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Technical Writer

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Medtronic, Inc.

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Technical WriterCareers that Change LivesThe Cardiac and Vascular Group brings all of our cardiac and vascular businesses together into one cross-functional, collaborative operating unit to employ the full breadth of our talent, technologies, products, services, and solutions to address the needs of customers and patients across the globe.Technical Writing is a critical role at Medtronic. You will be responsible for planning, research, and providing technical writing support as well as product labeling within the Technical Communications- Cardiac and Vascular Group.\u00a0As a Technical Writer, you will be responsible for planning, research, and technical writing support for medical device industry product labeling within CVG Technical Communication. .\u00a0Day in Life- \u2022\tCreates, develops, plans, writes and edits operational, instructional, maintenance or test procedures for paper, multimedia, web-based publications and user sites; may produce content for embedded user assistance technology.\u2022\tConducts interviews with various users and technical staff to gather data for documentation.\u2022\tResearches and translates technical information into manuals and\/or web-based documents for nontechnical and technical users.\u2022\tMay document engineering processes and specifications.\u2022\tRecommends formats responsive to technical and customer requirements.\u2022\tProduces products that conform to the company documentation and quality assurance standards.\u2022\tExceptional writing and communication skills.\u2022\tWrite clear, simple content that speaks to customers in their own language.\u2022\tCollaborate openly and effectively with a range of stakeholders, including writers and subject matter experts.\u2022\tManage multiple projects and communicate status proactively.\u2022\tSuccessfully negotiate project schedules, plans, and milestones.\u2022\tUnderstand how regulations, laws, and standards influence content design.\u2022\tUnderstand the impact of localization on English content.\u2022\tMaintain design documentation to support quality and regulatory process requirements.\u2022\tEffectively communicate the appropriate level of detail based on the audience.\u2022\tTake direction to be able to work independently and make sound decisions.\u2022\tExpress ideas clearly and diplomatically.\u2022\tGive and receive constructive feedback.
Must Have: Minimum Qualifications\u2022\tB.S.\/B.A. in technical communications, writing\/ composition, or similar related field\u2022\t2 years of experience with Bachelor's degree \u2022\tTechnical writing experience\u2022\tExperience working with cross-functional project teams\u2022\tKnowledge of software technologies used for writing, publishing, and document control\tNice to Have:\u00a0\u2022\tExcellent problem-solving skills\u2022\tStrong attention to detail and accuracy\u2022\tAuthoring in XML in a single-source content development environment\u2022\tAbility to work effectively across disciplines to implement creative solutions to complex problems\u2022\tExperience creating content for software or apps\u2022\tProven experience managing software documentation projects\u2022\tAbility to learn and adapt to changes in technology, processes, and requirements\u2022\tWriting for a global audience\u2022\tKnowledge of Medtronic products and quality system\u2022\tUnderstanding of product labeling development in a regulated industry\u2022\tUnderstand industry trends in technical communication, information architecture, and content developmentAbout MedtronicTogether, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.\u00a0We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let\u2019s work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients\u2019 lives. Help us shape the future.Physical Job RequirementsThe above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this position, but they are not an exhaustive list of all the required responsibilities and skills of this position. The physical demands described within the Day in the Life section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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Medtronic, Inc. manufactures and sells device-based medical therapies worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Cardiac and Vascular Group, and Restorative Therapies Group. The Cardiac and Vascular Group’s products include pacemakers; implantable defibrillators; leads and delivery systems; ablation products; electrophysiology catheters; products for the treatment of atrial fibrillation; information systems for the management of patients with cardiac rhythm disease management (CRDM) devices; coronary and peripheral stents and related delivery systems; therapies for uncontrolled hypertension; endovascular stent graft systems; heart valve replacement technologies; cardiac tissue ablation systems; and open heart and coronary bypass grafting surgical products. The Restorative Therapies Group offers products for various areas of the spine; bone graft substitutes; biologic products; trauma, implantable neurostimulation therapies, and drug delivery devices for the treatment of chronic pain, movement disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), overactive bladder, urinary retention, and fecal incontinence and gastroparesis; external insulin pumps; subcutaneous CGM systems; products to treat conditions of the ear, nose, and throat; and devices that incorporate advanced energy technology. It also manufactures and sells image-guided surgery and intra-operative imaging systems; and provides Web-based therapy management software solutions. The company serves hospitals, physicians, clinicians, and patients in approximately 140 countries. Medtronic, Inc. was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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