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Job ID: JR0015040
Job Category: General
Primary Location: Bangalore, KA IN
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Job Type: Experienced Hire

Sr. Technical Editor

Job Description

Primary Responsibility

The editor must be a self-motivating and self-managing who can learn complex technologies quickly. The editor will work closely with technical writers to seek content improvements and contribute to improving team process and tools. You may also author source XML files, and regular deliverables include PDF installation and user guides, online Help, and release notes. The editor will also split their editing time between various McAfee products.

The editing department is responsible for quality control of the content produced by Information Development.

Quality control ensures:

  • Writing quality
  • Consistency (terminology, formatting, presentation)
  • Adherence to authoring standards (DITA)

Responsibilities include:

  • Hands-on editing (Developmental, Comprehensive, Page Turn)
  • Guidance & training for writers
  • Style development and maintenance (written and automated style guides)
  • Terminology management
  • Product name management (Acrolinx database and SharePoint)
  • Acrolinx tools management
  • Liaison to Legal and Brand Management departments

Experience & Qualifications

  • BS/MCA/BE degree/Major in English with editorial experience in Product software industry and/or equivalent experience.
  • 5-8 years’ experience as a technical editor, preferably in the product software industry.

Competencies/Skill sets required for the role: (Must have)

  • Excellent editing skills.  
  • Excellent project- and time-management skills. Ability to multitask, prioritize, and develop and maintain own schedules.
  • Ability to work either as lone editor on a product team of programmers, QA engineers, project managers or to collaborate closely with other writers as needed.
  • Familiarity writing for a network administrator audience.
  • Ability to quickly learn new technologies, processes, and concepts such as XMetal, DITA Open Toolkit, Knowledge of XML, XSLT, CSS, Content Management System
  • Working knowledge of SVN and VSS


About the role:
The Sr. Technical Editor will work as part of an international team of writers documenting McAfee's security software products for the enterprise market. The job is located in our Bangalore, India office, but you will collaborate regularly with other technical writers in the US and Europe, as well as with translators, programmers, project managers, and other specialists in North America, Europe and Asia.

Inside this Business Group

The Intel Security Group combines employees from McAfee and Intel – people with security expertise in hardware, software, and solutions into one business unit focused on building hardware, software, services and end-to-end security solutions. Intel Security Group sets the stage for new levels of collaboration and innovation and will drive leadership in the industry by providing ubiquitous security and identity protection for people and businesses worldwide.

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