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HC - Technical Writer 3 - 3M0022 - 100186
Ref No.: 17-18296
Location: Norwood, Massachusetts
Start Date / End Date: 08/28/2017 to 03/30/2018
Writes & edits complex technical documentation, including software specifications, user manuals, installation instructions, technical instructions/bulletins, and other technical publications from sources such as design input requirements, graphic designs, style guides and software designs. Researches technical and engineering information through direct Software and User Experience Design team integration. Collects and records information gathered through interviews with subject matter experts. Completes all phases of the document development cycle. May develop, recommend and implement technical documentation process and policy changes.
Takes direction from software management and software technical staff. Translates inputs (The What) into Software Specifications (The How) which define Software Implementation details.

User Manuals and installation instructions, technical bulletins etc. are less important. The technical writers may never perform that aspect of the job.

We are after are folks with experience writing Software Specifications for use by the internal Software Engineering team. The product is medical device used at the point of care setting. These devices have a rich user interface. It is the rules on how the user interface is designed, its rules of navigation, actions, error handling that we must document. Consumers of the material the writer will generate include Software Developers and Software Testers.
Inputs for these Software Specifications include graphic designs, wire frames, sitemaps, etc. from User Experience design Software and System requirements, Software design documents.