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Technical Writer - writing / editing / translation - job employment

City: San francisco bay area
Date: 16 May 2018
Category: Writing / Editing

Working under the direction of the Principal Engineer, the technical writer will collaborate with SunSpec employees, members, and business partners to develop user guides, reference materials, and web site content related to SunSpec-authored specifications, reference software products, and industry best practices. SunSpec is a world leader in the Distributed Energy Resource industry, possessing an acknowledged source of expertise in information standardization, data communication, and cyber security. This is a contract position and all work is to be done remotely.

Candidates for this position must have:
• The ability to write and edit complex technical documentation, including materials related to software programming and testing.
• The ability to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders and subject matter experts to gather source materials and solicit feedback.
• A college degree and a minimum of five years experience as a technical communicator with experience in distributed computing, software, information management, cyber security and/or data communication.
• Demonstrated mastery of Microsoft Word, HTML, and Adobe Creative Suite.
• An eye for design and the ability to communicate visually.
• The ability to read and understand the programming languages such as Python.
• A strong interest in distributed- and solar energy.
• The ability to manage multiple complex tasks while operating under firm deadlines.
• A sense of humor and a positive attitude.

Work Products:
• Document template for SunSpec specifications.
• SunSpec specifications for inverters and energy storage technologies.
• Information architecture guide for a cyber security project.
• A user guide for a Distributed Energy Resource (DER) testing system.
• A user guide for a data exchange system to support solar finance.
• Materials for the SunSpec website.
• Monthly research reports on key topics related to DER communication network technologies.
• Other products as needed.

The Work Environment:
• West San Jose location near Saratoga & 280
• Small, casual, friendly, high tech, results driven
• On-site gym
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