Pitney Bowes Senior Technical Writer in Troy, New York

At Pitney Bowes, we do the right thing, the right way.

As a Senior Technical Writer for Pitney Bowes, you can too.

We have amazing people who are the driving force, the inspiration and foundation of our company. Our thriving culture can be broken down into four components: Client. Team. Win. Innovate.

We actively look for prospects who:

  • Are passionate about client success.

  • Enjoy collaborating with others.

  • Strive to exceed expectations.

  • Move boldly in the quest for superior and best in market solutions.

If you would like to be considered for this position, please apply.

You are:

A Senior Technical Writer who will communicate complex information clearly, concisely and accurately, and without relying on jargon. As a Technical Writer, involved in tasks such as: writing conceptual overviews and procedures, reading and writing example code, customer communication, release notes or FAQs. Technical Writers play a big part at Pitney Bowes. You are a link between Engineers, Product Managers and users, tying together many vital but disparate parts.

You are a Senior Technical Writer working on developer products, supporting Pitney Bowes’s premier Location Intelligence developer platform. This platform is Spectrum Spatial, a product suite that comprises a workflow designer, web services and a web mapping application. You are a solid communicator working with a diverse audience, including developers, workflow designers and users of web-based location analytics applications; this interaction may be through conceptual documentation, end-user guides, how-to documents, detailed developer guides containing code samples and API references; and through other online materials, such as videos and blog postings.

You enjoy a combination of writing and some light-duty software development. You might have a background as a developer or QA engineer, and write as a hobby; or perhaps you are an experienced communicator or technical trainer who loves casual forays into code. This position will sit in Troy, NY.

You will:

  • Collaborate with Engineers, Product Managers, Developer Relations and UX designers and other stakeholders to create and maintain high-quality documentation

  • Write, publish and maintain high-quality help content and user interface (UI) messaging.

  • Write technical documentation for developer audiences, such as API reference docs and developer guides

  • Manage the production and publishing of documentation.

  • Design and organize documentation sets for new APIs and developer products.

  • Edit, clarify, and proofread documents written by others, and coach non-writers on ways to improve their writing skills.

  • Manage complex documentation projects.

  • Supplement developer documentation with relevant sample code.

  • Collaborate with, and perhaps mentor other technical writers

  • Manage multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment

  • Work with Agile development methodologies

  • Be exposed to topic-based, modular authoring and documentation, especially converting to topic-based content from traditional book models

  • Interface with remote collaboration, and teams with different cultural backgrounds

  • Be exposed to blogs, online portals and video material

Your background:

As a Senior Technical Writer, you have:

  • 6 years of relevant experience, such as technical writing, product documentation, or online publishing including experience with writing technical customer-facing materials

  • Experience with documentation tools like DITA, FrameMaker and Oxygen

  • Exposure to source code written in Java and/or JavaScript.

  • BA/BS in Technical Communications, Computer Science, Engineering, or related field

  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment

Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge of web mapping, GIS or location and spatial analytics

  • Familiarity with version control systems; Git and/or Subversion

  • Experience and comfort with Agile development methodologies and fast delivery

  • Experience with topic-based, modular authoring and documentation, especially converting to topic-based content from traditional book models

  • Experience with remote collaboration, and teams with different cultural backgrounds

  • Experience with different forms of communication, including blogs, online portals and video material

We will

  • Provide the opportunity to grow and develop your career.

  • Offer an inclusive environment that encourages diverse perspectives and ideas.

  • Deliver challenging and unique opportunities to contribute to the success of a transforming organization.

  • Offer comprehensive benefits globally (pbprojectliving.com).

Our Team

Our global Innovation team is dedicated to using the best-in-class tools, processes and modern architectures to create great experiences for our clients. In a rapidly changing world, we have a clear technical vision for our future that includes SaaS, APIs, Big Data, Advanced Analytics, Mobile and the Internet of Things. We are also focused on creating great client experiences, utilizing a Design Thinking platform and approach.

Pitney Bowes is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that values diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace.

W/M/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/LGBT are encouraged to apply.

All interested individuals must apply online. Individuals with disabilities who cannot apply via our online application should refer to the alternate application options via our Individuals with Disabilities link.

If you would like to be considered for this position, please apply!

Job: Engineering

Title: Senior Technical Writer

Location: NY-Troy

Requisition ID: 174952