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Senior technical writer software documentation

VISION

INSTRKTIV is among the best in the world for clear, compliant and appealing user instructions.

At INSTRKTIV, we believe that:

  • after all the effort a company has made to develop and market a good product, the one thing they absolutely don’t want is for their customers to have a negative experience when they consult the user instructions;
  • compliance with international legislation on user instructions provides opportunities to expand a business and to keep growing;
  • clear and compliant instructions dramatically reduce liability and improve the safety of a product.

INSTRKTIV creates clear user instructions with an outstanding design that comply with legal requirements.

We believe that user manuals should help people, not discourage them. We see it as our mission to create happier and safer users, therefore it's our goal to be the go-to partner for manufacturers, developers, and merchants seeking high-end user documentation for their products. 

OUR TEAM 

Our first principle for INSTRKTV Team members is that we want them to be tech-savvy and keen users of products and services. We don’t try to think like a user, as we are users ourselves. With a background in design, engineering, and law, we create a better user experience for our client's customers. Our diverse team offers the flexibility of thought and innovative solutions to accomplish this. This is part of our DNA and we have been working this way since we became a design agency.

We want our team members to be authentic and open-minded. We don’t expect you to change or travel the world, but we want our company to feel at home for those who do. We encourage an active approach to life, or a passion for something outside themselves, whether it is taking care of animals or involvement in community activism, creating art or going surfing, playing the didgeridoo, or studying Buddhism. We value diversity of all kinds. We don’t want drones who will simply follow directions. We cherish employees who question conventions and decisions in a constructive way. And naturally, we welcome people who once they commit to an idea, will work like demons to make something of top-notch quality. Whether it's an illustration, clear and well-structured copy, or an online help environment.

Our team is fully location independent and we work in flexible workspaces. We meet online as much as possible. Our policy allows people to work flexible hours, as long as the work gets done without any diminishing returns. This enables our employees to catch a good swell, tend their animals, pursue an education, or get home in time to say hello to the kids when they come home from school. We understand that people love their freedom, sports, or meditation too much to settle for the constraints of a more regimented work environment. To be frank, it's how we like to live and work ourselves.

But enough about us. We're curious to hear what your passions are and why you would like to join our team. If you have any questions, please shoot us an email at info@instrktiv.com

SENIOR TECHNICAL WRITER (36-40 hrs)

(location: The Netherlands & Germany)

Are you keen to find out how users use a product or software, and how you can communicate that use in the best possible way? Do you like managing content and improve content creation processes? Are you a legislation ninja or at least interested to learn more about product safety legislation and apply that to the manuals you create? 

Then we might be looking for you to join our growing team!

As our new senior technical writer, you will create and write user-friendly instructions for our international clients. You will be working with the other team members, managing your own projects, and be responsible for the final products. You will be working on different interesting projects simultaneously.

To give you an idea, your working week could look like this:

  • Plan your week and that create an overview of all pojects;
  • Have an online meeting with a client to discuss how the product works and define the requirements of the manual;
  • Work on the documentation of a client's software solution, using a CMS;
  • Check the manual of one of your colleagues before it is sent to the customer;
  • Managing the creation of a quick start guide or small print user manual of an electronic device;
  • Write content for a full manual of an industrial machine;
  • Visit a client to help them create a user manual for their product or machine; 
  • Assess an extisting manual of a customer on 82079 compliance;
  • Setting up a content management system, creating sample projects, and migrating existing content.

Sounds great, doesn't it?

YOUR ROLE AS SENIOR TECHNICAL WRITER 

If you join our team, your tasks and responsibilities will include: 

  • analyzing products/software and structuring information.
  • understanding complex information requirements and translating them into clear, effective, good-looking, and compliant user instructions. 
  • creating/writing user-friendly instructions. 
  • update and manage existing documentation.
  • checking user instructions on legal compliance;
  • collaborate with clients, other team members, translators, designers, etc.
  • audit and improve processes.
  • managing projects and adhering to deadlines.
  • being our client's contact person.
  • ensuring quality control and making sure that we constantly achieve high expectations of ourselves and of our clients.

YOUR SKILLS

Ideally, you're experienced within the field of technical communication, or you have proven communication/writing skills with strong technical know-how. You have a hands-on approach and are looking for an opportunity to jump join an ambitious young company and grow together.

