UX Writer

  • location: Mountain View, CA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $90 - $110 per hour
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UX Writer

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Position Description

Please provide writing samples in submittal

  • Candidate must provide a synopsis of project scope along with sample
  • Waymo is looking for a UX writer to join the Waymo UX team. You will author a wide array of content for Waymo's mobile app, in-car experience, internal tools, and more. Above all, you will decipher complex information and communicate it clearly, concisely, and accurately.
  • If you want to help shape the Waymo rider experience and relish working with really smart designers, researchers, and product managers, please apply.
location: Mountain View, California
job type: Contract
salary: $90 - 110 per hour
work hours: 9am to 6pm
education: Bachelors
Top 3 daily Responsibilities:

  • Work as an integral part of the Waymo product team, collaborating closely and effectively both with designers and with the extended product team, including managers, engineers, researchers, product management, legal, and marketing.
  • Work with Marketing, Brand, and Communication teams to develop Waymo UX content styleguide.
  • Plan, research, and write UI text and related copy for a variety of products and features, and ensure that final text is incorporated in the final product.
  • BA/BS degree; or in lieu of degree, 8+years relevant work experience.
  • Minimum of 6 years of relevant work experience.
skills: Minimum Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree; or in lieu of degree, 8+years relevant work experience.
  • Minimum of 6 years of relevant work experience.
  • Familiarity with SDLC and being embedded in a product or engineering work team
  • Advanced editing, writing, and project management skills for a broad range of audiences, including but not limited to UX writing and longer-form technical or design documentation.
  • Proven ability to take the initiative and see complex projects through to completion with minimal direction.
  • Able to manage multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Comfortable learning about and discussing technical issues, ranging from engineering details to animation or design minutiae.
  • Experience with consumer-focused writing for computing platforms.
Ability to work independently

  • Comfort level with ambiguity
  • Familiarity with localization practices and issues, including the ability to spot potential translation issues and the kinds of information translators need about a particular string to translate it effectively.
Nice to have:

  • Familiarity with the automotive industry and automotive design practices.
  • Basic knowledge of a few typical design tools like InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, or Sketch; for example, for editing text in mocks or preparing screenshots.
  • Experience developing information architecture for complex documentation sets.
  • Familiar with HTML, CSS, XML, and related technologies.
  • Working knowledge of critical business or technical concepts related to a product area, such as in-depth knowledge of legal, marketing, or other factors that impact a product's development; or specialized knowledge of technical issues related to a specific type of UI, such as location or security.
  • Familiarity with source code management, build systems, and related processes.

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Qualified applicants in San Francisco with criminal histories will be considered for employment in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

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