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Senior Technical Writer job

CA TechnologiesBroomfield, CO
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Company Description

CA Technologies, formerly known as Computer Associates International, Inc. and CA, Inc., is one of the largest independent software corporations in the world. CA for short, is an American, multinational, publicly held company headquartered in New York City. The company creates systems software (and previously applications software) that runs in mainframe, distributed computing, virtual machine and cloud computing environments.

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Job Description:

Here at the Rally product segment of CA Technologies, a Broadcom company, we are evolving how we work and how our customers use our software. In the new paradigm of Agile, teams want to know how what they are doing impacts the organization and programs want to commit to and deliver value to customers while continuously improving. We are creating software to deliver on these objectives by iterating quickly, continuously testing ideas and solutions with customers, and delivering software that customers want.

Being a part of the Rally documentation team means immersing yourself in Agile methodologies and creating documentation that ensures our customers have a great experience implementing both our product and Agile methodologies.

We focus on rapid-delivery of helpful documentation that keeps up with the continuous delivery of product features. We do this by tightly-integrating our writers with their scrum teams, and a team environment that creates a bias toward action. The documentation team operates within Agile management ceremonies such as daily standups, planning meetings, retrospective meetings and so on.

We re looking for a senior-level (minimum of 5-7 years experience) technical writer to join our team!

Required Skills and Competencies:

  • BS/BA in Technical Communications or a related field.
  • Experience in topic-based authoring and an understanding of minimalism documentation strategies.
  • Strong background in software documentation.
  • Ability to restructure an existing documentation set to improve usability.
  • Ability to perform independent research to understand the product.
  • Ability to set priorities and escalate issues appropriately.
  • Two plus years experience authoring in a DITA environment.
  • Evidence of strong interpersonal skills and positive professional energy.
  • Self-directed worker with a skill set and intensity that allows for efficient execution of the job functions with or without clearly defined specifications and with limited direction and oversight
  • Demonstrates good judgment and problem-solving skills
  • Experience working in an Agile environment

Desired Skills:

  • Experience creating video content
  • Some background or knowledge of computer-based training.
  • A passion for Agile methodologies

Why You Will Excel Here

  • You are curious and eager to try new things
  • You care about delivering value to customers
  • You have strong opinions but are willing to consider alternatives
  • You love to collaborate with and mentor awesome teammates

If you are located outside USA, please be sure to fill out a home address as this will be used for future correspondence.

TASKS

  • Organize material and complete writing assignment according to set standards regarding order, clarity, conciseness, style, and terminology.
  • Maintain records and files of work and revisions.
  • Edit, standardize, or make changes to material prepared by other writers or establishment personnel.
  • Select photographs, drawings, sketches, diagrams, and charts to illustrate material.

SKILLS

  • Reading ComprehensionUnderstanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active ListeningGiving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • WritingCommunicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • SpeakingTalking to others to convey information effectively.

KNOWLEDGE

  • Administration and ManagementKnowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • ClericalKnowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Production and ProcessingKnowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Computers and ElectronicsKnowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

CA Technologies

Type

Company - Public

Size

Large

Revenue

$2B to $5B

Location

Multiple locations

Industry

Engineering/Architecture
Computer/Internet

Founded

1976

CEO

Michael P. Gregoire

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