Technical Writer - Remote Position
Valley Agricultural Software Inc Tulare, CA
- Posted: over a month ago
TECHNICAL WRITER - Remote Position
Giving a dairy farmer more data doesn't help them. Giving them intelligence about their business that results from interpreting the data and turning it into actionable information does.
Software providers like Valley Agricultural Software (VAS) are taking formerly desktop-based, single application solutions and providing business-wide platforms that provide real-time access to web-based intelligence via mobile devices, tablets and computers. These programs tie together all the variables that go into milk production in a single platform from the feed to the cow to the parlor providing actionable intelligence that allows today's dairy farmer to make decisions when it will have the greatest impact on production: now.
VAS is currently searching for the right candidate that has a passion for the dairy software industry and wants to help make an impact of this very large ecosystem.
- Responsibilities will largely revolve around creating technical content to explain complex information in a clear and concise manner for non-technical end users, as well as our highly technical audience of internal developers and engineers.
- Participate as a work-from-home member of the Product Management and Engineering teams to document the company's software applications and integrations.
- Write clear, concise documentation that helps end users complete tasks quickly and easily.
- Follow the documentation style guide and conduct team peer reviews to promote best practices and consistency.
- Documentation may also need to be translated into multiple other languages, so easy-to-understand English is required
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR FROM YOU
- 5+ years Technical Writing experience creating online help for web applications and mobile devices
- Primary Tools Requirement: MadCap Flare or a similar tool (RoboHelp or FrameMaker), including experience with advanced features like conditional text, variables, snippets, and responsive layouts
- Supplemental Tools/Knowledge Requirements: HTML, CSS, Github source control, Jira, Confluence, Agile software development methodology, Windows, iOS, and Android
- Experience working within a remote working environment is a plus
- Experience with the animal agriculture industry, dairy-related data is a big plus
- Experience in technical field (hardware/software)
- Ability to proofread and edit documentation to ensure consistency, clarity, and quality within the document and across the documentation suite
- Ability to interview subject matter experts (SME) and incorporate responses into the documentation in a manner that is appropriate for the audience
- Ability to work independently and as part of a highly collaborative team
- Willingness to learn new tasks and expand skill set into additional areas
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