The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Technical Content Developer in Rockville, Maryland
Roles and Responsibilities
Backs up Information Architect on content management system operations, including DTD maintenance, publishing troubleshooting, and day-to-day tasks
Leads development, customization and maintenance of DITA XML authoring and publishing technologies for USP electronic and print products
Creates and modifies XML transformation applications for print and online products
Creates test data and test builds for software as required; versions test and production software in USP-approved repositories using Git and CVS
Creates release notes in accordance with IT practice; writes and revises instruction documents
Analyzes, troubleshoots, and debugs files
Utilizes Jira or other issue-tracking application tickets; provides periodic activity reports on Jira tickets
Performs data mining searches
Provides technical backup for Publishing Support Specialists
Provides in-depth training for staff on use of developed applications and processes
Keeps current with the latest technologies, takes lead in testing/piloting and implementing new/enhanced software
Actively seeks out ways to streamline publishing processes either independently or as a participant in planning sessions and/or sub-teams
- Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Management, Communications or related field. Four years of equivalent experience or equivalent degree(s) in these fields will be considered in lieu of a Bachelors.
Five years of experience with XML/XSLT/HTML/CSS
Publishing or technical communications experience preferred
DITA/DTD/Schema editing and maintenance experience
Basic knowledge of MS Office Suite, including Word, Project, PowerPoint and Excel
XML authoring tool customization knowledge strongly preferred
Proactive, results-oriented focus towards work and product deliverables
Ability to train and mentor others to a high level of performance
Ability to provide clear, concise feedback on an ad hoc and a routine basis
Ability to thrive in a high-performance culture with a strong customer service orientation
Ability to work comfortably in a deadline-driven environment with multiple priorities; proven ability to prioritize effectively; well-developed time management skills
Ability to understand when and how to escalate issues
Sound analytical and problem-solving skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong meeting facilitation and presentation skills
USP offers an impressive benefits package, including:
Generous paid time off – 15 paid holidays, 10 sick days and 15 vacation days per year to start
An annual 401(k) contribution, beginning after 1 year of service, of 10% of pay (base and bonus) every pay period that vests immediately
Comprehensive individual and family healthcare plans with affordable premiums and low annual deductibles.
The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) USP is an independent scientific organization that collaborates with the world's top experts in health and science to develop quality standards for medicines, dietary supplements, and food ingredients. USP brings together more than 1,100 talented professionals across five global locations to deliver its mission to strengthen the supply of safe quality medicines and supplements worldwide.
USP is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer (EEOE) and affirmative action employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class. We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities.
USP does not accept unsolicited resumes from 3rd party recruitment agencies and is not responsible for fees from recruiters or other agencies except under specific written agreement with USP.
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Job Category Publications
Job Type Full-Time