Current vacancies – Technical Author and similar jobs

Here is a list of the current vacancies:

#4188 Technical Author / UX Content Writer, London, to £40K

Job Information

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)
  • Have at least one year’s experience of technical authoring

Ideally you will have :

  • An interest in or knowledge of APIs
  • Knowledge of content authoring and management systems
  • An understanding of single sourcing and version control

In addition to the basic salary, the client offers a generous benefits package. These include:

  • Flexible working hours
  • A performance related bonus scheme
  • A car allowance/scheme
  • 25 days’ annual leave (plus the ability to purchase 5 additional days)
  • A good contributory pension
  • Opportunity to buy shares in the company
  • Life assurance, medical and dental cover

The company places great emphasis on personal development. Staff have career objectives and performance plans, mentoring, coaching and training to help them with their career development.

#4187 Contract Technical Author, South West London, 3/6 months

Job Information

Our client is looking to recruit two contract Technical Authors/Documentations to work as part of its international documentation team.

They develop software that uses Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to manage and automate many of the activities carried out by IT Operations and DevOps teams in large organisations. This includes enabling teams to work collaboratively on managing incidents. The software is used by developers, which means the documentation is very technical in nature.

The documentation team is creating a repository of content that will be used across a range of outputs: Help pages, best practice guides, Knowledge Base articles, and tutorials. They are using a single-sourcing content management system to do this.

The contract will be for a period of three or six months. It is possible to work off-site, but you need to be close enough to their office in south west London to be able to attend face-to-face meetings when needed. Rate tba.

There is also the opportunity to become a permanent employee.

You must have:

  • A proven track record in technical writing
  • Experience of creating content for an IT Operations/technical audience
  • Experience of using Linux (e.g. using the CLI; being able to execute and test shell commands that install and configure applications)
  • An understanding of JavaScript, or a similar scripting language
  • Experience of documenting enterprise products (both on-premise and SaaS)
  • The ability to work autonomously, with little supervision
  • The ability follow an established writing style guide
  • A good understanding of Service Orientated Architecture

Ideally, you will also have:

  • Experience with containers or virtual environments (e.g. Docker, VMware, EC2, Azure)
  • Some developer or support experience
  • Experience of the issue trackers, IDE tools, and source control applications used by developers.

#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.