WE WOULD LIKE YOU TO:

  • hold a BSc or MSc in a design and/or engineering-related subject.
  • have 5 years of technical writing experience.
  • be familiar with quality assessments and and legal compliance of user documentation.
  • be used to owning a process, making decisions, and taking responsibility.
  • have an intuitive understanding of technology and UX.
  • speak English fluently and preferably German or Dutch.
  • be an innovative problem-solver and extremely curious.
  • have high attention to detail.
  • be familiar with CMS and structured authoring.
  • be flexible, be able to work together and independently.
  • have a positive attitude and a sense of humor.

WE OFFER

  • a 36 - 40 hours/week contract.
  • working in a great environment and the possibility to work from home.
  • healthcare contribution for mental care and physical therapy.
  • a competitive fixed salary.
  • covered expenses.
  • travel opportunities and working abroad.
  • training and courses. 
  • career opportunities.
  • great flexibility.
  • setting up your own social or innovation project.

We hope you recognize yourself in this role (and hope you got carried away with these perks). If so, send us an email with your motivational letter and resume to info@instrktiv.com.

INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNER

(location: Randstad/The Netherlands/Remote)

Are you a product designer and keen to find out how users use a product or software application, and how you can communicate that use in the best possible way? 

Then we might be looking for you to join our growing team!

INSTRKTIV believes that user manuals should help people, not discourage them. We see it as our mission to create happier and safer users, therefore it's our goal to be the go-to partner for manufacturers, developers, and merchants seeking high-end user documentation for their products. As our new instructional designer you will create and write user-friendly instructions for our international clients. You will be working with the other team members, managing your own projects, and be responsible for the final products. 

To give you an idea, your working week could look like this:

  • Have a meeting with a client to discuss how the product works and define the requirements of the manual;
  • Managing the creation of a quick start guide or small print user manual of an electronic device;
  • Write content for the full manual;
  • Brief our illustrators and designers;
  • Use Adobe Indesign to create the first manual;

Sounds great, doesn't it?

YOUR ROLE AS INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNER

If you join our team, your tasks and responsibilities will include: 

  • analyzing products/software and structuring information.
  • understanding complex information requirements and translating them into clear, effective, good-looking, compliant user instructions. 
  • creating/writing user-friendly instructions. 
  • creating illustrations.
  • collaborate with clients, other team members, translators, designers, etc.
  • managing projects and adhering to deadlines.
  • being our client's contact person.

YOUR SKILLS

Ideally, you're experienced within the field of technical communication, or you have proven communication/writing skills with strong technical know-how. You have a hands-on approach and are looking for an opportunity to jump join an ambitious young company and grow together.

WE WOULD LIKE YOU TO:

  • hold a BSc or MSc in product design and/or engineering-related subject.
  • have an intuitive understanding of technology and UX.
  • have technical writing or at least copywriting experience.
  • be used to owning a process, making decisions, and taking responsibility.
  • speak English fluently and preferably German or Dutch.
  • be an innovative problem-solver and extremely curious.
  • have high attention to detail.
  • be flexible, be able to work together and independently.
  • have a positive attitude and a sense of humor.

WE OFFER

  • a 32 - 40 hours/week contract.
  • working in a great environment and the possibility to work from home/remote.
  • healthcare contribution for mental care and physical therapy.
  • a competitive fixed salary.
  • covered expenses.
  • travel opportunities and working abroad.
  • training and courses. 
  • career opportunities.
  • great flexibility.
  • setting up your own social or innovation project.

We hope you recognize yourself in this role (and hope you got carried away with these perks). If so, send us an email with your motivational letter and resume to info@instrktiv.com.

TECHNICAL ILLUSTRATOR (32-40 hrs)

(location: Remote)

Are you keen to find out how users use a product, and how you can viualise that use in the best possible way? 

Then we might be looking for you to join our growing team!

INSTRKTIV believes that user manuals should help people, not discourage them. We see it as our mission to create happier and safer users, therefore it's our goal to be the go-to partner for manufacturers, developers, and merchants seeking high-end user documentation for their products. As our new technical illustrator, you will create the illustrations for the user manuals that we create for our international clients. You will be working with the other team members, and be responsible for the high quality illustrations in the manuals. You will be working on different interesting projects simultaneously.

