Technical Writer III

Redmond, WA | Contract

Post Date: 10/04/2017 Job ID: 20546 Industry: Technical Writer

Title: Technical Writer III


Would like to have a Research Librarian with Technical Writing background.

Some of the immediate work that needs to be accomplished:

• Flowchart and directory structure for how documents are stored— and setup those structures

o This will include tools such as Dropbox, Sharepoint, Quip, Confluence, etc.

o Things like project files, BOM materials, new hire documents, etc.

• Do deep dives into tool structures to evaluate usage and map out work flows o Teamcenter/NX, Agile, Altium, etc.

• Assess various toolsets for things like bug management, program management, etc.

• Develop lightweight solutions approval chains and tracking of specific documents.


  • Write, edit, organize, and manage documentation for a complex and highly technical project.
  • Ensure all papers, contracts, project overviews, and additional planning docs are properly archived and kept up-to-date.
  • Research, organize, and maintain our document repository. Consolidate old repository structures or create a new one, evangelize the updates and intended uses, and maintain the new structure as needed.
  • Organize and catalogue relevant research papers.
  • Write, update, and maintain key project overview documents. Design directions change daily, so on a weekly basis ensure key documents are kept up-to-date.
  • Write, edit, and catalog key contractual documents such as SOW’ s or service agreements. Review documents with in-house legal to ensure they will meet our project team’ s needs.
  • Write, edit, or update papers and patents about key technology advancements under the guidance of a lead researcher.
  • Create and maintain document templates and internal writing guides and standards.
  • Attend and write meeting minutes as needed by team.
  • Research/investigate different areas of research, development, and manufacturing including and not limited to documentation, software, hardware, manufacturing, and all processes related.


  • Have experience as a technical writer
  • Must understand how to research a topic, gather and prioritize information/data, and document and/or communicate results
  • Experience with cloud file storage (Dropbox, One Drive, Google Drive, etc…)
  • Experience with online collaborations tools (Office 365, Sharepoint, Confluence, Quip, etc.)
  • Experience using multiple Operating Systems such as Windows, Linux, MacOS, iOS, Android
  • Communicate positively and effectively
  • Can multitask and switch priorities based on direction from team
  • Flexible to take on any task
  • Work effectively and independently in an ambiguous environment
  • Raise issues as they arise

  • Experience or knowledge in PLM and PDM systems such as TeamCenter + NX and Agile
  • Experience with project management tools such as MS Project, OmniPlan, or others


Education: College graduate

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