Technical Writer

12 October 2018

Septentrio is a leading supplier of highly accurate GPS/GNSS receivers for demanding applications, requiring accuracies in the decimeter or centimeter range, even under difficult conditions. We provide board level OEM modules as well as system level GPS/GNSS receivers to our global customer base in machine control and construction, land and marine survey, mobile mapping, drones and more.

Septentrio is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium and has offices in Torrance, CA (US), Shanghai and Tokyo, and partners throughout the world. For our offices in Leuven, Septentrio is seeking to hire a highly motivated professional for the following function:


You are used to writing excellent copy for corporate websites, company brochures, technical blogs, press releases, other literature and social media platforms. You can understand technical topics and translate them into relevant marketing and sales support copy for technical but not expert audiences. You have a strong interest in technical topics and trends such as self-driving cars or Internet of Things (IOT). You will be based at headquarters in Leuven but can occasionally work from home.


As Technical Writer you:

  • are a key player in the evolution of our corporate voice and ensure that it is consistently implemented across multiple platforms
  • develop blog style articles, write testimonials, write and release press worthy articles, collaborate with industry magazines, online blog journalists and collaborate with other marketing team members
  • pivot easily from a macro editorial point of view to a micro understanding of product detail
  • develop on-brand, informative and engaging copy for top notch technical products such as GNSS receivers
  • write succinct, punchy web copy and attention-grabbing headlines with a marketing edge
  • distill complex concepts down into short, easy to understand lines
  • · balance efficiency with quality creative output in a fast-paced environment



  • have demonstrated your writing skills in English, preferably for technology companies or subjects
  • have a technical background allowing you to understand our solutions and technology on a conceptual level, and to translate these into copy for a non-specialized but technically savvy audience
  • are experienced in and comfortable with writing in multiple short and long-form styles
  • are able to multi-task, to work independently or as part of a team
  • have strong time management and organization skills
  • are a self-starter with energy, drive and determination to accomplish goals
  • have confidence in building rapport with (internal) clients and nurturing good working relationships
  • are fluent in English. Knowledge of Dutch, French and/or other languages are a bonus


We consider it an extra asset if you have experience working in a public relations role, demonstrated social media savviness and/or have a degree in engineering or similar.


In exchange for your talent, we have put together an interesting blend with opportunities for development, room for innovative ideas and offer a pleasant professional working environment with colleagues from all over the world, next to a competitive salary, fringe benefits and a good work-life balance.


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