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8 Jan 2021

Full-Time Technical Writer

Accuray Inc. – Posted by Accuray Inc. Madison, Wisconsin, United States

Job Description

Give hope. Give health. Make your mark in the fight against cancer.

At Accuray, we make a direct and powerful impact on the lives of cancer patients every day — helping them live longer, better lives. But our commitment to innovation offers a truly unique opportunity: the chance to change the fight against cancer — helping to develop, introduce and support new treatment delivery systems and software that will give new hope and new health to cancer patients and cancer survivors around the world

Accuray develops, manufactures and sells radiotherapy systems that make cancer treatments shorter, safer, personalized and more effective, ultimately enabling patients to live longer, better lives. Our radiation treatment delivery systems in combination with fully-integrated software solutions set the industry standard for precision and cover the full range of radiation therapy and radiosurgery procedures.

Job Description


The Technical Writer creates end-user documentation and proactively collaborates with team members, QA engineers, SW/HW engineers, and R&D/Physics groups to produce and edit technical content in a large documentation set consisting of several user manuals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Follows established processes and writing standards.
  • Ensures the quality and accuracy of documentation.
  • Complies with regulatory standards.
  • Coordinates information for multiple projects.
  • Ensures documentation development is completed per project schedules.
  • Performs as a lead-writer on documentation projects.
  • Contributes to team standards, including style guides, vocabularies, process improvements, information models, document design, content and reuse plans, annotated topic lists, etc.
  • Ensures safety issues related to the use of Accuray products are researched and addressed.


a. Required

  • Attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to create new content that follows existing standards Clear, concise writing style demonstrated by writing samples.
  • Aptitude to quickly learn complex technology and software applications.
  • Ability to work independently with some guidance, follow instructions, and update the team on progress; proactively ask questions, raise issues, and follow up to resolve them.
  • Ability to tactfully work with QA engineers, SW/HW engineers, and Marketing to gather information and independently obtain hands-on access to products to learn new features.
  • Ability to work remotely while collaborating well with team members and be readily available to project managers, engineers, and Subject Matter Experts.
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud, and similar desktop and cloud-based applications for graphics and screenshots.
  • Proficient use of common Microsoft Office applications.
  • 3-5 years of experience creating technical documentation.
  • Medical device experience or a technical background.
  • Experience with FrameMaker.
  • Experience with DITA XML information development processes.
  • Experience with XML tools such as Oxygen, Xmetal, EasyDITA, Arbortext or similar.

b. Preferred or Desired

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Experience creating and maintaining application scripts in Adobe Illustrator, Excel, etc.
  • Experience with Complex Capital Medical Devices.

To qualify for this position, candidates must be able to furnish proof that they are authorized to work in the US on a permanent basis without sponsorship.

EEO Statement

At Accuray Our commitment to patient-first outcomes drives an inclusive and collaborative work environment where the best ideas rise to the top — and everyone works to push them further. We value diversity in both the professional and personal backgrounds of our employees, as this variety adds rich energy to every team, every project and every work day. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin – including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

How to Apply

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Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 71 days.

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