Sr. Technical Writer (Contractor) at Sony Interactive Entertainment PlayStation

San Diego, CA

Recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services. PlayStation has delivered innovation to the market since the launch of the original PlayStation in Japan in 1994. The PlayStation family of products and services include PlayStation®4, PlayStation®VR, PlayStation®Vita, PlayStation®3, PlayStation®Store, PlayStation®Plus, PlayStation™Video, PlayStation™Music, PlayStation™Now, PlayStation™Vue, PlayStation®Original and acclaimed PlayStation software titles from SIE Worldwide Studios. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, SIE is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation and has global functions and regional headquarters in California, London and Tokyo.

Sr. Technical Writer (6-month Contract position)
San Diego, CA

Key Responsibilities:
•Develops and deliver innovative, strategic content for both internal and external customers
•Promotes a customer-focused attitude within the team
•Engages with key stakeholders to understand their requirements
•Maintains excellent communication with customers for feedback
•Collaborates with software development managers, product managers, and quality engineers on content development and delivery
•Estimates level of effort, prioritizes, and manages work efforts
•Follows technical publications procedures and processes, updates as needed
•Flexible and able to juggle multiple projects
•Values process and consistency, while embracing new technologies and new ways of doing things
•Curious, eager to learn, and not afraid to ask questions
•Proven track record of documenting complex technology using DITA
•Experience with Agile methodologies
•A team player, you realize that great people coming together produce extraordinary results

•Oxygen and Confluence experience a plus.
•Bachelor’s degree plus a technical background and at least 8 years of experience.
•BS/BA in Technical Communication, English, Computer Science, related field, or equivalent experience
•5+ years of experience writing software documentation for a technical audience
•Knowledge of single sourcing methodology, and style guide development
•High level of creativity, dependability, and flexibility in a fast paced environment to multi-task, meet deadlines, and adapt to meet project needs
•Excellent interpersonal skills for effective communication and collaboration with different levels of the organization and work effectively with peers
•Experience with HTML, XML, XMetaL, Oxygen, Adobe Creative Suite, Acrobat Pro, Microsoft Office, Visio, SharePoint, Git/GitHub

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, legally protected physical or mental disability, covered veteran status, status in the U.S. uniformed services, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, genetic information or membership in any other legally protected category.

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