Technical Writer - IT / E-Commerce Job
Yoh has a contract opportunity for a Technical Writer to join one of our leading E-commerce clients in Manhattan, NYC. Job Overview: As a technical writer you will work closely with the software development and product management teams, taking responsibility for writing and editing technical specifications for global E-Commerce platforms. You will deliver these specifications to the development team (local and offshore) and will be the primary point of contact for providing answers to any questions regarding specified functionality, providing clarification and additional detail when necessary. Job Responsibilities: - Developing and updating online documentation that is well written, presented, and communicates efficiently to the end-user. - Creating release notes for internal and external customers for new version releases and participating in project management to ensure that the development team delivers specified functionality in a timely manner. - Creating standard templates for technical specifications and software release notes. - Interacting with the software development teams to gather all information necessary to create technical specifications. - Producing technical specifications that describe in detail the requirements new / updated functionality of the E-Commerce platform. - Detail will be such the developer will have enough information to accurately implement the functionality in the software. Specifications will include (but will not necessarily be limited to): - English text descriptions, use case analyses, screen mock-ups, and interaction diagrams. - Delivering (electronically) technical specifications to the local and offshore development teams. - Meeting with the (offshore) development team (teleconference / web conference) to review specifications, answer questions, and provide additional input where necessary. - Meeting with the (offshore) development team (teleconference) to assess status of projects and communicating that status to the Director of Software Development. - Interacting with the quality assurance, software development, product management, and support teams to create internal and external (customer-friendly) release notes for new version releases. Job Qualifications: Required: - A BA / BS in English, Technical Writing, or related degree is required. - Minimum of three years total experience in software development or support is required. - Experience in writing technical specifications for software products (required) and browser-based software (preferred). - Incumbent must have excellent comprehension and knowledge of the structure and content of language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. - Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Word is required. Preferred: - Experience with Wiki Software (e.g. Confluence, MediaWiki, etc.) for online documentation. - Experience with Imaging Software (e.g., Photoshop, Paint) for screen mock ups. - Experience with Microsoft Project or other project tracking software. - Unified Modeling Language (UML) experience is preferred. Discover all that's possible with Yoh. Apply now. Recruiter: Lori Sklarski Phone Number: 973-602-3945 Yoh is a professional staffing provider with over 70 years of experience in the short- and long-term staffing services industry; visit our website to learn more about our company. Yoh, a Day & Zimmermann company, is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. Ref: 998248 SFSF: INFOTECH
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