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Requisition Number 17-0299
Title Associate Technical Writer
Location US-MN-Bloomington
Position Type Full-Time

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct interviews with various users and technical staff to gather data for documentation
  • Research and translate technical information into manuals and/or web-based documents for non-technical and technical users
  • Communicate up to manager – not just progress but also concerns from the engineering team
  • Meet deadlines

Minimum Education and/or Experience:

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree or nearly complete Bachelor’s degree in technical writing or a related discipline

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Not a deal breaker if you are passionate for technology but if you have experience in software such as a minor in Software development, or a course in a particular language, or personal experience with writing code – this job will be easier.
  • Problem solving
  • Communication – willing to communicate with an expert about something you have no clue
  • Identify when you need help or intervention
  • Creativity
  • Act resourcefully in difficult situations
  • Assertive about understanding if something doesn’t make sense
  • Tenacity to get things right


  • Aptitude for understanding engineer
  • Understanding user centric design and user experience as well as usability tenants
  • Passion for learning
  • Insatiable curiosity
  • Desire to make information understandable to appropriate audience
  • Value team and company success more than individual credit and success
  • Willing to take risks on creative and innovative solutions
  • Act resourcefully in difficult situations

About Cray: Global supercomputing leader Cray Inc. (Nasdaq: CRAY) provides innovative systems and solutions enabling scientists and engineers in industry, academia and government to meet existing and future simulation and analytics challenges. Leveraging more than 40 years of experience in developing and servicing the world’s most advanced supercomputers, Cray has a comprehensive portfolio of supercomputers and big data storage and analytics solutions delivering unrivaled performance, efficiency and scalability. Cray’s collegial workforce of creative, bright, passionate and focused people collaborate to build powerful technologies that solve the world’s most challenging problems. With Cray’s relaxed work environment and amazing benefits, take the initiative to join a company of dedicated innovators. Your next is now at Cray. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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