Current vacancies – Technical Author and similar jobs

Here is a list of the current vacancies:

#4192 Contract API Technical Author, Central London, 4 months

Our client is looking for a Technical Author to help them create a developer portal that will  support the organisations that use their APIs and SDKs.

You will help them develop the documentation:

  • API and SDK reference documentation
    • The SDKs are used by their partners to build mobile apps written in Java, Kotlin and Swift
  • Other developer guides
  • Guides on implementing complete features with the APIs
  • Write or edit code samples for the guides
  • Assist developers who will be contributing content.

You must have experience in:

  • Writing documentation for APIs and SDKs
  • Writing developer guides
  • Working with OpenAPI specification files

You must be able to work with:

  • Javadoc, Swift-flavoured markdown
  • Tools such as Kotlin and Swift that generate reference documentation from the source code
  • git or GitHub

The work will involve looking at code (Kotlin, Java, Swift, Ruby, Javascript etc.), and making calls to APIs.

They are looking for a contractor to start in August. Rate: £320/day. The documentation is written in a mixture of HTML and Markdown. They would would prefer the person to work on-site, as they need to collaborate and extract knowledge from other teams.

#4192 Technical Author / UX Content Writer, London, circa £35K

Our client is looking for a Technical Author/UX Content writer to work as part of its User Experience team. The Technical Authors in this team focus on improving the customer journey. To achieve this, they develop contextual Help, web-based Help pages, API guides, and a few PDF documents. Your role will be to work on both the end-user and API developer documentation.

The client is a successful software company in the financial sector with staff in the UK, mainland Europe, the Far East, and the USA. It works in an Agile development environment. This means you will be liaising with a broad range of people, including developers, testers, product managers, project managers, the marketing departments, and support staff. You will be expected to take ownership of your own projects, and prioritise your own work across multiple simultaneous projects. This will involve interacting with colleagues based in London and elsewhere.

You must be a graduate, or have equivalent qualifications/experience.

Ideally, you will have:

  • Experience of writing end-user documentation
  • Knowledge of APIs
  • Experience of a Help authoring tool or a CMS
  • An understanding of single sourcing and version control

#4191 Contract Technical Author, rail sector, remote working

Our client is looking for contract Technical Authors to work on a large, railway-related project.

The work will include documenting: Standard Operating Procedures, maintenance manuals, emergency manuals, troubleshooting manuals, engineering specifications, engineering drawings and parts lists.

You must have at least five years technical authoring experience.

Ideally, you will have:

  • German or Spanish language skills
  • Experience in the railway industry
  • Experience of using Schema ST4

They will consider people who have worked previously as an aerospace or vehicle mechanic.

Rate

The client has not specified a rate, so you’ll need to tell us the rate you would be looking for.

Location

The work can be done remotely, although you will be required to travel from time to time to Switzerland.

#4190 Contract Technical Author, Cambridge

Job description

Our client is a software company in Cambridge that is developing a new database tool. It is looking for a Technical Author on a short term contract.

The work is to:

  • Explain the concepts behind the tool
  • Write Help topics on how to use the software
  • Write microcopy text to guide the user inside the application

As a point of reference, they like the approach used by Atlassian:

Getting started with JIRA Software

In fact, they use the Atlassian Confluence wiki platform as their authoring tool.

You’ll be working closely with the Product Manager and the product design team, which means you’ll need to work onsite.

Skills and experience

You need to be someone with the skills and experience of working closely and collaboratively with a product design team. Ideally, you will have an understanding of UX.

You also need to have experience of writing microcopy/UI text that will appear inside the software, and Help pages that will appear on their documentation website.

Rate

The client has not specified a rate, so you’ll need to tell us the rate you would be looking for

Project duration

The project is for one month. Start ASAP.

#4186 Contract Technical Author, Cannes, France

Job Information

Our French partner is currently seeking an experienced contract Technical Author for a position in Cannes, France. This requires someone with a proven track record of documenting technical documentation in English.

These include user guides, technical instructions, and online Help, which will be used by engineers. This role will be within the client’s Technical Documentation team.

You must be an EU citizen or hold a regular work permit for France.

In addition, you must also have:

  • A strong background in technical documentation
  • Knowledge of structured XML (such as FrameMaker or Epic)
  • Excellent English language writing skills.

This vacancy is via our recruitment partner in France.

#4185 Contract Technical Author, Grenoble, France

Job Information

Our client is looking to recruit a Technical Author to document electrical distribution products, in English. These include user guides, technical instructions, and online Help, which will be used by engineers.

You must be an EU citizen or hold a regular work permit for France.

In addition, you must also have:

  • A strong background in technical documentation
  • An understanding of electromechanical engineering
  • Knowledge of structured XML (such as FrameMaker or Epic)
  • Excellent English language writing skills

This vacancy is via our recruitment partner in France.