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Technical Writer

  • GE Healthcare
  • Experienced
  • Posted 12/1/2017 3:49:13 AM
  • 3029501
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment: Healthcare Digital
Location(s): United States; Illinois; Chicago


About Us:
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Equal Employment Opportunity
GE Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes diversity.

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Role Summary:
As a Technical Writer, you will be responsible for working independently on components of an information development project. You will contribute to the team on a variety of projects and call upon team members for guidance as needed. You will contribute to the team and work independently.

Essential Responsibilities:

In this role, you will develop and deliver high-quality
content for Radiographic Image Display, Applications Engineering team using the
following professional characteristics:



  • Strong writing skills, namely a command of grammar, syntax,
    diction, and the conventions and best practices of writing a variety of
    technical documents
  • Fundamental collaboration skills: ability to work with other
    writers and cross-functional peers
  • Fundamental knowledge of core technical communication
    concepts, such as topic-based authoring, minimalism, task-oriented design,
    single-sourcing
  • Understanding of core information development processes:
    content planning, content creation, content review
  • Ability to break down software processes into tasks
    necessary to the targeted user and effectively explaining those tasks to the
    user
  • Basic ability to collaborate with subject matter experts to
    research a software product, determine functionality and design features, then
    communicate those effectively to the user













Qualifications/Requirements:

Basic Qualifications:



  • Bachelor’s degree (OR high school diploma with at least 6
    years’ experience in a technical writing role).
  • A minimum of 2 years of professional experience.





Eligibility Requirements:



  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. GE may
    agree to sponsor an individual for an employment visa now or in the future if
    there is a shortage of individuals with particular skills.
  • Must be willing to travel.
  • Must be willing to work in an office located in Chicago, IL.







Desired Characteristics:

Technical Expertise:



  • Basic skills in editing (QA for documentation) – ability to
    recognize errors in a variety of information deliverables
  • Fundamental skills with the authoring tools used by the PAE
    information development team: oXygen Author (DITA methodology), Astoria CMS
  • Ability to follow established information patterns to create
    information deliverables
  • Awareness of Lean/Agile/XP software development processes
    and how to follow processes for information development
  • Basic awareness of the major aspects of software design,
    development, and QA and how they affect the information development process
  • Able to handle assimilation of tagged translated DITA
    content into CMS for final document production













Business Acumen:



  • Ability to work to deadlines and think critically about the
    task at hand while maintaining an understanding of the relevance of the issue
    in the bigger picture
  • Basic domain and product knowledge, including appropriate
    terminology, with an awareness of GE Digital product line(s) and offerings
  • Awareness of how GE Digital drives value to its customers







Leadership:



  • Ability to voice opinions and present clear rationale.
    Effective use of data or factual evidence to influence
  • Recognition of collaborative behavior and participation in
    collaborative activities
  • Willingness and ability to learn organization vision
    statement and decision-making framework. Ability to understand how team and
    personal goals/objectives contribute to the organization vision







Personal Attributes:



  • Willingness and ability to help team members
  • Ability to understand problems thoroughly before
    implementing solutions and ask questions to clarify requirements when
    ambiguities are present
  • Ability to identify opportunities for innovation and offer
    new ideas







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Locations: United States; Illinois; Chicago

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion​ of a background investigation and drug screen.


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