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Steve W

Technical Communications Specialist

Occupation:

Technical Writer

Location:

Inver Grove Heights, MN

Education Level:

Bachelor

Will Relocate:

No

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Highly experienced, outcomes driven leader in technical documentation and product specifications with proven record of dramatically exceeding goals for quality assurance and profit margin through market intelligence and operational efficiency. Over 12 years of demonstrated excellence in global manufacturing solutions within high tech, electronics, automotive and consumer product industries. Adept in full scope of oversight for creation of technical specifications and documentation for new product launches. Recognized for ability to develop new value propositions for existing products, creating expansion of market share to optimize revenue and profit margin. Experienced specialist in development of effective consumer facing documentation to ensure customer satisfaction and brand loyalty. Demonstrated proficiency in translating product owner vision into clear, concise technical specifications, and collaborating cross-functionally to ensure that the overall strategy is aligned across all stakeholders including product management, project management, engineering, and quality assurance. Passionate about achieving peak efficiency in every phase of the product manufacturing lifecycle, from request for proposal, to prototype development, product design, engineering, production, and quality control.

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Magazine Steve media url Global and National economics
Website Steve media url Wall Street Journal Business and Current Affairs

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Highlights:

• Streamlined and improved global operations through creation of an internal specifications discipline; created specifications, developed a SharePoint library for remote access by domestic and international engineers. • Reduced time for product speed to market by writing UI/UX specifications in alignment with the Product Owner’s vision, thus decreasing the length of time spent to create prototypes and execute product testing. • Improved quality assurance, decreased time for product speed to market, and reduced duration of product testing by forcing definitions through specification discipline, thus eliminating project scope creep.

Companies I like:

3M, Medtronic, Northrup Grumman, Engineering, Medical

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Direct oversight of Electronics and Software specifications across the full product line. Develop cloud-based Tech Comms library of firmware and software specifications for use by remote Engineers in domestic and international operations. Create wireframes, storyboarding, and UI/UX in documenting functionality for Product Management. Develop specifications for software and electrical engineering for release of new products. Implement networking, IOT, and Bluetooth integration. Embedded firmware for Android and IOS. Agile environment, interfacing with multiple engineering disciplines, product managers, and project managers in a matrix organization to successfully further strategies for competitive products. Ensured product compliance with FCC and CPSC regulations.
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