Hot Job Alert: Programmer/Writer opening on Visual Basic Team


Posted By: Jonetta Taylor, Documentation Manager

The Visual Basic User Education team has an interesting opportunity that I wanted to share with you all.  We’re looking for a Visual Basic .Net application programmer who also has a flair for writing.  If you are sympathetic to the learning curve that VB programmers have and the VB style of development, this may be the job for you.  


If you’d like to submit your resume, you can apply for this job via the Microsoft Careers site.  The recruiter will contact you for a writing sample if your resume meets the profile. 

Job Title: Programming Writer
Job Category: User Assistance & Education
Product: Visual Basic
Job Code: 112589
Location: WA – Redmond
Travel Required: 0%
Developer Tools User Education is looking for an experienced, creative writer with strong programming skills for the Visual Basic team. In this role, you’ll document the Visual Basic application building process, including deployment and project design. The Visual Basic audience demands that the documentation transform complexity into can-do success. You can help if you’re comfortable writing programming tasks, scenario-based help, conceptual overviews of leading-edge technologies, and code examples for developers of varying sophistication. A thorough, technical understanding of the Visual Basic language is required. If you have strong skills in another programming language too, that would be an asset. Knowledge of object-oriented programming, Automation, and COM is required. In addition, you must be a self-starter with problem-solving and ship-it skills, who can come up with a documentation plan, create a schedule, and foster working relationships with the all functional teams of the product. A successful candidate must be able to define content for both conceptual and reference material using documentation guidelines and to work from specifications, source code, header files, and other sources. Additional qualifications include a minimum of 3 years technical writing experience, and the ability to collaborate with program management, development, quality assurance, and editorial staff on issues affecting documentation content and quality. A degree in Technical Communications or Computer Science, or equivalent expertise is preferred.


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