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UW-IT is the central IT organization for the University of Washington, providing technology solutions to all three campuses, UW medical centers and global research operations. UW-IT collaborates with University partners to advance teaching, learning, innovation and discovery at the UW. UW-IT is currently looking for a Technical Writer who will support the UW-IT work on Finance Transformation, the University’s large-scale project to modernize its finance operations, business systems and processes. The position is a role in the newly established UW-IT Finance Transformation Program (ITF).
The technical writer’s primary objective will be to develop, write and edit process documentation and data flow diagramming that contributes to the success of the ITF program, specifically, Workday Finance. The writer will also be responsible for creating a data dictionary for the HR/Payroll legacy archive product. The role will require analysis of business processes, requirements, and study of new applications to translate this information into the required documentation. This position requires great attention to detail, with excellent oral, and written communication skills. This individual will work in collaboration with various team members to meet the objectives.
Bachelor’s Degree in Business, English or related field or experience.
Three years working experience in technical writing for both print and web
Outstanding grammar and composition skills
Experienced in communicating technical information to non-technical audiences
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously and to work with minimal supervision in a fluid and dynamic environment with shifting deadlines and priorities
Demonstrated excellent written/oral communication skills, technical documentation skills, user liaison skills, and personal interaction skills
Experienced in communicating technical information to non-technical audiences; familiar with comprehending, analyzing, and interpreting technical information and identifying and assessing the communication needs of targeted audiences
A demonstrated interest in, and knowledge of, broad but related areas of technology
Previous experience working in an agile programming environment and familiarity with common technical terms related to devices and software
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Work in an open office environment. This position involves responsibilities and occasional situations where work outside of standard business hours is required to respond to incidents or to meet critical deadlines. Work in an open office environment.
This position on the Finance Transformation Project is temporarily funded; continued employment is contingent on ongoing funding and performance.
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