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Technical Writer (Contract)

| Greater Denver Area

Wowza Media Systems, the global leader in live video streaming technology, is looking for a Technical Writer contractor for a 4 month assignment in a fast-growing SaaS and software company that is at the center of video streaming industry. We have been in business since 2005, won numerous industry awards, and have products deployed in more than 170 countries.

What you would be doing

We are looking for a Technical Writer to produce documentation for streaming professionals who are new to Wowza products and/or streaming media as well as experienced Wowza Streaming Engine users. You'll create and update a variety of learning content including user guides, technical articles, deployment guides, UI text, and API documentation for our core product, Wowza Streaming Engine. You’ll work closely with engineering, product lifecycle, and support teams to create and maintain a robust library of content that enables our customers to use our software effectively and efficiently.

You’ll report to the Documentation Manager as a member of the Technical Documentation team. You’ll work closely with cross-functional and geographically-dispersed professionals who are focused on creating, improving, and driving the adoption of Wowza Streaming Engine and other Wowza technologies. In this role, you’ll be a member of an agile development team working in a fast-paced environment with multiple assignments of varying complexity. Your contributions will play a vital role in helping customers successfully implement their streaming goals.

This is a four-month contract position that starts in June 2019.

Experience we’d like you to have

• 2+ years producing technical documentation for commercially released software products.

• Familiarity with Wowza products and services and/or HTTP-based adaptive-bitrate streaming.

• Familiarity with Java, Java-based applications, and documenting installable software releases.

• Working with content-management or knowledgebase-authoring systems and source code repositories.

• Using technical writing style guidelines and SEO best practices to help raise content usability, discoverability, and quality. Familiarity with the Microsoft Manual of Style and Chicago Manual of Style
a plus.

• Working in iterative software development cycles that use agile methodologies and processes.

• Strong cross-group collaboration skills, with the ability gather and incorporate business and technical requirements and feedback from multiple stakeholders into documentation.

• Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

• Self-starter and able to work with minimal supervision.

• Ability to work remotely and/or work with remote team members.

• Bachelor’s degree in Technical Communication, Computer Science, or related field, or equivalent experience.

 

The ideal candidate will work in our Golden, CO, office but we will also consider applications from candidates who can fill the position remotely.

Please submit up to three recent writing samples with your application.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks

Location

We are located off the Genesee Park exit of I70, where the deer, elk and the buffalo herd roam.

An Insider's view of Wowza Media Systems

What's something quirky about your company?

We use the Slack app to communicate within the office as well as with the live-streaming community in general. One of our favorite pastimes is creating custom emojis to make each other laugh, and for some good-natured teasing. The dolphin emoji, the unicorn vomiting rainbows, and infinite variations of the party parrot are a few favorites.

Holly Regan

Content Marketing Specialist/Editor-in-Chief

How does the company support your career growth?

What makes someone successful on my team, is having an entrepreneurial attitude, and not waiting to be told what to do. At Wowza, we hire talented people and expect them to tell us what we should do instead. I want people who challenge status quo, speak up against the crowd, and stand strong in their convictions.

Melissa LaMonica

Chief of Staff/SVP People & Culture

What are Wowza Media Systems Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Employees get free lunch on Friday and tons of snack and drinks.
Happy Hours
Parking
Free parking!
Pet Friendly
Wowza's pet policy is dog friendly daily.
Fitness Subsidies
Take advantage of the discounted gym rate at Genesee Mountain Fitness
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
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