Technical Writer

Location: Albuquerque, NM

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Stellar Science is a growing Albuquerque-based scientific software development company that develops custom software products and performs research and development in multiple high-tech domains.We are seeking a talented technical writer to write and edit technical reports, technical proposals, and software user documentation in support of scientists and software developers at our headquarters in Albuquerque, NM.

This position requires excellent writing and editing skills and the ability to work in an agile software development environment with multiple software products. A willingness to dig into software to learn the products and document user workflows is also required.

This individual will:

  • Write and edit technical reports
  • Edit technical proposals describing novel research
  • Deliver high-quality technical documentation
  • Create help files for software products
  • Interview and work with SMEs to generate content
  • Work in agile software development environment
  • Work with developers to develop context-sensitive help

Required qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum five years of technical writing experience
  • Experience with user-focused writing and documentation
  • Ability to edit highly technical documentation
  • Excellent MS Word skills
  • Excellent communication skills to include working within a distributed organization.
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines
  • Self-starter with a strong work ethic

Desired qualifications

  • Graduate Degree in Professional Writing or Technical Communication
  • Experience with MadCap Flare, HTML, and CSS
  • Previous experience working in an agile software development environment

Stellar Science is a forward-thinking business that provides its employees with many benefits

  • Flexible work schedules
  • A generous fully employer-funded SEP IRA
  • Fully employer-funded health insurance
  • Dental, disability, and life insurance
  • Ten paid federal holidays (which may be floated as desired)
  • Three weeks of vacation

Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and resume with their applications.

We will ask qualified candidates for a writing and editing sample as well.

Due to our work with the Department of Defense, applicants must be U.S. citizens and must be willing to undergo a background investigation. Some work may be performed at Kirtland Air Force Base.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, in accordance with CFR 60-1.

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