Technical Writer

  • Inductive Automation
  • Remote (United States)
  • Jan 21, 2022
Full-time Technical Writing

Job Description

Inductive Automation, the leader in cutting-edge software for the industrial sector and beyond, is looking to add talented people to our rapidly growing team!

We are a unique, innovative, and fun company with a strong mission: to empower our customers to swiftly turn great ideas into reality by removing all technological and economic obstacles. We have a huge passion for our product and our customers; no matter what role you might play in the company, you can sense that there is something special about what we do and who we are.

The Technical Writer is responsible for creating clear and concise, original technical content for our public facing documentation. The Technical Writer collaborates with other divisions during the planning, development, testing and distribution of technical content.

Responsibilities

  • Creating clear and concise original technical content; frequently taking somewhat abstract concepts and grounding them in relatable language that doesn’t lose its technical impact
  • Understanding our audience and developing content for them.
  • Communicating professionally and technically with Software Engineering and other internal subject matter experts
  • Staying current with new technologies and practices in technical communications by participating in professional societies and reviewing research on a regular basis
  • Combining internal sources with relevant external information to produce original content 
  • Improving readability by visually assessing and adjusting technical documents for style and format 
  • Creating content for our entire suite of information products, including: the User Manual, Training Manual, Knowledge Based Articles, Process Manual, etc.
  • Understanding Ignition user interfaces and recognizing general terminology; staying current with software updates that impact delivery of written content 
  • Performing any other duties as assigned by the Training Content Manager

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Technical Writing, English with a technical writing emphasis, or Computer Science with on the job technical writing experience. OR certificate in Technical Writing with experience producing successful work. (See below for required experience)
  • 2+ years of successful technical writing
  • Familiarity with a coding language (Python, Java, C++, etc.)
  • Experience with written content editing software: Word, Confluence, Framemaker
  • Positive interpersonal communication skills 
  • Ability to complete Ignition Core Certification within a month of hire
  • Familiarity with version control systems (Git)
  • Knowledge of programming and software development preferred, but not essential

Unique Benefits

Be Healthy

  • It's simple: We pay 100% of your employee health plan-medical, dental, and vision

Find Your Balance

  • We want everyone to have a healthy work/life balance - that's why you get paid holidays, vacation, and sick time

Flex Your Time

  • Use flextime to make a schedule that fits your needs

Work from Home

  • Remote work is available for most of our open positions

Save for the Future

  • We help employees save for the future with our company matching 401k program

Take in the View

  • Based in Folsom, on a beautiful nature preserve

Escape Your Workspace

  • Challenge a friend to a game of pool, table tennis, shuffleboard, or Foosball

Inductive Automation, LLC is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, and status as a protected veteran or individual with a disability. Verification of US employment eligibility required.