Technical Writer

In support of our client, a leading provider of network software and hardware-based solutions, we are seeking Technical Writers in Huntsville, AL. This is a remote, open-ended contract opportunity with a minimum of 3 months.

 

SUMMARY

The Technical Writer is a skilled professional level position where the work is primarily focused on the development of technical publications for the client’s products from inception to release, while adhering to established departmental and company standards, including pre-established guidelines, writing style, content organization, file maintenance, tracking processes, and all release processes.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES  

  • Develop content requirements by working with other company personnel, such as Engineers, Product Managers, Project Managers, and Salespersons, outside the company with customer technical personnel.
  • Adhere to established departmental and company standards, including pre-established guidelines, writing style, content organization, file maintenance, tracking processes, and all release processes.
  • Gather applicable information on product and product development cycle during independent, self-directed investigation and discovery.
  • Use internal corporate systems databases, inventory management tools, and archival storage systems for research and development.
  • Interpret engineering drawings and develop graphical requirements working with a Technical Illustrator.
  • Write to both software and hardware products.
  • Develop new and revised technical publications through all stages, from inception to release, while following established departmental and company standards, including writing style, content organization, file maintenance, tracking processes, and release processes.
  • Provide intra-departmental technical and project development support by disseminating information.
  • Drive SME reviews of technical publications.
  • Other projects and assignments may result and be assigned to accommodate the changing needs of the department and the Company.

 

REQUIREMENTS

There are three levels of Technical Writers needed:

Level 2:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.A. or B.S.) in Technical Writing, Technical Communications, English, Journalism, Communications, Information Architecture, Computer Science, or Engineering required
  • 2 – 5 years of prior experience with an emphasis on technical writing for hardware and software products.
  • A minimum of 3 year of previous experience with the following: Adobe- FrameMaker, Acrobat, and Illustrator; Microsoft Windows and Windows-based products.
  • No travel is expected for this position.

 

Level 3:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.A. or B.S.) in Technical Writing, Technical Communications, English, Journalism, Communications, Information Architecture, Computer Science, or Engineering required
  • 5 – 8 years of prior experience with an emphasis on technical writing for hardware and software products.
  • A minimum of 5 year of previous experience with the following: Adobe- FrameMaker, Acrobat, and Illustrator; Microsoft Windows and Windows-based products.
  • No travel is expected for this position.

 

Level 4:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.A. or B.S.) in Technical Writing, Technical Communications, English, Journalism, Communications, Information Architecture, Computer Science, or Engineering required
  • 8 – 12 years of prior experience with an emphasis on technical writing for hardware and software products.
  • A minimum of 8 year of previous experience with the following: Adobe- FrameMaker, Acrobat, and Illustrator; Microsoft Windows and Windows-based products.
  • No travel is expected for this position.

 

All Levels:

  • Familiarity with telecommunications concepts, practices, and procedures a plus.
  • Knowledge of Internet technology a plus.

 

ResourceTek offers an excellent compensation and benefits package. Equal Opportunity Employer.