To give you an idea, your working week could look like this:

  • Have a meeting with our technical writer to discuss how the product works and define the requirements for the illustrations;
  • Work on the illustrations using 3D CAD tools such as Solidwors Composer;
  • Creating the illustrations for a quick start guide or small print user manual of an electronic device;
  • Creating the illustrations for a full manual of an industrial machine;
  • Edit illustration in Adobe Illustrator.

Sounds great, doesn't it?

YOUR ROLE AS TECHNICAL ILLUSTRATOR

If you join our team, your tasks and responsibilities will include: 

  • analyzing products.
  • understanding complex information requirements and translating them into clear illustrations. 
  • creating user-friendly illustrations. 
  • update and manage existing illustrations.
  • collaborate with clients, other team members, designers, etc.
  • managing your projects and adhering to deadlines.

YOUR SKILLS

Ideally, you're experienced within the field of mechanical engineering, technical communication or product design. You have a hands-on approach and are looking for an opportunity to jump join an ambitious young company and grow together.

WE WOULD LIKE YOU TO:

  • hold a BSc or MSc in product design and/or engineering-related subject.
  • have an intuitive understanding of technology and UX.
  • have technical illustrating or at least 3D CAD experience.
  • be used to owning a process, making decisions, and taking responsibility.
  • speak English fluently and preferably German or Dutch.
  • be an innovative problem-solver and extremely curious.
  • have high attention to detail.
  • be flexible, be able to work together and independently.
  • have a positive attitude and a sense of humor.

WE OFFER

  • a 32 - 40 hours/week contract.
  • working in a great environment and the possibility to work from home.
  • healthcare contribution for mental care and physical therapy.
  • a competitive fixed salary.
  • covered expenses.
  • travel opportunities and working abroad.
  • training and courses. 
  • career opportunities.
  • great flexibility.
  • setting up your own social or innovation project.

We hope you recognize yourself in this role (and hope you got carried away with these perks). If so, send us an email with your motivational letter and resume to info@instrktiv.com.

OPERATIONAL MANAGER (24-32 hrs)

(location: The Netherlands)

Do you like managing teams, businesses and improve the content creation processes? Then we might be looking for you to join our growing team!

INSTRKTIV believes that user manuals should help people, not discourage them. We see it as our mission to create happier and safer users, therefore it's our goal to be the go-to partner for manufacturers, developers, and merchants seeking high-end user documentation for their products. As our new project manager, you will manage the projects and the team that is working on the projects. You will be responsible for the final products. 

To give you an idea, your working week could look like this:

  • Have a meeting with a client to discuss the requirements of a project;
  • Create a quotation;
  • Setting up the team for a new project;
  • Organising stand-ups with the team;
  • Determine tasks and create a project admin using a project management tool;
  • Visit a client; 
  • Setting up a content management system, creating sample projects, and migrating existing content.

Sounds great, doesn't it?

YOUR ROLE AS PROJECT MANAGER

If you join our team, your tasks and responsibilities will include: 

  • collaborate with clients, other team members, translators, designers, etc.
  • audit and improve processes.
  • managing projects and adhering to deadlines.
  • being our client's contact person.
  • quality control.
  • making sure that we constantly achieve high expectations of ourselves and of our clients.

YOUR SKILLS

Ideally, you're experienced within the field of technical communication, but al least you have proven project management skills. You have a hands-on approach and are looking for an opportunity to jump join an ambitious young company and grow together.

WE WOULD LIKE YOU TO:

  • hold a BSc or MSc in a relevant subject.
  • be an organized team-player.
  • have an intuitive understanding of technology.
  • have technical communication experience.
  • be used to owning a process, making decisions, and taking responsibility.
  • speak English fluently and preferably German or Dutch.
  • be an innovative problem-solver and extremely curious.
  • have a positive attitude and a sense of humor.

WE OFFER

  • a 24 - 32 hours/week contract.
  • working in a great environment and the possibility to work from home.
  • healthcare contribution for mental care and physical therapy.
  • a competitive fixed salary.
  • covered expenses.
  • travel opportunities and working abroad.
  • training and courses. 
  • career opportunities.
  • great flexibility.
  • setting up your own social or innovation project.

