Senior Writer, Office, 824373 Job
Microsoft - Redmond, WA

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Job Category: Software Engineering: Content Publishing
Location: Redmond, WA, US
Job ID: 824373-102366
Division: Microsoft Office Division

Do you enjoy the challenge of writing for a technical audience? Interested in working on one of the fastest-growing products in Microsoft's history? Would you enjoy being part of a sociable, hard-working group of content publishing professionals who are passionate about supporting and interacting with enterprise customers? If so, come and join SharePoint!
The SharePoint Content Publishing team is looking for an experienced senior technical writer to develop compelling content that helps IT professionals plan, deploy, operate, maintain, and troubleshoot SharePoint solutions. We are looking for a candidate who has experience with cloud-based solutions and enterprise systems implementations. We’re especially interested in talking with you if you’re passionate about driving and developing content that supports customers moving their solutions to the cloud and/or adding hybrid capabilities. The successful candidate will work closely with a strong team of UA professionals who are committed to providing the IT Pro audience with Web articles, technical posters, video, and other forms of content.

You will be expected to continuously reach out to customers to learn their needs and to focus content development accordingly. So, if you’ve been a primary contact for a customer during a Technology Adaption Program (TAP) or worked in a consultancy role, you likely have many of the customer skills that we’re looking for. You must excel at collaborating closely with your immediate team, CPub teams who create content for other audiences, the publishing, and product engineering teams, content stakeholders, and partners. You must be a flexible self-starter with a sharp focus on shipping high-quality customer-driven products and a desire to continually improve the content. This team is responsible for key IT content including SharePoint Social Computing, Mobile, eDiscovery, Content Management, Business Connectivity Services, and Duet Enterprise (a joint product with SAP).
This is an exciting time in our history; SharePoint Online is our new cloud-based offering, and more exciting developments await!

This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. The actual duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may vary based on assignment.

The successful candidate will have:
- Five years of writing experience for an IT Pro audience
- BA degree (or equivalent) in a communications-related or information technology field
- Three years of experience working with IT professionals in a consulting or user education capacity
- Strong technical writing capabilities
- Experience writing for IT professionals for a Server product
- A strong aptitude to quickly learn complex technical concepts
- Experience writing planning, deployment, and operations content
- The ability to integrate information about a technology, and determine how to guide users to plan for and implement the technology
- Excellent collaboration and self-starter skills
- The ability to independently build and manage relationships with customers and partner
- The ability to deal with ambiguity and to research and resolve issues in a complex environment
- The ability to identify common customer scenarios and to write content that supports the scenarios.
- The ability to set up test servers and work through complex IT scenarios

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