Technical Writer – Pleasanton

Organization: TEKsystems at Workday
Contact Name: Darren Rashkin
Address: 6130 Stone Ridge Mall Rd., Pleasanton, CA 94596
Phone Number: 925-997-5785
Email Address: drashkin@teksystems.com
Web Site: www.workday.com
Job Title: Technical Writer
Job Duration: 12 months+++

Description:

Workday is one of the best companies to work for in the Bay Area and the top company in the East Bay. This role provides six weeks of training. Over 40 people that have started in this role in a contract position convert to fulltime in the past three years. The plan is for all of these roles to be contract-to-hire. The contract portion of role also provides holiday and vacation pay. The Technical Writer:

  • Works with product development, product management, and other teams to learn the software products and develop high-quality documentation for a targeted audience.
  • Works under the supervision of senior technical writers to produce content for multiple deliverables, including online help, system messages, release notes, and administrator support guide
  • Works as an integral part of the product team and manages multiple projects simultaneously

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in technical communication, English, journalism, information design, or a related field
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, flexibility, organization, and attention to detail
  • Able to manage priorities and interact across all levels within the development organization
  • Familiarity with XML authoring tools or HTML tags
  • Familiarity with DITA or other structured writing methodology
  • Familiarity with enterprise applications and software-as-a-service (SaaS) is a plus
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