We hope you recognize yourself in this role (and hope you got carried away with these perks). If so, send us an email with your motivational letter and resume to info@instrktiv.com.

LEGAL EXPERT (32-40 hrs)

(location: The Netherlands)

Are you a legislation ninja or at least interested to learn more about product safety legislation and apply that to the manuals we create?

Then we might be looking for you to join our growing team!

INSTRKTIV believes that user manuals should help people, not discourage them. We see it as our mission to create happier and safer users, therefore it's our goal to be the go-to partner for manufacturers, developers, and merchants seeking high-end user documentation for their products. As our new legal expert, you will research legal requirement, assess and enhance the manuals we create and support our clients with the CE marking process. 

To give you an idea, your working week could look like this:

  • Have a meeting with a client to discuss their product compliance issues;
  • Work on the documentation of a client's product;
  • Identify the direcives and standards that apply to a product;
  • Support our clients in the CE marking process;
  • Research standards and directives;
  • Assess the user manuals of our technical writers on compliance;

Sounds great, doesn't it?

YOUR ROLE AS OUR LEGAL EXPERT

If you join our team, your tasks and responsibilities will include: 

  • analyzing documentation.
  • understanding complex compliance requirements. 
  • update existing documentation from a compliance perspective.
  • collaborate with clients and other team members.
  • audit and improve processes.
  • managing projects and adhering to deadlines.
  • being our client's contact person.
  • ensuring quality control and making sure that we constantly achieve high expectations of ourselves and of our clients.

YOUR SKILLS

Ideally, you're experienced within the field of product compliance, or you have proven similar experience with strong technical know-how. You have a hands-on approach and are looking for an opportunity to jump join an ambitious young company and grow together.

WE WOULD LIKE YOU TO:

  • hold a BSc or MSc in law-related subject.
  • have an intuitive understanding of technology.
  • have technical writing or at least copywriting experience.
  • be used to owning a process, making decisions, and taking responsibility.
  • speak English fluently and preferably German or Dutch.
  • be an innovative problem-solver and extremely curious.
  • have high attention to detail.
  • be flexible, be able to work together and independently.
  • have a positive attitude and a sense of humor.

WE OFFER

  • a 32 - 40 hours/week contract.
  • working in a great environment and the possibility to work from home.
  • healthcare contribution for mental care and physical therapy.
  • a competitive fixed salary.
  • covered expenses.
  • travel opportunities and working abroad.
  • training and courses. 
  • career opportunities.
  • great flexibility.
  • setting up your own social or innovation project.

We hope you recognize yourself in this role (and hope you got carried away with these perks). If so, send us an email with your motivational letter and resume to info@instrktiv.com.

CONTENT MANAGEMENT EXPERT (32-40 hrs)

(location: remote)

Do you like structuring and managing content and improve content creation processes? 

Then we might be looking for you to join our growing team!

INSTRKTIV believes that user manuals should help people, not discourage them. We see it as our mission to create happier and safer users, therefore it's our goal to be the go-to partner for manufacturers, developers, and merchants seeking high-end user documentation for their products. As our content management expert, you will help setting up projects using a CMS for our international clients. 

To give you an idea, your working week could look like this:

  • Have a meeting with a client to define their information requirements;
  • Work on the documentation of a client's product, using a CMS;
  • Structuring information;
  • Creating templates, styleheets and variables;
  • Setting up a content management system, creating sample projects, and migrating existing content.

Sounds great, doesn't it?

YOUR ROLE AS CMS EXPERT

If you join our team, your tasks and responsibilities will include: 

  • analyzing products/software and structuring information.
  • understanding complex information requirements.
  • update and manage existing documentation.
  • collaborate with clients, other team members, translators, designers, etc.
  • audit and improve processes.
  • managing projects and adhering to deadlines.
  • being our client's contact person.
  • ensuring quality control and making sure that we constantly achieve high expectations of ourselves and of our clients.

YOUR SKILLS

Ideally, you're experienced within the field of technical communication, or you have proven CMS skills with strong technical know-how. You have a hands-on approach and are looking for an opportunity to jump join an ambitious young company and grow together.

