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Diane ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---- Sr. Technical Writer RESPONSIBILITIES: Come play a leading role in the growth of our client's Internet Group and online and wireless division. Our client consists of many of the Web's most popular sites and service. Our client provides a leading Internet web guide, e-commerce, Internet services, and the Best Content on the Web!! POSITION SUMMARY As a Contract Sr. Technical Writer you will be extensively involved in the documentation of the broadband media platform, content protection and content management systems for our client's online properties. Reporting to the Engineering Manager for Media Platforms, the Sr. Technical Writer will be responsible for developing technical SDK/API documentation and developer guides from code analysis, specifications, and interviews with developers and members of the technical staff. You will write and validate simple example code written in Java. In addition, you will also develop documentation and user guides for several Application User Interfaces (both Web-based and native Win32 clients). You will be responsible for creating documentation for: * Platform Developers Guide: Explains the overall framework of our client's Media Platform API/SDKs and Content Protection systems with practical guidelines and sample code that show how to perform common programming tasks within the frameworks. * Reference Help: Describes SDK/API components and relationships * User Interface Documentation & User Guides: Describes the various user interfaces for internal tools relating to Media & Content Management and Content Protection. * Programming Tutorial: Describes a typical Digital Product application development process through illustrative sample applications. * Sample Applications: Assist with the documentation and development of sample applications in Java QUALIFICATIONS FOR POSITION * Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, Technical Writing or related fields/experience * 5+ years of experience as a technical writer in the software industry * At least 3 years experience as an SDK/API writer; at least 2 years developing Application User Interface documentation * Ability to read and understand Java and/or JSP code; ability to write simple Java/JSP code examples. * Experience developing documentation for both print and online delivery * Expertise with authoring tools, such as Dreamweaver / Adobe PDF, RoboHelp etc. * Excellent writing and editing skills; Excellent communication and interpersonal skills * Proven as a self-starter who is effective in a team environment. * Ability to adapt to and learn new technologies quickly. * Ability to work independently, interview multiple parties, extract information and develop documentation which will best suit the needs of our customers. * Ability to synthesize multiple points of feedback into consolidated documented forms. SPECIFIC SKILLS REQUIRED * Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, Technical Writing or related fields/experience * Proven experience using tools such as Microsoft Office Suite, RoboHelp, Dreamweaver, Photoshop etc. * Artistic skills and creative experience are plus. Greg Browning Vice President StarTechnical, Inc. 206-505-7924 x222 | 800-807-7209 Mobile - 425-231-1624 Fax - 206-284-7379 Greg at StarTechnical.com www.StarTechnical.com