Principal Technical Writer in Las Vegas, NV at Scientific Games

Date Posted: 7/15/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Supports Technical Publications Manager in leading departmental initiatives and serving as department expert to guide content development and strategy while mentoring and supporting team members in addition to standard department duties.
Core Skills Set
• Strong analytical skills
• Detail oriented
• Ability to write clearly
• Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
• Ability to show ideas graphically
• Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
• Ability to interact with SMEs
• Ability to produce a quality product
• Strong problem-solving/troubleshooting skills • Self-starter with the ability to grasp new concepts quickly
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to work autonomously
Essential Job Functions:
• Participates in company integration programs and long term interdepartmental campaigns.
• Serves as delegate for Manager and Technical Publications Department as needed in company-wide efforts.
• Leads key departmental initiatives and drives implementation of new tools, including development of support materials and establishment of learning and exploratory opportunities for the team.
• Produces high-quality, on-time communications in support of new product submissions or existing products in the field or at regulatory agencies.
• Builds strong collaborative relationships with other departments in the collection and development of document content.
• Translates complex and technical information into an intuitive and straightforward format.
• Creates multimedia content for inclusion in communications. This content may include video footage, animations using the 3D Modeling software, Flash animations, etc.
• Completes editorial reviews of peers’ documents.
• Leads development of layout and “look and feel” of communication vehicles.
• Enforces and defines the Technical Publications Style.  
• Leads key departmental initiatives and drives the implementation of new tools, including the development of support materials and establishment of learning and exploratory opportunities for the team. For instance, scheduling and setting agendas for troubleshooting sessions with internal and external experts.
• Able to lead on multiple high-priority projects simultaneously.
• Fosters a supportive environment within the department and with internal and external customers. Assists with ongoing departmental and organizational initiatives.
• Mentors and supports other team members in their project work as a technical documentation expert and general SG product knowledge source.
• Develops and manages project plans, including work of other writers.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:  
• Updates the Technical Documentation intranet site.  
• Maintains project status information.  
• Assists in template editing and development.
• Ad hoc duties, as specified by the Technical Publications Manager.

Job Requirements

10+ years of technical documentation experience, preferably in a gaming environment.
Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Communications, English, Communications, and/or Journalism preferred, or equivalent (i.e., military training and schooling), Master’s Degree preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills required, including the ability to digest and explicate highly technical content.
• Effective organizational skills in order to complete multiple tasks under pressure of deadlines.
• Ability to define project goals and required deliverables.
• Exceptional editorial skills.
• Experience developing and enforcing style guidelines.
• Ability to effectively oversee financial resources.

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