WE WOULD LIKE YOU TO:

  • hold a BSc or MSc in a relevant subject.
  • be familiar with CMS and structured authoring.
  • have experience with CMS/CMSS such as MadCap Flare, DITA, Schema ST4, Adobe Framemaker, Paligo etc
  • have an intuitive understanding of technology and code.
  • have technical writing experience.
  • be used to owning a process, making decisions, and taking responsibility.
  • speak English fluently and preferably German or Dutch.
  • be an innovative problem-solver and extremely curious.
  • have high attention to detail.
  • be flexible, be able to work together and independently.
  • have a positive attitude and a sense of humor.

WE OFFER

  • a 32 - 40 hours/week contract.
  • working in a great environment and the possibility to work from home.
  • healthcare contribution for mental care and physical therapy.
  • a competitive fixed salary.
  • covered expenses.
  • travel opportunities and working abroad.
  • training and courses. 
  • career opportunities.
  • great flexibility.
  • setting up your own social or innovation project.

We hope you recognize yourself in this role (and hope you got carried away with these perks). If so, send us an email with your motivational letter and resume to info@instrktiv.com.

SENIOR TECHNICAL WRITER SOFTWARE DOCUMENTATION (36-40 hrs)

(location: The Netherlands & Germany)

Are you keen to find out how users use software, and how you can communicate that use in the best possible way? Do you like managing content, technical authoring tools and topic based authoring?  

Then we might be looking for you to join our growing team!

As our new senior technical writer for software documentation, you will create and write user-friendly software documentation (online help) for our international clients. You will be working with the other team members, managing your own projects, and be responsible for the final products. You will be working on different interesting projects simultaneously.

To give you an idea, your working week could look like this:

  • Plan your week and that create an overview of all pojects;
  • Have an online meeting with a client to discuss how their software application works and define the requirements of the manual;
  • Work on the documentation of a client's software solution, using a CMS;
  • Reviewing UI copy and wring and peer-reviewing new software features;
  • Visit a client to walk through the new software updates; 
  • Setting up a content management system, creating CSS temples.

Sounds great, doesn't it?

YOUR ROLE AS SENIOR TECHNICAL WRITER FOR SOFTWARE DOCUMENTATION

If you join our team, your tasks and responsibilities will include: 

  • analyzing software and structuring information.
  • understanding complex information requirements and translating them into clear, effective, good-looking, and compliant software documentation. 
  • creating new topics. 
  • update and manage existing software documentation.
  • collaborate with clients, other team members, translators, designers, etc.
  • audit and improve processes.
  • managing projects and adhering to deadlines.
  • being our client's contact person.
  • ensuring quality control and making sure that we constantly achieve high expectations of ourselves and of our clients.

YOUR SKILLS

Ideally, you're experienced within the field of technical communication and software documentation, or you have proven communication/writing skills with strong technical know-how. You have a hands-on approach and are looking for an opportunity to jump join an ambitious young company and grow together.

WE WOULD LIKE YOU TO:

  • have 5 years of technical writing experience.
  • be used to owning a process, making decisions, and taking responsibility.
  • have an intuitive understanding of technology and UX.
  • speak English fluently and preferably German or Dutch.
  • be an innovative problem-solver and extremely curious.
  • have high attention to detail.
  • be familiar with technical authoring tools and structured authoring.
  • be flexible, be able to work together and independently.
  • have a positive attitude and a sense of humor.

WE OFFER

  • a 36 - 40 hours/week contract.
  • working in a great environment and the possibility to work from home.
  • healthcare contribution for mental care and physical therapy.
  • a competitive fixed salary.
  • covered expenses.
  • travel opportunities and working abroad.
  • training and courses. 
  • career opportunities.
  • great flexibility.
  • setting up your own social or innovation project.

We hope you recognize yourself in this role (and hope you got carried away with these perks). If so, send us an email with your motivational letter and resume to info@instrktiv.com.

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Contact informatie

Nederland
Kraanspoor 7H2, 1033 SC Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 7870708

Duitsland
Lohmühlenstraße 65, 12435 Berlin
T: +49 (0) 30 258142572

Verenigde Staten
2301 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
+1 786 3297111

info@instrktiv.com

 

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