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Technical Writer Student - 4 or 8 Month Winter Term



Marketing & Communications, IT
Waterloo, ON, Canada
Posted on Saturday, September 16, 2023

Worker Sub-Type:

Student (Fixed Term)

Job Description:


The BlackBerry IVY Engineering organization is looking for a technical writer to translate complex technical concepts into clear, concise, and accurate technical documentation targeting a wide range of audiences within the development community.

The ideal candidate is attentive to detail, experienced writing documentation for developers of embedded systems, and interested in learning about new technologies as well as the people who rely on them.

Location: Waterloo, ON

Length of Term: 4-8 Months


  • Plan, write, and maintain user guides, programming guides, API reference guides, technical notes, and release notes

  • Gather information from source code, design documents, standards, and engineers

  • Collaborate with product managers to set and meet requirements

  • Interact with Technical Project Managers to set and meet project schedules

  • Contribute to the maintenance and upkeep of the writing style guide, document templates, and other internal processes and standards

  • Provide suggestions for continuous improvement of existing department standards and processes

  • Manage multiple streams of work with parallel deadlines


  • Currently pursuing a post-secondary degree in computer science, engineering, or other technical program

  • Familiar with information architecture, markup languages, source version control, problem reporting, and continuous integration

  • Software readability (C++, Python, Java)

  • Superior communication skills including verbal, written, and interpersonal


  • Experience with complex systems

  • Expertise in content discovery, best practices for research, and user experience design

  • Experience with video editing or production

  • Passion for automotive industry

Student Life at Blackberry

  • Growth Mindset: employees have access to skills training and professional development courses, mentorship programs as well as unlimited access to our on-demand learning platform.
  • Commitment to Wellness: employees have access to events that support physical, mental and financial wellness. We host wellness sessions, fitness courses, discounts to local gyms and offer a 24/7 Employee Assistant Program (EAP).
  • Highly collaborative teams and a supportive workplace environment, with organization-wide events and a student social committee.
  • Employee Perks: we have snack and beverage programs at all locations. Students also have access to discounts for local stores, transportation, restaurants and activities.

See more about the student program at BlackBerry over on our Instagram @BlackBerryStudentLife

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