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13 Sep 2013

Full-Time Technical Writer (New York, NY)

AppLabs – Posted by TechWhirl New York, New York, United States

Job Description

Job Title: Technical Writer – New York, NY
Requisition ID: 1300L60
Job Category: Communication Services
Primary Location: USA-NY: NEW YORK-NEW YORK
Schedule: Full-time
Remote Work Authorized: No
Relocation Assistance: Available
Travel: No
Clearance Level: None
Job Posting: Sep 12, 2013, 1:51:23 PM

CSC is hiring technical writer with runbook experience for a full time position in New York, NY.

Essential Job Functions

  • Researches, writes, edits, and proofreads more complex technical data for use in documents or sections of documents such as manuals, procedures and specifications to provide clients with information regarding technical areas in a less technical way.
  • Assists in establishing style guidelines and standards for texts and illustrations to meet business needs.
  • Interviews programmers, engineers, developers, and other technical personnel;. Reads previous documentation and design notes, and uses computer based training or company technical products to gather and research technical information for use in more complex documentation.
  • Writes, organizes, enters and compiles more complex online help files to support end users.
  • Creates, compiles, and delivers more complex system/software developmental documentation packages including, but not limited to narratives, logic diagrams, input and output samples, input preparation instructions, job setup information, etc., from technical project team inputs, system requirements analysis, system design specifications, technical system design, technical procedure development, configuration control requirements, test and training specifications, and programming notes.
  • Assists in creating project plan, etc. for completing documentation.
  • Provides leadership and work guidance to less experienced personnel.


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, technical writing or related field preferred
  • Two or more years of technical writing experience
  • Experience working with desktop publishing, word processing, and on-line documentation software
  • Experience working with industry writing style such as grammar, sentence form, and structure
  • Experience working with company software products
  • Expereince working with Runbook, Robohelp is needed.

Other Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience in IT preparing technical documentations
  • 3+ years of experience in documenting business rules & use cases
  • 3+ years of experience with technical documentations, design and user manuals creation
  • Personal computer and business solutions software skills
  • Strong proofreading and editing skills
  • Ability to convert technical knowledge into easily understood terms
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team This is to document Mainframe Jobs, Applications and Business functionalities.
  • Experience in understanding/documenting Mainframe applications is preferred.
  • On-site in New York, NY


  • Strong communication skills
  • Personal computer and business solutions software skills
  • Good proofreading and editing skills
  • Ability to convert technical knowledge into easily understood terms
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team


CSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

Job Categories: Technical Editing and Technical Writer. Job Types: Full-Time.

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