SAS

Technical Writer

US-NC-Cary
Requisition ID
20020182
Category
Publications
Visa Sponsorship
No
Travel Requirements
None

Overview

Germany SAS

 

SAS believes in the whole employee experience. Meaningful work. Empowerment to make a difference that changes people’s lives. Dynamic work environments that foster innovation. And an award-winning culture that makes it all possible. We believe great ideas can come from anywhere. Whether you're a university recruit, or an experienced professional ready for the next big challenge, SAS brings perks, passion, and the potential to grow. No limits.

 

 

 

 

 

Creates documentation for software products or in support of software product implementations. Develops illustrations and examples (from simple programming techniques through complex business applications). Designs documents and document collections for target audience. Demonstrates domain knowledge of assigned product/market areas. May lead writing project teams.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Writes clear, accurate and concise documentation, following all writing guidelines consistently and effectively. Documentation includes usage, reference, and administration guides, online Help, embedded user assistance, and videos. Writing guidelines include standard rules of grammar, modular writing techniques, content models, style guidelines, and editorial guidelines.
  • Documents complex technical subjects in ways that are easy to understand. Develops effective illustrations and other visual aids to clarify complex topics.
  • Organizes topic groups, chapters, and entire documents to maximize usability by target personas. May design collections of deliverables for large or complex products or solutions. A collection of deliverables can include help, getting started information, administrative and deployment information, best practices information, etc.
  • Possesses expertise in one or more specific fields or technical or business domains.
  • Works effectively with product development teams (including software developers, marketing strategists, and technical support analysts) or professional services implementation teams (including project managers, solution architects, and technical consultants) to gather needed inputs, communicate status to all stakeholders and manager, and produce deliverables that meet targets for quality and timeliness.
  • If serving as a project leader, allocates work appropriately to project team, taking into account each team member’s job level, skills, and other assignments, working in conjunction with appropriate managers.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Designs and organizes a collection of documents (help, usage guide, administrator guide, etc.) to support a product or solution.
  • Develops sophisticated examples.
  • Leads large and/or complex documentation project teams.
  • Mentors other staff members in areas of expertise

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent knowledge of technical writing principles, conventions, and document processes
  • Excellent project management, research, planning, and time management skills; expertise in fields and/or business or technical domains related to assigned projects
  • Demonstrated ability to write clearly and concisely and to apply standard rules of grammar
  • Knowledge of business or industry lexicon appropriate to assignments
  • Ability to design and organize original documents and document collections
  • Ability to develop examples of high complexity that demonstrate understanding of software applications and business domains
  • Sufficient technical knowledge to perform software installs appropriate to assignments.
  • Ability to use publishing software tools effectively
  • Ability to work as a team member and team leader; ability to serve as an expert in a field or technical or business domain; ability to train staff in area of expertise
  • Good organizational and creative problem-solving skills

 

 

Additional Information:

To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status.

SAS is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

The level of this position will be determined based on the applicant's education, skills and experience.

Resumes may be considered in the order they are received.

SAS employees performing certain job functions may require access to technology or software subject to export or import regulations. To comply with these regulations, SAS may obtain nationality or citizenship information from applicants for employment. SAS collects this information solely for trade law compliance purposes and does not use it to discriminate unfairly in the hiring process.

 

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