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Robert Half International Technical Writer- Engineering in COLUMBIA, Maryland

Description

Robert Half is looking for a Technical Writer to join a corporate Engineering team in Columbia, MD.

SUMMARY:

The Technical Writer will be responsible for creating various types of documents that outline step by step processes, procedures, manuals etc. for the Engineering team.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Gather information to develop, organize, and write procedure manuals, technical specifications, and process documentation.

  • Obtain a deep understanding of products and services to translate complex product information into simple, polished, and engaging content.

  • Write user-friendly content that meets the needs of the target audience, turning insights into language that sets our users up for success.

  • Develop and maintain detailed databases of appropriate reference materials, including research, usability tests, and design specifications.

  • Evaluate current content and develop innovative approaches for improvement.

  • Research, develop, write, edit, and maintain new and existing content, architecture templates, and alternative media forms ensuring to uphold organizational and legal standards while maximizing usability with a consistent and cohesive voice across all documentation.

  • Work closely with internal departments to understand project requirements and identify all documentation repositories while determining the best solution for data compilation and centralized storage.

    Requirements

  • 5+ years experience as a Technical Writer; Experience writing about emerging and advanced technology highly desired.

  • Associates/Bachelors degree required or equivalent level of experience.

  • Certification through the Society for Technical Communicators preferred.

  • Experience supporting proposals and presentations for public sector (local, state, and federal government).

  • Firm understanding of the systems development life cycle (SDLC).

  • Very strong writing, editing and technical skills; highly proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Adobe Acrobat etc.; Experience with desktop publishing tools (Adobe Creative) is an added plus. Experience using XML tools to create documentation.

  • Strong business acumen and sense of professionalism with confidence interacting with individuals at all levels of an organization.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to successfully build and maintain long lasting relationships.

  • Strong time management skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritize competing tasks in a fast paced, demanding environment.

  • Strategic with the ability to bring new ideas to the table to create efficiencies and drive results.

  • Critical thinker with an analytical mindset and the ability to effectively problem-solve.

  • Not easily overwhelmed with the ability to operate with a sense of urgency to meet tight deadlines.

  • Resourceful, proactive, and self-motivated with a team player mentality and positive attitude.

  • Strong attention to detail, level of accuracy, and organizational skills.

Sell on Company/Benefits: Company has doubled in size over the last year and is only continuing to grow. Offers competitive benefits: healthcare (medical/dental/vision), ST & LT disability, life insurance, 401k w/ match, equity, 10 days PTO to start and increases year over year, 8 holidays + 2 floating holidays and much more. Hours are 8AM-5PM with some flexibility and is required to sit 100% on site.

Qualified candidates should directly apply and connect with Brittany Clark on LinkedIn. Direct messages can be sent via LI messenger or to the email found on Brittany Clark's LinkedIn page. Be sure to include an updated resume and salary requirements.

Robert Half Finance & Accounting matches skilled professionals with remote or on-site jobs in accounting, bookkeeping, finance, audit, taxation and more on a full-time basis. Our experienced staffing professionals can promote you to employers and advocate on your behalf. We provide access to top jobs, competitive compensation and benefits, and free online training. For more opportunities, get the Robert Half app and receive instant notifications when our AI matches your skills and experience with jobs.

When you work with us, you’re working with the best. Robert Half has been recognized as one of FORTUNE’s “Most Admired Companies” every year since 1998 and was No. 1 on Forbes’ annual ranking of America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms.

Questions? Call your local office at 1.888.490.5461. All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

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