Oracle Information Architect in Portland, Oregon
Responsible for designing, developing, and maintaining user assistance and training documentation for Oracle applications. Collaborate with multiple internal stakeholders to design our next generation of user assistance technology and implementing new embedded help delivery mechanisms that improve how technical information is delivered to our customers. Work with development teams to implement code for new user assistance mechanisms.
Create user assistance for your assigned product, which may include training courses, certification exams, documentation, tutorials, videos, embedded help in UI, sample code, eBooks, infographics following user assistance development processes, templates, and standards using various tools and systems. This will include user assistance for conceptually complex areas, documenting the most technically challenging parts of the product(s) or product area(s). Lead discussions at user assistance and feature team meetings. Participate in preparation of design documents for major changes in user assistance and be responsible for detailed review of features and assignments to team. Collaborate with internal stakeholders to develop user assistance vision documents which detail the product use cases, common tasks, and user personas. Utilize multimedia technologies and techniques in enhancing the effectiveness of user assistance. Lead and drive cross-team or cross-LOB projects and initiatives. Organize, teach, facilitate, and observe pilots taught by more junior UA developers. Create support collateral for pilots where appropriate (wiki pages for course pilots). Develop, upgrade, and maintain basic, advanced, or new/emerging courses according to standards, using the latest tools. Contribute to design, coordination, and validation of major enhancements to user assistance practices, patterns, processes, and standards.
Leading contributor individually and as a team member, providing direction and mentoring to others. Work is non-routine and very complex, involving the application of advanced technical/business skills in area of specialization. Demonstrate functional knowledge of Windows and Linux or UNIX. Demonstrate understanding of four of the following technologies: XML, XHTML, XSL, DITA, CSS, DOM, RDBMS, CGI, PHP, REST, Java servlets, or XML schemas for user assistance types, and information and learning architecture. Have co-authored and delivered presentations at industry or technology conferences on topics related to Oracle products, technologies, or user assistance. Possess a degree, certificate, or relevant industry experience. Suggested majors include English, technical writing, communications, instructional design, software engineering, or computer science. Minimum of 8 years of user assistance development or relevant experience.
Oracle is an Affirmative Action-Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veterans status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
In addition to the standard job requirements for a User Assistance Developer, candidates for this unique Information Architect position should have:
Extensive, hands-on experience with technical content authoring and publishing tools and technologies, such as Oxygen, DITA, and Markdown
A passion to use to that knowledge to help define and validate new software solutions for technical authors responsible for documentation and training for enterprise level software and hardware products
Solid communication skills to help develop and deliver guidelines for authoring and publishing technical content to a wide variety of technical content teams
Experience working closely with a team of software developers, product managers, program managers, and QA engineers that delivers software solutions in an Agile development environment
An understanding or willingness to learn and help define the taxonomy of a large and diverse technical content Web portal
A proven ability to solve problems and help develop solutions to specific information architecture challenges faced by technical content authors
Job: *Product Development
Title: Information Architect
Location: United States
Requisition ID: 20000O6I
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