Senior Technical Writer 1

Makati City, National Capital Region (NCR), PH, 1225

Technical Support

Sophos Overview – Cybersecurity Evolved 
Sophos evolves to meet every new challenge, protecting more than 400,000 organizations of all sizes in more than 150 countries from today’s most advanced cyberthreats. Powered by SophosLabs, our cloud-native and AI-enhanced solutions are able to adapt and evolve to secure endpoints and networks against never-before-seen cybercriminal tactics and techniques. Managed through our award-winning, cloud-based platform, Sophos Central, our best-of-breed products work together through our unique Synchronized Security system to share threat intelligence and respond to evolving threats. The Sophos suite of products secures networks and endpoints against automated and active-adversary breaches, ransomware, malware, exploits, data exfiltration, phishing, and more.



Job Purpose

As an integral team member of the Sophos Support organization, the Technical Writer owns and is accountable for creating, planning, writing, editing, and maintaining the Sophos knowledge base articles (KBA). 

You will work closely with subject matter experts from Technical Support, Product Management, Engineering, QA, Technical Writing Team Lead, and the rest of the team members to generate content for our customers so that they have the latest information to resolve their questions or issues.

Main Duties
•    Responsible even under minimal supervision, creating, planning, writing, editing, and maintaining KBAs
•    Majority of the time is spent in editorial reviews from multiple authors, ensuring conformity to our standards
•    Research products through engineering documentation, personal interviews, and hands-on experience. 
•    Work with the Team Leader and the rest of the Technical Writers to determine further improvements to the team.
•    Determine, analyze and communicate top call drivers to product management and be the voice of the customer
•    Analyze existing and potential content, focusing on reuse and single-sourcing opportunities
•    Schedules, leads, and facilitates document reviews.
•    Tracks and reports progress using our tools and communicate concerns to the Team Leader and the rest of the team.
•    Performs work within the company and regulatory guidelines.

Skills & Experience

•    At least 3 years’ experience in a technical writing role.
•    At least 2 years’ experience in a technical support role with a software company is a plus.
•    Technical knowledge and understanding of IT Security concepts, including antivirus, networking, data protection, cloud, firewalls, disaster recovery, malware, and encryption technologies 
•    Curiosity and passion for learning new technologies
•    Proven experience in a technical writing position
•    Able to prioritize tasks and multi-task
•    Strong attention to detail
•    Expertise in MS Office products, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
•    Experience with desktop and web content publishing software (Salesforce, Confluence, Visio, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Snagit), single-source publication development, video software knowledge is a plus.
•    Exceptional written and verbal communication skills in English.
•    Ability to deliver high-quality documentation, paying attention to detail.
•    Able to work independently and adapt quickly to shifting priorities and prioritize tasks and ensure high quality in a dynamic environment.
•    Able to cross-functionally lead and influence others.



Equal Opportunities
Sophos is committed to equality opportunity in all areas of its work. All qualified applicants will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation.
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At Sophos, we want every organization to be protected by innovative, next-generation IT security, even those who don't have a huge IT staff. We protect organizations of all sizes, all around the world by making enterprise-grade security that is simple to deploy, manage, and use. It is our passion, and something we are truly proud of.

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