Contract Technical Writer
Content Rules - United States

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Our innovative big-data analytics platform client needs a contract Technical Writer to collaborate with their engineering and technical marketing team in the creation of four (4) tutorials about Hadoop.

You’d work entirely offsite, on a very flexible schedule, to supplement the efforts of the client’s own technical marketing manager and Hadoop software engineer (and possibly also a contract Hadoop Engineer we’d supply), defining the tutorials’ goals, use cases, and selected details that demonstrate the functionality of Hive, Pig, Mahout, and HBase, among others.

The tutorials are intended to be customer-run demos, to give prospective users ideas about what’s possible using Hadoop and encourage them to learn more. These tutorials will sync with an existing canned demo of the platform, highlighting selected functionality. The deadline for the first two tutorials is mid-March, and the second two are due at the end of March.

The ideal candidate for this role is a Java- and database-literate Technical Writer who can install their Hadoop “sandbox” locally. In fact, you’ll need to do that before we can agree to introduce you. Just as important, you’ll need a strong background writing for developers about complex software such as virtual machines, data analytics tools, and distributed networked file systems.

This will be part-time, offsite work lasting approximately five weeks. You’d be paid on a 1099 basis, unless you prefer W2.

Required :
  • Strong understanding of relational databases
  • Conceptual understanding of big data technology – including Hadoop, MapReduce, Hive, Pig, Mahout, HBase, and related components
  • Showable, high-quality writing samples created for software engineers
  • Reachable references
Desired :
  • Hands-on experience implementing one or more Hadoop distributions
  • Ability to help formulate use cases
To apply :
Please visit , citing “CHT-336″ in the Job Code field.

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