Technical Writer / Game Development

| Marina Del Rey & Playa Vista

PlayStation isn’t just the Best Place to Play —it’s also the Best Place to Work. We’ve thrilled gamers since 1994, when we launched the original PlayStation. Today, we’re recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment. The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.

Technical Writer / Game Development

This position is for a temporary engagement through our staffing partner Yoh.

We are God of War! Join us!

How to say that – that’s what you’re all about. How would you describe that technical system or that piece of code or that engineering design or just those concepts from the meeting the other day? We’re looking for someone who can get it all down on paper (or Wiki) so that we can refer to it later. Is that you? If so, give us a shout.

AND NOW A WORD FROM MANAGEMENT…

Responsibilities

  • Write, organize, and maintain high-quality documentation and tutorials
  • Collaborate with tech and content owners; build strong relationships with end users
  • Identify needs, use cases, and metrics to focus priorities
  • Collect information from developers for use in creating clear, concise documentation for both new and existing users of the technology
  • Create a shared Terminology Guide, a document that codifies how terminology is used in the studio in the various areas of technical content
  • Help identify and develop documentation and learning resources for the team

Optional Responsibilities

  • Develop and write code samples under the guidance of programmers

Requirements

  • BA degree in English, Journalism, Technical Writing, or equivalent practical experience
  • Excellent written and verbal English language skills
  • Two plus years of experience writing software documentation. Writing samples required
  • Ability to understand, interpret, and explain complicated concepts
  • Ability to write easy-to-follow instructions
  • Experience editing existing documentation for content and currency
  • Game development knowledge or background

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Working knowledge of programming languages like C++ or C#
  • Working knowledge of Maya, Perforce, Surface, or other game development tools
  • Basic image editing and/or web development experience
  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in computer science

We value talent, self-motivation, and team spirit. In turn, we provide an environment with a large degree of freedom and autonomy.

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