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Title: Contract Technical Editor
Date Posted: 2017-10-07
Location: Union City, CA
The Company

Smart Wires (www.smartwires.com) has developed an innovative technology that utility companies need now. Driven by a world-class leadership team with extensive experience delivering highly impactful products, Smart Wires works with utilities globally to address the unique challenges of the rapidly evolving electric system. We deploy our power flow control technologies to address problems that are impacting the transmission system: changing generation, congestion, critical reliability issues and more. Our solutions are unique: they provide broad system awareness and control, and their modular nature enables flexible deployments that can be rapidly scaled up or down to accommodate changes in network needs. Today, the technology is rapidly becoming part of the utility tool kit as more and more electric utilities explore new ways to mitigate future uncertainties.

The Culture

We are carefully engineering our culture to attract stunning performers who thrive in a "Freedom and Responsibility" culture. This isn't a culture of tight management, but focused instead on hiring great people capable of managing important missions with fairly limited direction and supervision. We give you the resources you need and know that you are hard-wired to deliver nothing but truly excellent results. This is an atmosphere of rapid professional development and incredible learning. Our goal is to place superstars in every role so that we rely and trust each other to do our jobs brilliantly, knowing that this strategy ensures a fun, exciting workplace and nearly guarantees commercial success.

The Position

Smart Wires is seeking a Contract Technical Editor to work with us on a temporary assignment assisting with the development and completion of customer-facing documents such as User Manuals and Application Guides. This position will be 20-40 hours per week and will last between 4 weeks and 3 months depending on the work product that you put out on your first projects.

The Technical Editor will:

- Take documents developed by the technical team and refine the document's content and presentation to assure it easy to follow and will guide the end users to learn how to use the products
- Coordinate reviews with the technical experts to review select areas and gather feedback
- Incorporate said feedback into the documents and re-review with experts for correctness
- In cases where procedures are discussed, validate the procedures by executing them on the end equipment if practical

Requirements for the position include:

- Previous experience in writing manuals for highly technical and complex electrical systems
- Working knowledge of electrical transmission grids and utility systems
- Knowledge of utility Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) is highly desirable but not required.


- The technical team is global and it will be required at times to meet very early in the morning to sync with colleagues that are 12 hours ahead.

The Ideal Candidate

- Holds a BS/MS in engineering, environmental science or business with a demonstrated interest in product development
- Has 3-7 years of experience working in a technology or energy related field
- Is an excellent communicator with fantastic interpersonal and customer service skills both internal and external stakeholders
- Has the ability to work efficiently and handle multiple projects and tasks concurrently
- Can work effectively with a variety of different people at all levels
- Is determined to make a positive, long-lasting impact on climate change

Application Process

If you have been reading closely, you wouldn't expect a typical recruiting process. And, we'd hate to disappoint you. To begin our rather unique recruiting process, please submit a cover letter and resume. In your cover letter please address the following questions. If the questions are not addressed we will not be able to get back to you.

1. Measurable Successes- Academics is one place where people typically compete with others in a (mostly) objective and fair environment. For that reason, it is great to see candidates that excelled at some type of school. But if you don't have that, share something else that demonstrates your commitment to success, ideally competing against a group of other really motivated cohorts.
2. Technical Writing/Editing Skills- Provide some evidence of strong technical writing and editing skills and what gives you confidence that yours are top notch.
3. Availability - Please let us know what your availability is over the next three months, in terms of hours per week and any time vacation or holiday plans that you have that would make you unavailable.

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Company: Smart Wires Inc.
Contact person: Not mentioned
Contact information: info@smartwires.com (DO NOT APPLY VIA THIS EMAIL ADDRESS)