Job posting - Seattle, WA area

Subject: Job posting - Seattle, WA area
From: Sally Carter <SallyC -at- CAPTURA -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 2 Mar 1999 09:42:49 -0800

Here's a job advertisement for a position in our company. Please respond
directly to the recruiting address below.
Senior Technical Writer
Position Summary:
This position's focus is on in-house technical documentation such as
Architectural Design Documents, object model explanation, data dictionaries,
process improvement documents, and technical discovery documentation. This
position also assists in developing end-user product documentation as
needed. The writer who fills this position would have a stronger than usual
knowledge of the software development process and the technologies utilized
in our products. As part of the engineering team, this writer understands
how to make software and how to provide design documentation in support of
the development process.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Interviews product management and development personnel to define
documentation required for product releases.
Provides internal technical and architectural documentation.
Studies blueprints, sketches, drawings, parts lists, specifications, mock
ups, and product samples to integrate and delineate technology, operating
procedures, and production sequence and detail.
Coordinates testing software and documentation for usability, logic and
Organizes material and completes writing assignment according to set
standards regarding order, clarity, conciseness, style and terminology.
Reviews published materials and recommends revision or changes in scope,
format, content, and methods or reproduction and binding.
Maintains records and files of work and revisions.
Selects photographs, drawings, sketches, diagrams and charts to illustrate
Assists in the layout of material for publication.
Arranges typing, duplication and distribution of material.
At least 3 years experience as a Technical Writer documenting software,
ideally in an environment that includes SQL Server and/or Oracle, VB, C++
Java and HTML.
Successful experience creating detailed support documentation for software
Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage workflow to meet deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain an effective follow up system
to ensure timely and accurate handling of information requests.
Successful experience developing and implementing quality control reviews
that ensure content is accurate and error free.
Communication Skills:
Demonstrated ability to conduct interviews with diverse groups gathering
technical information.
Demonstrated ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex
Successful experience compiling and presenting information to a diverse
Demonstrated ability to compose persuasive documents, speeches and
presentations on complex topics to top management, product teams, and
Computer Skills:
Experience with Help authoring tools such as RoboHelp and experience
troubleshooting help on the backend.
Proven experience with authoring and graphics software such as Frame Maker,
Page Maker, Photo Shop.
Demonstrated proficiency with personal computers in a Windows environment,
including word processing and spreadsheet applications, MS Word; Excel;
Outlook and other related software programs preferred.
HTML and web production experience

Please direct résumés to:
recruiting -at- captura -dot- com
Captura Software, Inc.
1629 220th Street SE, Suite 101
Bothell, WA 98021

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