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Senior Technical Writer

Date: Apr 16, 2019

Location: Shenzhen, China, 44, CN

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 114977 

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Position Summary:  

The Technical Writer is responsible for creating and compelling technical content from many sources (developers and GPLMs) to publications reflecting product functions with best practices. The publications include QSG, Owner's Manual, Leaflet, and Specification Sheet.


Supervisory Responsibilities:  

This position does not have any direct or indirect reports.


Job Responsibilities:  

  • Collect input from product managers, project managers and designers, edit quick start guides and/or owner’s manuals in English;  
  • Work closely with Desktop Publishers to create user documentation and design layout;
  • Communicate with product managers and R&D engineers in the improvement of the usability of documentation;
  • Manage peer reviews to verify the user documentation;
  • Drive continuous improvement of the company documentation process, methods, and tools.
  • Coordinate and manage the translation projects involving translation agencies and multiple overseas proofreaders;
  • Maintain smooth, effective communication internally and externally to guarantee the quality and on-time delivery of translation;
  • Maintain the technical writing contents and translation deliverables

    Basic Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher, majoring in English, Electronic Engineering and other equivalents. Preferably native English speaker.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in technical writing and/or in technical translation;
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Familiar with tools used in document creation, such as MS Office, Google Doc, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, etc.
  • Familiar with consumer electronics terminologies and content management system.
  • Willing to become a professional technical writer in long term.
  • Strong service-minded, detail-oriented, and able to meet tight deadlines.


    Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Ability to understand and write about complex technical topics from a user perspective.
  • Proven writing and editing skills with a focus on quality and attention to details.
  • Positive attitude and professional presence to engage GPLM, engineers, developers, and other cross function teams.
  • Focused and able to stay on-task for long hours every day.
  • Ability to manage a variety of projects simultaneously and apply problem solving skills.
  • Results-Driven:  Having a proactive, goal oriented approach to decision making.
  • Clear and strategic thinker; proven experience in translating strategies into actionable plans
  • Capable of handling multiples projects / initiatives simultaneously and executing to completion


  • Team Player: Having respect for colleagues; leading teams with clarity and accountability.
  • Proven team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills who can effectively work with all levels of a global matrixed organization


  • Change Orientation:  Able to adapt to changing demands and conditions.
  • Act as a Change Management expert and enabler on various projects and programs across the business


  • Customer Focus:  Providing exceptional service and quality to external and internal customer.
  • Understanding and working in past organizations that have centralized and de-centralized structures as business requirements change


  • Self-Awareness:  Accepting responsibility for personal development and actions.
  • Have clear objectives and strives to exceed them
  • Takes ownership for personal career and skill development


Eligibility Requirements:  

  • Willingness to travel.
  • Willingness to work in an office.
  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

HARMAN ( designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things.  With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics. HARMAN is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or Protected Veterans status.  HARMAN offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Looking for a challenge where your experience is valued? Come see what you can achieve as a leader with HARMAN!  (

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