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Full-time Senior Technical Writer

at Oracle in Bangalore

We are looking for an experienced technical writer to join our team. You will produce documentation for our Oracle Cloud Application Foundation products -- key middleware technologies for Cloud environments. You will write content for our PaaS platform products, including application server, in-memory data grid, and security technologies. On our team, writers are assigned to a primary product, but assignments can shift based on release priorities.

Our documentation team members work independently, practicing self-discipline and excellent time-management skills. Our department and product teams are highly geographically distributed. A strong sense of autonomy, flexibility, and excellent communication skills are essential to successfully working in our environment.

We provide the opportunity for continuous learning and the acquiring of new skills. We work intensively in an Agile development environment with fellow writers, product managers, developers, and quality assurance and support engineers. Our writers focus not only on writing excellent content, but also on the technical aspects of publishing the documentation to our customers.

Typical Duties
Run the product software and understand how to use it
Estimate and schedule work
Track work tasks using JIRA
Work with use case teams to understand how our customers use the product
Write instructions and tutorials for sample applications
Write online help and content topics using DITA editing tools
Build the software product and validate changes
Edit Javadoc comments in Java source code
Write and/or document Java code examples
Update information across multiple release lines (maintenance)

Requirements
Candidates must meet all or most of the following requirements:
3 to 5 years technical writing experience in the IT domain
B.S. or M.S. in Technical Communication or Software Engineering
Familiarity with Java, REST, middleware, or security technologies
Experience with programming and administration tools
Proven experience (including writing samples) documenting complex technical subject matter
Excellent verbal and written communication
Impeccable grammar and succinct, clear prose
Good research/interviewing skills
Flexibility in accommodating project demands
DITA experience
Agile development experience
Experience with engineering tools such as wikis, source control systems, defect tracking systems, and XML tools.
Ability to administer your own work and test environment
Interest in learning about technology and the drive to invest effort toward such learning
Demonstrated mental agility and flexibility to rapidly and accurately analyze technical problems
Oracle provides a challenging, fast-paced work atmosphere that is supportive of your professional development. If you are looking for the opportunity to grow your technical knowledge and skills, with end-to-end ownership of your work, contact Donna Micozzi (donna.micozzi@oracle.com).

Please note: If you have applied to Oracle within the previous six months, you need not apply again.

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