JOB, So Cal: OO tools tech writer

Subject: JOB, So Cal: OO tools tech writer
From: Maryann Short <Short_MaryAnn/corp2_eng -at- QAD -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 1997 09:00:28 -0700

My company, QAD (, needs a writer with experience in
object-oriented principles. The product information department has about
25 people.
The job description is below. Please reply to my manager, Lane Stalbird
(mailto:sls -at- qad -dot- com 805-566-5268), not me.
The Convergent Engineering that Lane mentions in the description is
David Taylor's solution to the software crisis. Go to to
find out more about him and Enterprise Engines.
The New Technology team has about 6 or 7 developers now (and one
writer). That number will increase some. They'll be developing the Java
tools to support QAD's new OO global supply chain product. QAD's current
product is MFG/PRO, manufacturing system software.
Those are the dry details. On a more human note, Lane's a terrific
person to work for, and the new technology project manager is totally
awesome, in all the good ways.

MaryAnn Short
mailto:mas -at- qad -dot- com
Job description

Job Title Tools Support Technical Writer
Department Product Information (PI)
Office Location Carpinteria, california
Reports To Lane Stalbird

Primary Job Objectives
. Design/approve the structure of Product Information for New Technology
tools and infrastructure
. Design/create the tools necessary to support the PI structure for New
Technology Tools materials
. Design/approve standards for Product Information for New Technology
Tools and Infrastructure
. Participate in New Technology Tools and Infrastructure design and
. Work with Product Librarians to ensure compatibility of product
information with standards

. BA/BS in English, Communications, Business, Computer Science or
. Proficient with the following software applications: MS Word, MS
PowerPoint, MS Excel, FrameMaker, Visio
. Knowledgeable about Object-oriented programming and technology
. Firm understanding of the role of software tools and infrastructure in
software product development
. Work independently
. Knowledge of hardware, operating systems, and database relationships
. Experience with manufacturing, Internet, and/or software writing
. Programming knowledge (e.g., C++, Visual Basic)
. Conceptual knowledge of Convergent Engineering principles and
Object-Oriented design principles
. Ability to work with software tools engineers, and to convert esoteric
terminology to understandability
. Experience with HTML and web browsers

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities
. Work with the new technology tools design groups to ensure that all
tools and infrastructure functionality is documented sufficiently for
internal use
. Design and implement the structure of the product information set for
New Technology internal tools and infrastructure
. For each level of New Technology tools and infrastructure, work with
the designers to develop structural levels of product information (e.g.,
on-line Help, Technical guides, user guides, etc) required to support
that product
. For each level of New Technology tools and infrastructure,
design/develop/approve the standards for creation of the product
. For each level of New Technology tools and infrastructure,
design/develop/approve the tools required to support the product
. Evaluate and recommend tools for PI
. Teach tools usage and skills

Personal Deliverables
. Certified in Convergent Engineering
. Work toward greater Object and Object programming knowledge
. STC membership


. Bi-annual reviews with Manager

Lane Stalbird
Product Information Manager
mailto:sls -at- qad -dot- com

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