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Technical Writer at Motorola

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full Time
Location: Columbia, South Carolina

Job Description:

Job Description

The Challenge: If you love technical writing, have strong interpersonal skills and thrive in a fast-paced environment, then Avtec Wants YOU! The right person for this job must be able to understand complex topics, enjoy working under intense collaboration and thrive in an Agile environment. You must be comfortable interlocking with Subject matter Experts (SMEs) to gather the information needed to create documents in an iterative fashion. You should also take the initiative to work independently in a lab setting to verify that you understand the subject matter at hand. You should also take a proactive approach to make sure your customers, both internal and external, use your deliverables and be open to make any improvements necessary.

The Vision: Our product set is extremely complex, and the communication landscape is changing rapidly to support current and new software platforms. With that said, this individual should be skilled in understanding content authoring tools and processes that are required to create single source documents in an agile environment. Additionally, this individual should be skilled in understanding how these systems are changing to support SaaS and API documents and be able to lead us in how to transition into this space.

Success Factors: A successful candidate will consistently interlock with his or her team to gather the information required to gain the technical knowledge required the create and/or update technical documentation, publications and procedures per release schedule. The writer will have to research, outline and prepare intricate written text that is technically and grammatically accurate and conforms to Avtec s single-source writing style on time using our existing tool set. The writer will collaborate with the technical communications team, understand our processes, and identify inefficiencies to increase productivity. The writer will also contribute to Avtec s documentation standards and analyze our documentation tools and procedures to drive the vision of the department to support the organization s goals. Additional duties as assigned by manager will occur as needed.

Wrap-Up: The successful candidate will be goal-oriented, passionate, and committed to contributing to the team. This position requires a self-motivated, collaborative, technically competent employee displaying initiative with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. The candidate must have the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, work well in groups and independently, be well-organized and understand our single source authoring tool. The writer will also be required to stay abreast of the technical communications industry and tools to support Avtec s organizational goals. A can-do attitude with a strong desire to learn, grow, and improve a must.

Basic Requirements
Minimum of a Bachelors degree

Department Description

The Company: Avtec, a company that designs, manufactures, and sells mission-critical radio consoles for command centers, has opportunities for energetic and motivated individuals to join our staff. Our customers include major airlines, railways, utilities, and public safety organizations across North America. This is an opportunity to be part of a small, focused organization with international reach, with a product that lies at the heart of 911 call centers, railway classification yards, and airline dispatch centers. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, we pay for performance, and offer competitive benefits and relocation assistance! If you want to work with top notch people, all rowing in the same direction, join us and start feeling great about what you do!

Company Overview
At Motorola Solutions, we create technologies our customers refer to as their lifeline. Our technology platforms in communications, software, video and services help our customers work safely and more efficiently. Whether it's helping firefighters see through smoke, enabling police officers to see around street corners, or reliably keeping the lights on in homes and businesses around the world, our work supports those who put their lives on the line to keep us safe. Bring your passion, potential and talents to Motorola Solutions, and help us usher in a new era in public safety and security.