• Sr. Technical Writer – Prime Air

    Location US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 1 month ago(10/16/2018 3:26 PM)
    Job ID
    730871
    Company/Location (search) : Country (Full Name)
    United States
  • Job Description

    We’re working on the future. If you are seeking an iterative fast-paced environment where you can drive innovation, apply state-of-the-art technologies to solve extreme-scale real world delivery challenges, and provide visible benefit to end-users, this is your opportunity.

    Come work on the Amazon Prime Air Team!

    We're looking for outstanding Technical Writers who combine superb technical, research and analytical capabilities with a demonstrated ability to work with technical teams to bridge the gap with their customers. This person must be comfortable working with a team of top-notch developers and collaborating with our research teams. We’re looking for people who innovate, and love solving hard problems! You will work hard, have fun, and of course, make history!

    In this role you will gain visibility into all the moving parts of the Prime Air vehicle software, firmware, and hardware, as well as the technical operations of supporting software, manufacturing and operational processes. You will lead development of a written body of technical knowledge across multiple technical teams at all levels of the Prime Air technology stack.

    You will be a strong effective communicator through both spoken and written communications and have the ability to be an independent and highly motivated individual.

    Export Control License
    This position may require a deemed export control license for compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Placement is contingent on Amazon’s ability to apply for and obtain an export control license on your behalf.


    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering, math, science, writing, English, journalism, marketing, or communications field
    • Ability to work under deadlines and to deliver in the midst of changes in project direction
    • Ability to creatively overhaul and re-design any project or workflow to optimize comprehension, while meeting requirements
    • Ability to communicate and collaborate with diverse co-workers and personalities in engineering, production, and management; ability to have insight into their changing needs
    • Ability to quickly learn, absorb, and apply technical content to further develop understanding of electronics assembly and testing processes
    • Strong analytical, project management, computer, communication, and writing skills (typing, spelling, grammar)
    • 5 years of experience in planning or technical writing
    • 5 years of experience converting and translating engineering instructions and information into content intended for a variety of audiences and ability levels

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Technical writing experience in automotive or aviation industries
    • Capacity to read and understand technical drawings and schematics
    • Experience with creating and editing of 3D graphics, both raster- and vector-based
    • Familiarity with HTML and CSS, exposure to basic coding a plus
    • Familiarity with single-source publishing software and component content management systems
    • Familiarity with mechanical processes in a manufacturing environment
    • Familiarity with creation and editing of 2D graphics, both raster- and vector-based

    Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation

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