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Principal Software Technical Writer

General information

Location:

Lowell - Massachusetts - USA

Function:

Software & Product Development

Ref #:

20210017597

Description & Requirements

Description

This position requires a writer to create original and update existing documentation describing components within the Kronos workforce management product suite. The position requires broad experience and demonstrated ability to create technically accurate, complete, and well-organized information for an international audience. Domain knowledge is desirable, but not required.

•Assess documentation requirements based on information received from software engineers and prepare documentation plans and project schedules
•Create and revise conceptual, task, and reference information to support new features in the product suite
•Maintain documents to support changes in existing features
•Prepare release notes
•Coordinate review and approvals of all documents
•Work with software engineers, quality assurance engineers, and product managers, to understand new and changed features
•Use interim software releases to gain experience with products and verify documentation

Qualifications

•BA or BS in Technical Communications, Computer Science, or a related field
•5 to 10+ years of technical writing experience producing context sensitive online help and documentation in a software development company
•Ability to work with source control and software defect tracking systems
•Ability to work independently on small projects and work collaboratively on large projects
•Proficiency in a structured authoring environment is desirable, but not required; Experience with the Madcap Flare authoring environment a plus
•Familiarity with XML programming environments is desirable, but not required
•Use interim software releases to gain experience with products and verify documentation

Corporate overview

Here at UKG, Our Purpose Is People. UKG combines the strength and innovation of Ultimate Software and Kronos, uniting two award-winning, employee-centered cultures. Our employees are an extraordinary group of talented, energetic, and innovative people who care about more than just work. We strive to create a culture of belonging and an employee experience that empowers our people. UKG has more than 13,000 employees around the globe and is known for its inclusive workplace culture. Ready to be inspired? Learn more at www.ukg.com/careers

EEO Statement

Equal Opportunity Employer

Kronos, a UKG Company, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.


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Disability Accommodation

For individuals with disabilities that need additional assistance at any point in the application and interview process, please email KronosCareers@kronos.com or please call 1 (978) 250 9800.

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