Senior Technical Writer I

Website BluetoothSIG Bluetooth SIG

Status: Full-time, Employee

Job Function: Technical Writing

Relevant Work Experience: 8+ years

Career Level: Senior

Office Location: Kirkland, Wa

Workplace Type: Hybrid (a mix of work from home or in office)

Salary Range: $103,000 – $106,000 /annually


  • Fully Paid Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance for Employees and Eligible Dependents
  • Qualified High Deductible Health Plan/Health Savings Account/FSA
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Prescription Drug Benefits
  • Long-Term Care Reimbursement
  • WPFLM Reimbursement
  • Employer-paid short-term and long-term disability
  • Employer paid Life and AD&D
  • 401(k) Plan with Company Matching and No Vesting Period
  • Net-Employer 401(k) Contribution
  • Bi-annual Bonus Program
  • Minimum 15 Vacation Days Per Year
  • 12 Company Holidays
  • Personal Volunteer Time
  • 10 Days of Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • 7 Sick Days Per Year

The Role

As a Senior Technical Writer on the Specification Creation team, you will collaborate closely with representatives from member organizations across the global technology industry to write, edit, and release the specifications and other content deliverables that define the next generation of Bluetooth wireless technology. With an emphasis on upstream engagement in the technology development process, you will apply technical communication best practices to the delivery of Bluetooth specifications. Your role will include direct engagement with subject matter experts to define the ideal content strategy and information architecture for a given Bluetooth feature area, including writing informative or conceptual content that developers will use to create their Bluetooth-enabled products.

Roles And Responsibilities

  • Plan, write, and release content in support of new Bluetooth wireless technology features.
  • Edit and standardize content drafted by SME contributors.
  • Develop and apply expertise in Bluetooth technology when writing content and counsel Working Groups on writing best practices.
  • Participate in interviewing candidates for open positions, and supervise contract staff as needed.
  • Mentor and provide direction to others.
  • Consult leadership and executive staff regarding Specification Creation projects and initiatives.
  • Lead planning, scheduling, and managing of content deliverables.
  • Be a primary writer for a working group and act as the key liaison with the working group members.
  • Define and apply content strategy and information architecture best practices to the planning, design, and delivery of specifications in assigned area of responsibility.
  • Lead or contribute to the development of the Bluetooth Drafting Guidelines and standardization of specifications and other Bluetooth SIG content.
  • Collaborate effectively with internal teams and Bluetooth SIG leadership.
  • Collaborate extensively and build efficient consensus with external teams, groups, and industry committees.
  • Lead or contribute to significant improvements in Bluetooth SIG processes for specification development across the broader organization.
  • 10-15% travel (including international travel)

Skills And Requirements

  • 8+ years’ experience producing technical content for a technical audience.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Technical Communication, Journalism, English, or equivalent technical experience
  • Expert knowledge in writing best practices.
  • Stellar writing and editing skills with a focus on quality and attention to detail.
  • 3-5 years’ experience working in a structured and/or component content management environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to interview candidates for staff positions and supervise contract staff.
  • Proven track record of initiating, leading, managing, and completing complex projects with high quality related to supporting critical goals for the organization.
  • Passion for technology.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and ability to interact effectively in an international business environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, empathy for customer.
  • 5+ years’ experience working in a globally distributed organization.
  • 5+ years’ experience collaborating with internal and external teams/groups in Agile/Scrum environment.
  • Accountable team player and leader who collaborates effectively in a team environment.

Who We Are

At the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (‘the SIG’), we envision a world where everything and everyone that wants to connect should be able to do so in a simple, secure, and wireless way. We advance the awareness and understanding of Bluetooth technology worldwide, oversee the development of new generations of Bluetooth technology, and provide the processes and tools for developers to build, test, qualify, and brand their Bluetooth products.

Our collaborative, fast-paced company culture and critical role in creating a more connected world with Bluetooth products will put you at the forefront of technology innovation.

At the SIG, collaboration, commitment, integrity, respect, humility, and creativity are at the core of who we are and are displayed on a daily basis. We use our values to cultivate relationships with our members, business partners, and our organization. When joining the Bluetooth SIG, you share and display these values at the highest level.

Not only do we care about getting work done and how we work together, we care about YOU – by providing learning and development opportunities, social events, a safety program, a wellbeing program, free snacks and drinks, and cool company swag.

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