Technical Writer

Location
Germantown, MD
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 13, 2017
Closes
Aug 01, 2017
Ref
8164BR
Industry
Engineering
Hours
Full Time
Hughes Network Systems, LLC, an EchoStar Company, (Hughes) is the world's leading provider of satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative network technologies, managed services, and solutions for enterprises and governments globally. HughesNet® is the #1 high-speed satellite Internet service in the marketplace, with offerings to suit every budget. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 4 million systems to customers in over 100 countries, representing approximately 50 percent market share.

Hughes Network Systems is seeking a Technical Writer to be based out of our Germantown, MD office. 

Responsibilities:
  • Creating new documents as well as updating current ones based on requests from customers
  • Working with people with a variety of subject matter expertise then translate and combine the collected information for the intended audience. Working independently is common but communication with related groups is expected.
  • Writing styles must be followed and deadlines are critical. The writer must be flexible to make adjustments.
  • Preparing technical publications including operational, maintenance, or repair manuals for products.
  • Developing/updating of training modules.
  • Conducting interviews with various users and technical staff members to gather data for documentation.
  • Researching and translating data into manuals, and or web-based documents for non-technical and technical users.
  • Planning and formatting work based on customer and technical requirements. May use equipment and/or products to produce technical documentation.


  • Basic Requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree required
    • Minimum of 1+ years of writing experience
    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree in English, Journalism, or Education preferred
    • Proficient in MS Office products
    • Articulate 360 knowledge a plus
    EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) headquartered in Englewood, CO, with additional locations world-wide, is a premier global provider of satellite solutions and technology services. Together with its major subsidiaries-EchoStar Satellite Services and Hughes Network Systems- EchoStar offers employees the opportunity to explore the boundaries of what's possible in the fields of engineering and the business functions transforming this engineering into revenue.
     
    At EchoStar we know the excitement of new endeavors. We pride ourselves in not just our engineering expertise, but as pioneers forging technological change to improve the lives of our customers. We are Connecting the World in new and exciting ways, and offer you the opportunity to learn more about how EchoStar family of companies could be the right destination for you!
     
    EchoStar and its Affiliated Companies are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. U.S. Citizenship is required for certain positions. EEO is the law.