Amick Brown is seeking an experiencedTechnical Writer 4 for our direct client. Location:Sunnyvale, CA Duration: 12 Months
The Technical Writer ensures that development and delivery of technical documentation is consistent and compliant with support needs and company guidelines.
The Technical Writer produces accurate, clearly presented, consistent customer product documentation on time for product shipment, and requires no instruction on day-to-day work, general instruction in new assignments.
Roles & Responsibilities
Plan, write, and edit instructions for use (IFU) for medical device systems and instruments, including large system manuals, instrument manuals, and ship-with literature using Adobe FrameMaker, Adobe InDesign, or extensible markup language (XML)
Collaborate with department team members and with cross-functional team Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to research and develop content for instructions for use and validate content
Own document creation from inception to completion
Work to ensure compliance with FDA and regulatory guidelines
Work with interaction designers and technical illustrators to develop documentation images, including raster and vector images
Conduct validation and verification of technical documentation
Complete documentation control steps to release final documentation. This includes Change Orders in the documentation control system.
May participate in product development core teams as representative for technical publications
Use skills as an experienced technical communication professional with understanding of industry best practices and company objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways
Serve as lead writer on projects and mentor other writers
Determine best means to solve technical problems. Evaluate, recommend, or develop process and productivity aids.
Keep abreast of the basic requirements for compliance in own area of work and complies with those requirements. Participate as required in training on regulatory issues affecting own area of work and share learned expertise with others. Bring regulatory compliance questions/issues to the attention of management.
Adhere to policies, procedures, and quality documents. Collaborate with project team members to share knowledge and best practices.
8+ years technical writing experience in a hardware, software, biotechnology, or medical environment, including documentation for a highly technical audience.
Bachelor’s degree in communications, professional writing, English, biological/medical/engineering sciences, or equivalent preferred
Strong writing and grammar skills in areas of content development and writing style. Analytical ability to swiftly grasp and effectively communicate complex scientific and engineering concepts.
Strong organizational skills and ability to manage deliverables for multiple projects under tight deadlines, set priorities, and manage time effectively.
Understanding of mechanical concepts and complex mechanical devices required.
Expert knowledge of current versions of standard authoring tools, including Adobe FrameMaker or Adobe InDesign and Adobe Acrobat experience required
XML, Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA), and content management experience preferred
Working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, or equivalent desirable
Previous experience with medical devices and a regulated environment preferred
Understanding of localization process preferred
Amick Brown is an Information Technology consulting company specializing in ERP, Data Analytics, Information Security, Application Development, Networking, and Cloud Computing. The company was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in San Ramon, California. Regular full-time employees are eligible for the following Amick Brown provided benefits: