General Electric Technical Writer in Seattle, Washington
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As a Technical Writer in a healthcare-related software development business, you will be responsible for working independently on components of a documentation project. You will contribute to the team on varied documentation projects and call upon team members for guidance as needed. You will contribute to the team and work independently.
In this role, you will:
Efficiently document processes, installations, etc.
Be skilled in the process of breaking down software processes and effectively communicating the breakdown in writing or visual media (video).
Actively participate in daily Scrum stand-up meetings, weekly planning, and review meetings
Estimate the relative size of a task
Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Software Engineering, Quality Assurance, Design, Project Management, and Marketing to produce high-quality and accurate customer documentation
Follow the principles of Minimalist Documentation to create concise customer-facing technical content such as Online Help, User Guides, Installation Guides, Administrator Guides, Release Notes and Whitepapers for one or more software products
Independently deliver content for software releases
Develop topic-based single-source DITA XML documentation using Oxygen XML Editor and Astoria CCMS
Maintain legacy documentation as needed in FrameMaker and Madcap Flare
Participate in process of converting legacy documentation to DITA XML as applicable
Test the user interface for consistency, simplified workflow, and internationalization
Validate, test, review, and edit new and existing customer documentation for quality
Track and manage project efforts using company tools (CA Agile Central, Visual Studio)
Participate in active learning and knowledge sharing sessions with peers in the Technical Publications department Qualifications/Requirements: Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Technical Writing, English, Journalism or related field and 2 years’ technical writing experience OR Bachelor’s degree in unrelated field / high school diploma and 4 years’ technical writing experience.Eligibility Requirements:
Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job
Occasional travel (5%) may be required
Must be willing to work out of an office located in Seattle, WA Desired Characteristics: Technical Expertise:
Possesses a solid understanding of the following, demonstrated through coursework or work experience:
XML and component content management
Principles of Minimalist Documentation
Lean/Agile/XP software development processes
Software development lifecycle
Able to edit HTML and CSS.
Strong writing skills, namely a command of grammar, syntax, diction, and the conventions and best practices of writing a variety of technical documents.
Experience with developing visual media, including video.Business Acumen:
Seeks to understand the way that the product provides value to the customer and the significance of that information for documentation
Skilled in breaking down problems, documenting problem statements and estimating efforts
Has the ability to effectively collaborate with other technical writers and other individuals within the business to drive outcomes
Has the ability to learn through experiences on tasks that require novel skills and apply that learning to future tasksLeadership:
Ensures understanding of issues and presents clear rationale. Able to speak to mutual needs and win-win solutions. Uses two-way communication to influence outcomes and ongoing results
Able to identify the bigger picture and begin to contribute to development, research, and testing.
Continuously measures deliverables of self and team against scheduled commitments. Effectively balances different, competing objectives Personal Attributes:
Strong interpersonal skills
Effective problem solving abilities
Uses the principles of analytical/critical thinking regularly while performing tasks and is able to effectively make decisions about a project
Champions an innovative spirit within the business and is constantly looking for new and better ways to do things. Executes on new methods when appropriate.#DTR Locations: United States; Washington; SeattleGE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.