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ViaSat

Technical Writer

ViaSat

  • Kildare / Wicklow / Dublin
  • Not disclosed
  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 12/10/2017
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Description

You will be responsible for creating user guides, API guides and software deployment / support documentation. Your documentation will be integrated into each of the products build lifecycle to build up-to-date outputs for every release

 

WHO WE ARE:
 
ViaSat is in the business of connecting the world. As a global broadband services and technology company, we connect international communities to the internet by offering residential internet service; enabling passengers and operations crews to stream high-bandwidth media, applications and content when traveling globally on commercial, business or government aircraft and maritime vessels. We deliver and protect information – when and where it is needed most – with our trusted communications ground systems, infrastructure, and services.
 
ViaSat Ireland is one of the country’s most innovative, interesting and exciting technology companies. Based in Dublin city centre's Silicon Docks, beside Trinity College, Merrion Square, Government Buildings and quality transport hubs, we build scalable mobile apps and enterprise software for airlines. ViaSat Ireland is part of a fast-growing, global brand, which designs and launches satellites, delivering quality connectivity to people in the most challenging places - including at 30,000 feet!
 

We're growing exponentially, creating an immediate requirement for the best people, and significant opportunities for career growth. We work hard to exceed our clients' expectations, but we also like to have fun and make every team member feel valued. We offer an amazing benefits package, flexible start and finish times, an inclusive company culture, the opportunity for worldwide travel and a proactive corporate social responsibility policy that embraces diversity and personal growth. Sound like a good fit for you? We always love to hear from talented, enthusiastic people, so please click on the button for any of our openings and tell us why you rock. Thanks for considering ViaSat Ireland as your career choice.

WHAT WE NEED:

You will be working on a cross-functional feature team using agile methodologies to deliver new requirements and improvements to one or more of our products. They range from a wireless inflight entertainment system, a state of the art electronic flight bag, a digital document library and authoring system, an enterprise synchronization platform and real-time flight tracking software.
Our server software is built on the JVM and exposes rich RESTful APIs that are consumed by our mobile clients, our single page web apps and airlines. You will be responsible for creating user guides, API guides and software deployment / support documentation. Your documentation will be integrated into each of the products build lifecycle to build up-to-date outputs for every release. You will also be providing key product input on our cloud-based digital library and XML authoring product.
WHAT YOU NEED:
 
  • A degree in English, Communication, Engineering or related field or equivalent practical hands-on experience
  • 5 years’ professional experience in a related job using an Agile software lifecycle producing end user guides and internal engineering documentation
  • Experience producing structured documentation in SGML or XML formats
  • Experience creating flow charts, sequence diagrams and graphics as supporting documentation
  • Experience using JIRA and Confluence
  • Comfortable in a *NIX Shell
  • Familiarity with using or documenting modern RESTful APIs.
  • Familiarity with build technologies e.g. Ant, Gradle, Maven
  • Familiarity with git

 

 
WHAT WE OFFER:
 
  • A competitive compensation package which includes healthcare, vision, dental, life insurance, disability insurance, pension contribution, fitness reimbursement and much more.
  • A dynamic work environment with smart colleagues 
  • A high degree of autonomy, flexibility and trust

 

 

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