Technical Writer

Category: Communications
Job ID: 16988BR
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posted Date: March 20, 2017

Job Description

Want to work with some of the most talented, dedicated people on the planet? Do you value relationships, commitment, innovation and integrity? Want to be a part of a company that was named as a 2016 America’s Best Employer in Aerospace and Defense by Forbes magazine?

Join our team and build a rewarding career while helping to deliver the most trusted source of aviation and high-integrity solutions in the world.

Rockwell Collins Information Management Services (‘IMS’) is currently searching for a/an Technical Writer to join our team in Pittsburgh, PA (Cranberry Township).People from all over the globe choose Rockwell Collins as the place to build a rewarding career, while helping create and deliver communications, integration, and engineering solutions that our global customers demand so that our world keeps moving and stays connected.

Technical writing at Rockwell Collins uses a variety of tools and modern publishing techniques. Our writers are an integral part of the project team delivering outstanding customer service and products.

The successful Technical Writer will:

* Develop a working knowledge of Rockwell Collins Security Systems products and services in the Surface Transportation and Security markets
* Work closely with Security Systems project teams and engineering staff
* Work independently to identify priorities and project requirements
* Have the ability to work effectively in a matrix environment including a fast paced project model


* Develop and maintain technical system documentation to include
o system requirements specifications,
o system test descriptions,
o end user and operator manuals,
o system administration manuals,
o maintenance manuals,
o software programmer reference manuals,
o database documents,
o online help, and
o operator guides for systems, hardware, and software
* Maintain baseline product documentation and customize as needed for projects
* Manage document storage and revision
* Have a solid knowledge of technical writing standards, documentation process, and software engineering process
* Perform technical editing and quality reviews of submitted documentation


* Develop training plans, develop and maintain training materials including syllabus and course content, and conduct training on software, hardware, and system integration projects including end user and system administrator training



* Ability to learn rapidly, to understand a very large and complex system, to generate documentation for the system, and to train the end users
* Excellent written and oral communication skills
* Three to five (3-5) years of experience as a technical writer and trainer on large, complex, integrated systems
* Extensive experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel, and Outlook
* A variety of authoring tools including Adobe FrameMaker, Madcap Flare, and IBM Rational DOORS publishing engine
* Preparing training material and conducting courses

Desired Experience:

* Developing computer-based training
* Image capture and manipulation including Photoshop and graphics manipulation
* html programming for online help and single source publishing

Education and Certification Requirements:

* Bachelor’s degree in appropriate discipline or in the absence of a degree six years of related experience; identified skills and experience

At Rockwell Collins, we believe a solid work-life balance creates a healthy lifestyle and inspires creativity and innovation. We value our people and invest in their development, growth and success at our company by providing development opportunities through training, networking and mentoring.

And that’s just for starters.

Some of the benefits we offer include:
● Medical, dental, and vision insurance
● 3 weeks of paid leave for newly hired employees (4 weeks for newly hired Directors and above)
● A generous 401(k) plan
● An Incentive Pay Plan based upon company performance
● Tuition reimbursement
● And more

Interested yet? Apply now and embark on your next worthwhile adventure!

Rockwell Collins is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected status.