Here are details on the most recent vacancies we have on our books.
We have clients looking to recruit Technical Authors for the following positions:
Our friends, Testpartners Ltd are looking for exceptional applicants for a couple of test positions.
Suitable applicants are likely to have degree-level education, supervisory or managerial experience and at least 5 years experience of exploratory and automated testing of web-based applications. The work will be done in their office in Central London.
The job description is at http://www.testpartners.co.uk/exploratory_tester_2.htm
We’re still looking for candidates for these Technical Author vacancies:
#4092 Documentation Team Leader, Antwerp, €45K-€50K
#4088 Jnr Technical Author / Technical Author, London
#4087 Jnr Technical Author / Technical Author, London SW4
#4086 Contract Senior Technical Author, 8 months, €32/hour Near Amsterdam
#4085 Technical Author, Lancashire £28K
Here are some of the vacancies that have come in within the last 10 days, which we’re looking to fill:
- #4072 Contract Technical Author, 9 months, Circa €30/hour, Near Amsterdam
- #4071 Courseware Developer, West Surrey, £23K-£27K
- #4070 Contract Technical Author, 6 months, London
Our client is looking for someone to join its documentation team and be responsible for developing the documentation required by software developers using its software. This is a fast growing company, at the front in its market sector, so you need to comfortable working in the challenging, rewarding and informal environment that this successful start-up company engenders.
This documentation covers software architectures, and it also provides information on how to develop software applications using the Software Developer Kits, APIs and developer tools. The role involves deriving documentation from the project source code and leading this aspect of the documentation process within the Technical Documentation team.
You need to have:
- A degree in Computer Science, Technical Communications or any other relevant technical subject
- At least 1 year’s experience of technical writing in the technology sector
- The ability to read and/or write in Java (and ideally other high-level programming languages)
- The ability to develop code samples and applications
- Experience of working in a commercial software development environment
Ideally, you will have experience of working in a Single Source environment and Open Source programming environments.
Contact us if you wish to apply.
We’ve just posted up a vacancy for a lead technical author in Switzerland with a salary of circa £64,000 ($105,744) - around two and a half times the average salary in the UK. So why would someone pay this amount for a technical author? After all, don’t they just write manuals that no-one reads?
The answer probably lies in the nature of the work. They will be responsible for creating and updating documentation relating to the building and commissioning of gas turbines. If the turbines don’t work or if they go wrong, then the consequences could be explosive.
In fact, technical writing is a lot to do with communicating change and ensuring conformance. Change is fundamental to a business – it’s often closely tied to management and leadership.
As a leader of a business, you need to have a vision or goal and you need to be able to communicate that to the rest of the organisation. In the UK we have a Prime Minister, who admitted this weekend he is a poor communicator. Overseas, he is seen as a great leader through the current economic crisis. Here, his party is suffering its lowest poll ratings in modern history.
Communication matters, so perhaps that’s why it’s worth paying to hire a good communicator.
We’ve had a number of new vacancies for technical authors come in within the last few days – in the UK and mainland Europe. You can see them on our Technical Author Vacancies page.
We’ve two clients, one in France and the other in Denmark, willing to hire US American and Canadian technical writers who have the skills they need. Salaries are up to $150,000 pa.
There are approximately 1,500,000 Americans of Danish origin or descent,according to Wikipedia, so this could be a homecoming of sorts.
See the Vacancies page on our web site for more details.