Senior Technical Writer – San Francisco

Organization: Dolby Labs
Contact Name: Chris Sherwood
Address: 1275 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone Number: 415-645-5018
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Title: Senior Technical Writer
Job Duration: Permanent


As a Senior Technical Writer based in our San Francisco headquarters, you contribute directly to the development of individual Dolby technology products, as well as serve as a member of the Tech Comms team that works across all Dolby business lines. You engage daily with developers, QA, product managers, support engineers, program managers, and other technical writers to deliver instruction on developing products that are changing the way people see and hear content of all types, on nearly every device type available in the world.

You may be just the right fit for this, if you can:

  • Work independently on multiple and/or larger, more complex projects
  • Engage with dynamic development teams delivering cutting-edge technology
  • Develop and coordinate approval of task-based information that is structured to maximize reusability
  • Represent the quality standards of top-notch technical communication to your development partners
  • Contribute to the advancement of those standards across the Tech Comms team

We are looking for:

  • Understanding of software development practices
  • Ability to read source code
  • Minimum five years experience in silicon, audio/video processing/distribution, or a similar complex technology domain
  • Minimum five years English-language technical writing experience
  • Experience using minimalist writing and structured authoring principles to maximize searchability, filtering, and content reusability across delivery types, products, and versions 
  • Experience designing and writing content using XML, DITA, and content management systems
  • Skills in information architecture: XSLT, XSL-FO, OT, HTML, and CSS
  • Experience/skills/coursework in:
    • Audio/video codecs and production
    • UX design
    • Broadcast and Internet delivery technologies
    • Technical communications content development and production tools
    • Localization and internationalization of technical communications and software/hardware UIs
  • Bachelor’s degree
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