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  • Technical Enablement Academy - Associate Technical Writer

    Job Locations US-NC-Cary
    Requisition ID
    2018-14960
    Category
    Intern/Entry-Level
    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. We build software for the world's most talented thinkers. That means we need to push boundaries daily. At SAS, you’ll be encouraged to use your imagination and constantly try new things.

     

    To prepare you for an opportunity with SAS Publications, you’ll attend a 16 week technical training program. This intense technical onboarding program prepares recent college graduates for a career as technical writers within SAS Publications.  You'll be immersed in core SAS technologies, as well as new and emerging technologies.  This is accomplished through classroom-based training, real world case studies, and subject matter mentoring.  You'll also have the opportunity to complete the program with multiple professional SAS certification credentials. During the Technical Enablement Academy, key stakeholders provide guidance, coaching and expert feedback. You will also have an opportunity to achieve six professional SAS certifications. 

     

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Develops clear, accurate and concise information assets, following all writing guidelines consistently and effectively. Information assets include usage, programming reference, administration guides, online Help, embedded user assistance, and videos. Writing guidelines include standard rules of grammar, modular writing techniques, content models, and corporate style/editorial guidelines.
    • Describes complex technical subjects in ways that are easy to understand. Develops effective illustrations and other visual aids to clarify complex topics. Develops examples that reflect real-world application of the software product.
    • Organizes and presents information to maximize usability by target personas.
    • Works effectively with product development teams (including software developers, product managers, and technical support analysts) to gather needed inputs, communicate status to all stakeholders, and produce deliverables that meet targets for quality and timeliness.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Excellent knowledge of technical writing principles, conventions, and document processes.
    • Excellent project management, research, planning, and time management skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to write clearly and concisely, and to apply standard rules of grammar.
    • Ability to design and organize content.
    • 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 productivity software tools effectively.
    • Ability to work as a team member; ability to serve as an expert in a field or technical or business domain.
    • Good organizational and creative problem-solving skills.

    Essential:

    • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Technical Writing, Economics, Business, Education, Communications, English, or similar.  
    • Excellent written and oral presentation skills, analytical, problem solving and interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate with users with various technical backgrounds. 
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

    Additional

    • Public speaking experience such as presenting papers or classroom teaching.
    • Experience with hardware environments supported by SAS software. 

    Preference

    • Project and/or internship experience demonstrating individual and team work abilities.
    • Experience programming with the SAS language.

    This position is located in our Cary, NC headquarter office.

     

     

    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 are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Read more: Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law (PDF). Also view the supplement EEO is the Law (PDF), and the notice Pay Transparency (PDF).

    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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