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Senior Technical Writer

  • GE Digital
  • Experienced
  • Posted 12/29/2017 8:49:47 AM
  • 3043673
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment: Digital Predix Products & Technology
Location(s): Russian Federation; Moscow

About Us:
GE (NYSE: GE) is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. GE is organized around a global exchange of knowledge, the "GE Store," through which each business shares and accesses the same technology, markets, structure and intellect. Each invention further fuels innovation and application across our industrial sectors. With people, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for customers by speaking the language of industry.

Business Overview: GE Digital is the team behind Predix, the world's first cloud-based industrial operating system, empowering millions of businesses to run smarter and improve people's lives. We build the software that transforms the way people connect with their data, devices and machines.

Predix is a GE’s cloud platform for the Industrial Internet. It is a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) for developing, deploying, and monetizing Industrial Internet applications. Predix powers advanced industrial applications for power generation and distribution, oil and gas, mining, healthcare, manufacturing, transportation, aviation, intelligent infrastructure, and more.

Role Summary:
You will lead information development projects and carry responsibility for projects meeting deadlines and requirements in accordance with GE Digital corporate procedures as well as Russian legislation requirements. You will serve as a resource for other team members, and influence information development strategy for the entire organization.

Essential Responsibilities:
In this role, you will develop and deliver high-quality content for the GE Digital team using the following professional characteristics:
• Superior writing skills, namely a command of grammar, syntax, diction, and the conventions and best practices of writing a variety of technical documents
• Excellent collaboration skills: ability to work with the customers and cross-functional peers easily
• Expert-level knowledge of core technical communication concepts, such as topic-based authoring, minimalism, task-oriented design, single-sourcing
• Thorough understanding of core information development processes (with collaborative ability to drive both adaption and adoption, such as content planning, content creation, content review, translation/localization best practices
• Excellent skills in the process of breaking down software processes into tasks necessary to the targeted user and effectively explaining those tasks to the user
• Strong ability to collaborate with subject matter experts to research a software product, determine functionality and design features, then communicate those effectively to the user
• Ability to understand user profiles and to create content targeted appropriately to meet user goals

• Bachelor’s degree in technology/ engineering
• A minimum of 6 years of experience in technical writing for an enterprise product.
• with proven ability to manage technical writing projects from start to finish independently
• Strong experience in B2B segment and dealing with customers from industrial sector
• Fluent in both Russian and English languages

Technical Expertise:
• Outstanding skills in editing (QA for documentation) – ability to recognize errors and opportunities for developmental improvement in a variety of information deliverables
• Excellent skills with the authoring tools used by the PAE information development team: oXygen Author (DITA methodology), Astoria CMS
• Outstanding skills at researching and leveraging information architecture principles to create a content structure that supports a wide variety of information types and deliverables
• Clear understanding of Lean/Agile/XP software development processes, their application to GE projects, and how to drive information development in these processes
• Strong understanding of the major aspects of software design, development, and QA and ability to leverage this understanding to inform planning and execution for information development projects

Desired Characteristics:
Successful candidates will be employed under local employment conditions and must already satisfy local employment/work permit and residency regulations.

Locations: Russian Federation; Moscow

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.

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