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Technical Writer - Biotech
Ref No.: 18-43512
Location: Belmont, California
Skill Type
Skill Type:Information Technology
Job Description:
Research, plan, design, write, edit, and produce customer-facing and service documentation (instructions for use, reference guides, installation instructions, service manuals, release notes, etc.) in accordance with applicable quality procedures. Includes:
Collecting complete and accurate information by using the product directly, interviewing subject matter experts (SMEs), and/or reading engineering specifications.
Managing various documentation aspects (e.g., procedures and/or other technical content; document organization, and usability; product defects; product safety risk mitigations; etc.).
Ensuring that documentation properly conforms to all applicable standards/regulations, and generating and maintaining relevant support documentation as needed.
Manage multiple documentation projects in parallel and work with various stakeholders, including Engineering, Product Management, Product Support, Quality & Regulatory, Marketing, and Training personnel. Includes:
Participating actively on project teams (e.g., interacting with team members of other disciplines; attending product design demos, and reviewing project documentation as applicable).
Negotiating deadlines and deliverables within each project.
Creating and coordinating plans and schedules with Team Lead and other project team members.
Driving the document production, review, and approval processes.
Reporting regularly on progress and status of deliverables.

  • 7+ years technical writing experience.
  • Ability to quickly understand technically complex engineering and clinical workflow concepts.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Excellent time management and reporting skills.
  • Flexibility to cope with shifting responsibilities, schedules, and priorities in a fast paced work environment.
  • Ability to work with globally distributed network of teams.
  • Experience working in a regulated industry with defined processes (ideally, experience working in a medical device or healthcare company)
  • Experience using xml based content management system.
  • Experience working in an Agile SW development environment.
  • Experience with document and software UI localization.

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