Job Description :
Position : Technical Writer
Location : McLean, VA & Richmond, VA
Duration : 7 months Contract

Job Description:
Client is seeking technical writers to help document the business-critical APIs and other developer tools available on our world-class internal and external portals. Your documentation will be the key to empowering internal and external developers to build great products that reach tens of millions of consumers.
Write world-class content for new and existing APIs (both external and internal) and internal developer tools, and contribute to designing the best delivery mechanism for that content
Contribute usability and information architecture expertise to our internal platform and internal tools as they are being designed and developed
Take the initiative to find the information and subject matter experts (SMEs) you need to get the job done
Regularly communicate status to your stakeholders
Serve as a coach and advisor to internal teams providing their own API (or other) documentation
Above all, you’ll be a passionate user advocate who tirelessly champions the requirement that we be of service to our users, both internal and external.
Help us grow our team into the one-stop shop for all of Client’s technical documentation needs!
The right candidates will have a love of technology and a genuine ability to use language as a tool.
They’ll also be strong grammarians who understand how sentence structure and word choice can clarify or obscure meaning. Juggling multiple projects and driving their successful and timely completion is their forte.
They welcome technical challenges, and are fanatically focused on great user experience.
Preferred candidates will have experience in a software development environment and a deep familiarity with the SDLC, a passing acquaintance with one or more programming languages (Java, Python, Ruby, Angular … take your pick), a comfortable working knowledge of command-line interfaces and general file management, configuration, and source control practices, some experience working in an Agile environment, and some knowledge of APIs.
Ideal candidates will have all of the above PLUS some experience documenting REST APIs and/or other developer-facing tools.
Your job will be to create easy-to-understand documentation, tutorials, and other critical technical material for the consumption of our internal development teams and, where appropriate, our external partner.
You will work across teams to gather information on business intent and technical implementation, and use it to create a comprehensive document that makes an API or tool easy for a developer to use.

Minimum qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree and 3-5+ years’ experience writing documentation for a very technical audience
Excellent writing skills: a true facility with the language, a good sense of how to break complex topics into easier-to-understand elements, and a strong ability to teach using the written word. Ability to write tight, easy-to-read guidance that adds nothing extra and leaves nothing out, and reads like a conversation.
Strong communication and collaboration skills; ability to achieve consensus, resolve inconsistencies, and keep things moving.
Ability to work accurately and completely in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines and changeable priorities
some travel required, but specifics will mostly be flexible