Technical Writer

Parallax Advanced Research
Parallax Advanced Research
Job Functions:
Marketing & Communications
Employment Types:
Remote; Dayton, OH, USA
USD per year
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Technical Writer

Do you have an interest in research and technical writing? Do you want to grow with a company that has the same passion? Do you enjoy reaching goals and being a part of a high performing research team?

If you have problem-solving skills and want to be part of a growing company named one of Dayton’s “Best Places to Work 2021”, we would love to talk with you!

Parallax Advanced Research is the home of the Ohio Federal Research Network, Launch Dayton, Academic Partnership Engagement Experiment, and more. As a non-profit organization, our vision is to be the most collaborative nonprofit innovation research leader in the Nation. Our mission is to deliver research and provide technology, human, and business solutions for government, industry, and academic clients with critical challenges via the science of intelligent Teaming™.

As a Technical Writer, you will be working with engineers and researchers, program managers, and Parallax clients. When working with your team you will provide technical writing support.

In this position you will not only be writing technical documentation, but also supporting transitioning software from the research team and other project/application teams to help mature the project’s source code and documentation to enable the smooth transition.

In addition to that, a typical day-in-the-life of a Parallax Technical Writer includes:

  • Analyzing user needs.
  • Researching, organizing, writing, editing, and producing technical documents such as manuals, procedures, and specifications for major technical projects.
  • Ensuring technical documentation is accurate, complete, meets editorial and government specifications and adheres to standards for quality, graphics, coverage, format, and style.
  • Managing tasks during all aspects of document development life cycle.
  • Working closely with stakeholders (such as program management and technical teams) to identify and isolate issues then propose and test editorial improvements for a smooth software transfer.
  • Collaborating with engineering and technical staff while analyzing requirements and developing source material.

Ideally, you are looking for your next long-term challenge and have these skills:

  • Experience with GIT including merging, conflict resolution, and rebasing
  • Experience with Issue management tools such as GitLab, GitHub, or JIRA
  • Bachelor’s (or higher) in English (Technical Writing), Communication (Technical Communication) Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related fields
  • Experience interacting with technical teams and marketing/communication teams
  • Experience using information architecture and visual communication principles
  • 5+ years of experience producing a variety of technical documentation, including usage guides, reference documentation, and tutorials
  • 1+ years of experience leading technical documentation projects
  • Experience with Markdown
  • Working knowledge of HTML and CSS

Furthermore, do you have, or want to develop these skills?

  • Experience in Python
  • Experience with LaTeX
  • Knowledge of product marketing and branding
  • Experience with other markup languages (e.g., reStructured Text, YAML)
  • Master’s degree in technical writing, technical communication, computer science, electrical engineering, computer engineering, or related fields

Parallax Advanced Research will help you reach your goals by offering:

  • Competitive salary with annual reviews.
  • Health, dental, and vision coverage.
  • Employer paid Life insurance, STD, and LTD.
  • Roth post-tax 401(K) and/or pre-tax with a generous monthly company match, and yearly employer contribution.
  • Education Assistance: employee’s tuition is 100% covered, in addition we cover 80% of our employee’s dependent’s tuition.
  • Working from home opportunities for some positions.
  • PTO time, regular paid holidays, and flex paid holidays.
  • Paid Military Leave, Paid Maternity and Paternity leave, FMLA coverage for extended paid and unpaid leave, STD, LTD, and flexible hours.
  • Annual PTO sell-back.

Parallax Advanced Research is an Equal Opportunity Employer, drug free workplace, and complies with ADA regulations as applicable.

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