Technical Writer – San Carlos

Organization: MarkLogic Corp.
Contact Name: Sandra Rendon
Address: 999 Skyway Road, Suite 200, San Carlos CA 94070
Phone Number: 703-854-8599
Fax Number: 650-655-2310
Email Address: srendon@marklogic.com
Web Site: www.marklogic.com/company/careers
Job Title: Technical Writer
Job Duration: Permanent Staff
Description:

MarkLogic® is the world’s best database for integrating data from silos. MarkLogic is an operational and transactional Enterprise NoSQL database platform. Organizations around the world rely on it to integrate their most critical data and build innovative applications on a 360-degree view of that data. MarkLogic makes it easy to get data in and easy to get data out, and it is 100 percent trusted to run critical business operations. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, MarkLogic has offices throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Australia.

Are you a technical writer or developer who enjoys writing documentation for developers, creating code examples, and developing design patterns that demonstrate how to build cool software? MarkLogic is looking for a Technical Writer who can create technical content and code examples.

The MarkLogic documentation team is responsible for all content on docs.marklogic.com. As part of the Engineering organization, the team actively participates in product development. Team members develop content that helps customers and partners create data applications on the MarkLogic platform. Most of our readers are developers and system administrators, working in JavaScript, Java, XQuery, and other languages. Typical MarkLogic applications include advanced search and analytic features.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Write developer documentation for MarkLogic Server, including explanations of complex developer tasks
  • Write server and client API documentation, including development of code samples in JavaScript, Java, XQuery, REST, Python, and/or other scripting languages
  • Work closely with engineers and other technical staff to understand the technology and provide usability feedback
  • Plan, schedule, and complete complex documentation projects
  • Work closely with the product, becoming a subject matter expert on assigned features
  • Bring a customer and developer perspective to the product development process by participating in design and QA reviews
  • Create clear conceptual, procedural, and API reference documentation

Must Have:

  • 6+ years of experience documenting enterprise software
  • Experience writing documentation from scratch
  • Keen interest in technology, eager to learn new technologies and new programming languages
  • The ability to be a self-starter and to take a project and run with it
  • Very strong computer skills, both UNIX and Windows
  • Strong understanding and background in web technologies (HTML, JavaScript, REST, and so on)
  • Experience working with engineers
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Programming experience, particularly web programming

Nice to Have:

  • JavaScript experience, including Node.js
  • Database experience highly desirable
  • Search engine experience
  • Familiarity with JSON
  • Python experience
  • Java experience
  • XQuery, XPath, and/or XSLT experience
  • XML knowledge and experience
  • Experience with FrameMaker and/or other popular technical writing tools

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