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Title:  Technical Writer


Leipzig, DE, 4109

About Descartes: 

Descartes (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX) is the global leader in providing on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions focused on improving the productivity, performance and security of logistics-intensive businesses. Descartes has over 147,000 parties using its cloud based services. Customers use our modular, software-as-a-service solutions to route, schedule, track and measure delivery resources; plan, allocate and execute shipments; rate, audit and pay transportation invoices; file customs and security documents for imports and exports; and complete numerous other logistics processes by participating in the world's largest, collaborative multimodal logistics community. Our headquarters are in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and we have offices and partners around the world. Learn more at




As a member of the Descartes Systems Group, Descartes Systems (Germa-ny) GmbH is one of the leading providers of warehouse management soft-ware in eCommerce. As part of the Descartes Systems Group Inc. (DSGX) with more than 1.500 employees and more than 20.000 clients worldwide we belong the most successful IT companies in the area of logistics and supply chain.


With pixi WMS, Descartes covers all eCommerce and omnichannel back-end pro-cesses providing central control and automation of order import, pick-pack-ship process, handover to the logistics service provider and home delivery. It is the flexible and scalable solution for efficient order processing and strong, established logistics processes. With its modular architecture, web services and standard inter-faces, pixi can be seamlessly integrated into existing ERP systems and linked to marketplaces, shop and industry solutions. More than 300 companies – including major online pure players, brands and manufacturers, retailers as well as B2B wholesale distributors – ship from 200 to 10.000 parcels a day and generate annu-al revenue up to 60 Million Euro.

As a technical writer for Descartes, you will work in a dynamic environment providing documentation for a wide range of software products. 


Key Responsibilities:


  • Collaborate with multiple product development teams to research, develop, edit, format and review software documentation in German and English
  • Maintenance & improvement of existing documents and online help for multiple products to help reduce the number of incoming support tickets and increase customer satisfaction
  • Participate in team meetings to provide status updates and discuss new features
  • Use of image capture and graphics software to illustrate components
  • Help define, apply, and maintain writing processes, language standards and localization protocols to drive consistency across the Descartes product portfolio
  • Drive a culture of knowledge sharing and collaboration by using Microsoft’s collaboration tools such as Yammer, Sharepoint and Teams


Knowledge and Skills:


  • Bachelor's degree in English/German, computer science or a related field, or equivalent education
  • Several years prior experience in technical writing
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, image capture software, graphics software and online help applications such as 
  • Excellent writing and grammar skills in English and German; capable of communicating ideas with different audiences in mind
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Organized and detail-oriented and able to balance multiple projects at the same time
  • Ability to quickly learn and describe new features
  • Team oriented, but capable of focused, independent work
  • Experience with e-commerce, transportation management, logistics or the supply chain industry is helpful but not required
  • Familiar with HTML and CSS for proper formatting of online help pages

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