communication engineering, or computer science or related field is required.

LSI Corporation is a leading provider of innovative silicon, systems and software technologies that enable products which seamlessly bring people, information and digital content together. We offer a broad portfolio of capabilities and services including custom and standard product ICs, adapters, systems and software that are trusted by the world's best known brands to power leading solutions in the storage and networking markets.

We value the diversity of our people. LSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Interested candidates should send resumes to: Jo’lene Jernberg, LSI Corporation, Manager Standard Products Technical Writing at jolene.jernberg@lsi.com.