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We are a business-to-business consulting firm in a specialized market (technical communications) with an extensive list of clients spanning industries. Browse our list of open positions below.

Content Strategist Intern

We are looking to add a Content Strategist Intern to our team. We are a business-to-business consulting firm in a specialized market (technical communications) with an extensive list of clients spanning industries.

The Content Strategist Intern will assist the Content Strategist and Information Architect in building content strategies, performing content analysis, and developing requirements for clients. They may also assist in developing content workflows and analytics. The job entails research and analysis, quality assurance, testing, and direct application of knowledge and skills. This role is intended to be a position that facilitates learning various aspects of the consulting business and developing towards a more senior role in the industry and within the team.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist Content Strategist, Developer, and Project Manager in tracking requirements and deliverables for content modeling, the content development process, and content development in DITA XML.
  • Assist Content Strategist, Information Architect, and Developer in converting content from various formats to DITA XML.
  • Test deliverables based on feedback from Content Strategist, Information Architect, and clients.
  • Adhere to bug reporting and tracking standards, content development and coding standards, best practices including a standardized coding and testing environment, and Agile software development methodologies/tools.
  • Update job knowledge by tracking research regarding XML, DITA, and other content-related technologies; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Assist in website maintenance, providing fresh content and an updated presence across media channels.
  • Enhance organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

Essential Qualifications:

  • A passion for problem solving, an assertively curious mind, and a helpful disposition
  • Theoretical knowledge of Technical Writing and Communications best practices
  • Practical knowledge of content tagging languages (XML, HTML, Markdown, etc.)

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with DITA XML
  • Content Modeling / Information Models
  • Knowledge of component content management systems
  • Ability to use Oxygen or similar XML authoring tool
  • Ability to speak clearly and present information succinctly
  • Ability to listen and understand information and ideas
  • Complex problem solving & critical thinking
  • Knowledge of or ability to quickly learn content development technology
  • Experience writing technical documentation or marketing content
  • Initiative & positive attitude

What we are looking for:

Type of projects:

  • Content analysis and modeling
  • Process definition
  • Tools and template configuration
  • Conversion from other source formats to DITA via Perl
  • Other projects in the future

Skills:

Essential: 

  • Theoretical knowledge of Technical Writing
  • Estimation
    • Understand requirements or ask questions to understand
    • Completion on time, even if it requires extra hours
  • XML, HTML, Markdown, SGML 

Ideal:

  • Experience with DITA XML
  • Experience writing technical documentation or marketing content

How to Apply:

Send an email with your resume attached to recruiting@ryffine.com.

Full-Stack Developer

We are looking to add a Full-Stack Developer to our team. We are a business-to-business consulting firm in a specialized market (technical communications) with an extensive list of clients spanning industries.

The Developer will be responsible for developing publishing stylesheets and converting content to XML DITA based on client business requirements. This role works with Content Strategists and Information Architects to guide clients to the most effective content delivery solutions for their businesses. The job entails some consulting and training, but primarily direct application of knowledge and skills. Furthermore, the Full-Stack Developer is expected to proactively evaluate and automate repetitive tasks internally and for customers and research, evaluate, and apply new technologies.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist Content Strategist in identifying publishing requirements for stylesheet development, including multilingual content.
  • Work with client to develop HTML, PDF, and other output formats from a single source of content.
  • Adjust deliverables based on feedback from Content Strategist, Information Architects, and clients.
  • Adhere to coding standards & best practices including a standardized coding environment, and Agile software development methodologies/tools.
  • Update job knowledge by tracking research regarding XML, DITA, and other content-related technologies; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Enhance organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated competence in front-end web frameworks (React, Angular, Node, etc.)
    • XML
    • XSLT
    • CSS
  • Demonstrated competence in scripting languages (Python, PHP, Perl, etc.)
  • A portfolio showing examples of your work

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with DTDs, XPATH,  XSLT, XSL-FO, CSS
  • Knowledge of Javascript
  • Experience with API integrations
  • DITA XML & DITA Open Toolkit
  • Data Modeling / Information Models
  • Ability to use Oxygen or similar XML authoring tool
  • Ability to speak clearly and present information succinctly
  • Ability to listen and understand information and ideas
  • Complex problem solving & critical thinking
  • Knowledge of or ability to quickly learn content development technology
  • Experience writing technical documentation or marketing content
  • Initiative & positive attitude

What we are looking for:

Type of projects:

  • DITA-OT plugins
  • Conversion from other source formats to DITA via Perl
  • Automated build pipelines
  • Other technical projects in the future

Skills:

Essential: 

  • Demonstrated competence in XSLT, XML, React, Angular, Node, CSS, Python, Perl
  • Estimation
    • Understand requirements or ask questions to understand
    • Completion on time, even if it requires extra hours

Ideal:

  • DITA-OT, XPATH, XSLT, XSL-FO, DTDs, DITA, Oxygen
  • Technical writing

How to Apply:

Send an email with your resume attached to recruiting@ryffine.com.

Developer Intern

We are looking to add a Developer Intern to our team. We are a business-to-business consulting firm in a specialized market (technical communications) with an extensive list of clients spanning industries.

The Developer Intern will be responsible for assisting in the development of publishing stylesheets based on client business requirements, usually from a structured content source. This role works with Full-Stack Developers, Content Strategists, and Information Architects to guide clients to the most effective content delivery solutions for their businesses. The job entails some coding, quality assurance, and testing, bug tracking, and communications within the team.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist Content Strategist, Developer, and Project Manager in tracking requirements and deliverables for stylesheet development, including multilingual content.
  • Work with Developers and Content Strategists to test publishing transforms to HTML, PDF, and other output formats from a single source of content.
  • Assist Content Strategist, Information Architect, and Developer in converting content from various formats to DITA XML.
  • Test deliverables based on feedback from Content Strategist, Information Architect, and clients.
  • Adhere to bug reporting and tracking standards, coding standards, & best practices including a standardized coding and testing environment, and Agile software development methodologies/tools.
  • Perform some coding as directed by Full-Stack Developer.
  • Update job knowledge by tracking research regarding XML, DITA, and other content-related technologies; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Enhance organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Practical knowledge of front-end web frameworks (React, Angular, Node, etc.)
    • XML
    • XSLT
    • CSS
  • Practical knowledge of Scripting languages (Python, PHP, Perl, etc.)

Desired Qualifications:

  • Awareness of and exposure to  DTDs, XPATH, XSLT, XSL-FO, CSS
  • Awareness of DITA XML & DITA Open Toolkit
  • Exposure to Data Modeling / Information Models
  • Ability to use Oxygen or similar XML authoring tool
  • Ability to speak clearly and present information succinctly
  • Ability to listen and understand information and ideas
  • Complex problem solving & critical thinking
  • Knowledge of or ability to quickly learn content development technology
  • Experience writing technical documentation or marketing content
  • Initiative & positive attitude

Type of projects:

  • DITA-OT plugins
  • Conversion from other source formats to DITA via Perl
  • Automated build pipelines
  • Other technical projects in the future

Skills:

Essential: 

  • Practical knowledge of one or more of XSLT, XML, React, Angular, Node, CSS, Python, Perl

Ideal:

  • DITA-OT, XPATH, XSLT, XSL-FO, DTDs, DITA, Oxygen
  • Technical writing

How to Apply:

Send an email with your resume attached to recruiting@ryffine.com.