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Technical Writer

Usability & Design Associate Munich, BY, Germany

Founded in Munich, Germany in 1989, Brainlab develops, manufactures and markets software-driven medical technology, enabling access to improved, more efficient, less-invasive patient treatments. Our key to success is our creative, talented and hard-working team, which consists of around 2000 dedicated and inspiring individuals in 25 locations worldwide. To succeed in reaching our targets, we are seeking committed colleagues who can stand behind our core values curious, authentic and useful:

Job Description

As a technical writer you are part of the Brainlab Technical Writing team within the Usability & Design department. You are responsible for developing and maintaining the written instructions for use and other related documentation that are supplied to customers together with Brainlab products in English. Additionally, you will work on projects to improve technical documentation processes and work to enrich the customer experience.

In this position, you will:

  • Independently write assigned user guides and related documentation
  • Ensure that user guides have a clear structure and consistent concept, keeping in mind the need to localize and reuse content
  • Acquire in-depth knowledge of Brainlab products
  • Maximize communication and cooperation with relevant R&D and Quality Management teams
  • Create and process images and screenshots
  • Upload content to our user guide website
  • Tackle administrative projects
  • Contribute to and maintain the internal wikis for our tools and procedures


  • Required skills:
    • Native English speaker or equivalent
    • Outstanding writing skills and a passion for writing technical documentation
    • Experience in technical documentation development
    • Knowledge of authoring tools and single-source publishing to multiple outputs
    • Excellent technical understanding
    • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
    • Excellent social, team-work and self-management skills
    • Attention to detail
  • Preferred skills:
    • Experience authoring in an XML-based CMS and/or structured FrameMaker
    • Experience editing images in Inkscape or Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator)
    • Experience or interest in XML, HTML5 or programming languages
    • Background knowledge in medical technology
  • Nice to have
    • Knowledge in physics and/or radiation therapy
    • Experience managing website content

Additional Information

  • A mutually-supportive, international team
  • Meaningful work with a lasting impact on medical technology
  • 30 vacation days, plus December 24th and December 31st
  • Flexible working hours as well as hybrid work model within Germany
  • Parking garage and safe underground bike storage
  • Award-winning subsidized company restaurant and in-house cafes
  • Variety-rich fitness program in our ultra-modern 360m2 company gym
  • Regular after work, team, and company events
  • Comprehensive training and continuing education opportunities

Ready to apply? We look forward to receiving your online application including your first available start date and desired salary. 

Your HR Contact Person
Géraldine Ferrer
Senior Recruiter

Géraldine Ferrer [email protected]

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