Senior Technical Writer, DNS/DHCP/ENUM
August 25, 2006 1:18 PM

Nominum, a global provider of ENUM-based IP-Application Routing Directory, DNS, and DHCP solutions, is seeking a technical writer for an immediate full-time staff position in Redwood City, California.

The position is as a member of Nominum's technical documentation team and will share responsibility for documenting Nominum's software products.

Successful candidates will relish working in an extremely dynamic environment with competing priorities, and one in which the writer operates with a high degree of autonomy. Applicants with knowledge of Internet architecture, especially DNS, DHCP, and ENUM, are strongly preferred.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Experience documenting Internet software.
  • Expertise with Adobe FrameMaker 7.
  • Comfort in producing both PDF and HTML products.
  • The ability to work comfortably with minimum guidance in both Windows and UNIX environments doing a variety of online tasks, some of which may be new.
  • Team worker who enjoys working collaboratively, is comfortable asking questions, and can interact cooperatively with a variety of people.
Desirable Qualifications:
  • Skill with graphics design programs (preferably Paint Shop Pro), and a proven ability to create high-quality diagrams and graphic representations of abstract concepts.
  • A working familiarity with the practical details of DNS and DHCP.
  • Experience documenting and using Java, perl and Python.
  • Real-world current knowledge of XML.
  • Experience generating online help using Quadralay WebWorks.
  • Experience with version control applications, particularly CVS or Subversion.
Be prepared to provide access (online access preferred) to a portfolio of recent work.

scrump's crib notes:
  • This isn't an entry-level position. You should have a minimum of 3-5 years of TW experience: if you don't, you'll need to be a blow-the-doors-off candidate.
  • Did I mention this isn't entry-level? We need someone who's been doing this for a while.
  • We're interested in unorthodox candidates, because in our experience old-school Writers (a la IBM, HP, etc), with the Documentation Plans and the outlines and the being used to deadlines that don't change weekly...they don't do well here. Unusual people who can handle a very fast, results-driven environment tend to do well.
  • I will read your posting history on MeFi if you contact me, and it will, for better or worse, form part of my impression of you as a candidate. Keep that in mind when applying.

payscale: DOE
job type: full-time
posted by scrump to Writing/Editing

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