Technical Writer - Internship (Markham, ON)
Your Role and Responsibilities
This position resides in Markham, Ontario and is a 16-month work term commencing May 2021. It is mandatory that all applicants are enrolled in full-time studies at a post-secondary institution and returning to full-time studies upon completion of the work term.
The candidate will be responsible for designing and developing customer documentation for our product portfolio. The successful candidate will quickly gain a sound theoretical and hands-on understanding of the technical details and produce documentation that delights our customers. You will also advise the development team on style and language use within the product. The media that you will use can cover a broad spectrum, including traditional text, product embedded help, guided tours, graphics, and videos.
At IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems? If so, lets talk.
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
- Co-op or internship program enrolment is mandatory
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Familiarity with writing and editing content for different types of users - End Users, Administrators, Developers
- Ability to grasp complex technical concepts and make them easily understandable
- Proficiency in content authoring, graphics design, and multimedia tools including DITA XML, Adobe Illustrator,
- Camtasia, MS Office, Notepad ++, and a screen capture tool like Hypersnap.
- Familiarity with software development lifecycle in an Agile development environment.
Preferred Technical and Professional Experience
- Knowledge of programming concepts and languages such as Java
- Experience with Windows OS and familiarity with Linux OS
- Good understanding of hybrid Cloud computing on Z platform, which is supplemented by some familiarity with web services, micro services, and other technologies
High School Diploma/GED
About Business Unit
IBM Systems helps IT leaders think differently about their infrastructure. IBM servers and storage are no longer inanimate - they can understand, reason, and learn so our clients can innovate while avoiding IT issues. Our systems power the world’s most important industries and our clients are the architects of the future. Join us to help build our leading-edge technology portfolio designed for cognitive business and optimized for cloud computing.
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This role will involve working with technology that is covered by Export Regulations sanctions. If you are a Foreign National from any of the following US sanctioned countries (Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria) on a work permit, you are not eligible for employment in this position.
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