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Lead Technical Writer

  • De Lier, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
€2,500 - €4,000 per monthTech & Data

Job description

Your future ecosystem
You will join two technical writers in our documentation team and you collaborate with many teams within the company in the likes of Product Owners, development teams, UX, Technical Support, Priva Academy.

Between Rotterdam and The Hague, you find the greenhouse capital of the world: “Het Westland”, where our campus is located in De Lier. We emerged from our knowledge of climate control in glasshouses, but we expanded our knowledge to Building Automation.

Priva started as a hardware company and transformed into an innovative software company that grew to become the global market leader in horticulture and building automation. Today we are a high-tech company that develops hardware, software and digital services in the field of climate control, energy-saving and optimal reuse of water. We do this for horticulture, indoor and city farming, as well as utility buildings such as offices, retail, hotels and hospitals.

Our next step is to conquer the digital domain and become a digital service provider, selling subscriptions to "climate as a service".

We are proud to be working with over 600 colleagues, in 16 international branch offices divided over 12 countries together with over 400 international installation partners to deliver our sustainable solutions and services in more than 100 countries.

How you add value

Together with a team of two Technical Writers, you are responsible for the technical documentation for all hardware and software that Priva develops, such as installation manuals and online help. Additionally, you manage UI translations for the software that Priva develops.

This role is not only about writing technical documentation. We are looking for someone who will take on a leadership role in the team and has software knowledge for the replacement and maintenance of the systems we use to create and publish documentation and manage translations.

Initially, you will focus on content-related tasks to gain knowledge of Priva's products, our work processes, and the software we use. Next to that, the focus will be on the renewal and improvement of processes and software we work with. Also, you can elevate the documentation to a higher level by making it more suitable for today's products and services. 

Job requirements

Who you are

We are looking for a versatile person; someone with leadership qualities, structure, attention to detail, and a strong understanding about and affinity for technical products. Furthermore, we will read your resumé to find:

  • Minimum Bachelor working and thinking level;
  • Excellent command of the English and Dutch language, both spoken and written. A third language is a big plus
  • Experience in implementing a Component Content Management System (CCMS) is a big plus
  • Experience with Azure DevOps, Git, UI translation management software
  • Confident in managing stakeholder expectations and pushing for clarifying documentation requirements
  • Currently living in the Netherlands.

What you get

In numbers:

  • A gross salary based on your experience in the range of € 4.000 and € 5.000,- based on 40 hours a week;
  • We find a healthy work-life balance important: working flexible hours combined with 30 vacation days a year and the option to buy more
  • 8% holiday allowance;
  • Travel allowance of 0,23 cents/km with a daily maximum of 150 kilometers.

For your own sustainability:

  • Be secure with our pension plan;
  • Feel engaged and join our participation plan;
  • Keep on learning with your personal education possibilities and budget;
  • Be happy and fit by using our healthy cafeteria, our free on-premises fitness where you can participate in CrossFit, Pilates, and Spinning classes or play table tennis or football.

Our values

Priva's mission is to create an optimal environment where people can work, grow and develop. We offer worldwide solutions for horticulture and building automation. Our ambition is to be known as the leading technology and service provider for sustainable urban deltas. We are proud that our solutions result in lower consumption of natural resources and contribute to some of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Our culture is built around our core values; sustainable, innovation, make it happen, and human. In our latest employment survey, our colleagues mainly described our culture as: open, ambitious, innovative, friendly, committed, informal, flexible, and down to earth. We aim to be a dynamic, fast-paced, flat, and informal organization, where our colleagues have the space to grow and develop.

We believe that to be successful, it is important to include people with different perspectives, backgrounds, and cultures. Every day, we continue to build our open culture with people who are driven to turn our vision into reality, regardless of who they love, where they are from, or what they believe in. We encourage and celebrate people to voice their opinions and be their authentic selves.

Does this make you smile, and do you see yourself as our new Technical Writer? Apply below or contact us for more information. We’ll get back to you within two weeks, we are keen to get to know you!


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