Technical Writer
Mirantis Inc. - Mountain View, CA

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Create documentation for technical users who install, configure, and manage complex software in OpenStack-based cloud deployments. Documentation consists of installation and management guides, release notes, technical papers, and knowledge-base articles. Technical Writer need to edit existing product documentation and create additional documentation for open- and close-source projects. Must be able to understand complex technical issues, as well as translate them into easily understandable prose.

Collaborate with software developers, product managers, writers, information architects, quality assurance engineers, and technical support engineers to develop documentation

Collaborate with other members of the OpenStack documentation community ( https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Documentation ) to improve community documentation including Administrator Guides and API documentation (see: http://docs.openstack.org/ ).

Work individually and on a team, read design documents and specifications, and use pre-release software

Create documentation designs, plans, and schedules

Update documentation for minor software releases and create manuals from scratch for major releases

Storyboard and script videos on key product technology, concepts, and tasks

Requirements:
( BS/BA in Technical Communication, English, Computer Science, related field, or equivalent experience, with 5+ years of experience writing software documentation for a technical audience)

Experience writing virtualization, data center, and server technology software documentation

Ability to organize information, learn complex technologies, and explain concepts and instructions clearly and concisely. Should have an understanding of virtualization and cloud management space.

Experience working in Linux, Python and Version control systems (ie, Git)

Create OpenStack community documentation using Docbook and ReStructured Text