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Technical Author (24667)

to £35k (DoE) + excellent benefits

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technical writing, communications, science, engineering, software, Cambridge

Our client is a successful software-development company, providing cutting-edge products for industry around the world. Their products will have contributed to the design thousands of engineering products as diverse as medical devices, energy-efficient buildings, F1 racing cars, fashion textiles, or even space rockets! They also are active educators, and have strong partnerships with leading universities around the world, letting young engineers benefit from the power and innovation in their software.

They are seeking a Technical Author to join their established communications team in Cambridge. They develop a wide range of materials: from release notes, reference guides and promotional content, through to UI and UX elements, tooltips and program messages, or even online training guides, video content and social media.

Successful candidate CVs will be able to demonstrate:

  • a strong technical background, with a good honours degree in a STEM subject from a top-ranking university;
  • excellent written communication skills, providing accurate, concise information with an eye for detail;
  • proven experience communicating technical concepts, either through academic projects, extra-curricular interests, or commercial experience;
  • fluency with a wide range of authoring and publishing tools incl. common Microsoft and Adobe programs, experience with graphics or multimedia software are an added bonus;
  • familiarity with online web publishing, incl. HTML and CSS, and experience writing scripts with JavaScript, MATLAB or Python.
    Candidates who are able to provide a portfolio of relevant work or links to published material online will be of particular interest.

On offer for the successful Technical Author is a comprehensive salary and benefits package, working in a modern central-Cambridge office. The company is known for a friendly and down-to-earth culture with a focus on personal development, a positive work-life balance and potential for flexible working. This is a fantastic opportunity for a junior Technical Author making their first career move to new pastures, or even a recent graduate interested in pursuing technical writing and communications as a career choice.

If this sounds like the ideal role for you, don’t hesitate to submit your CV to ECM Selection. Whilst we can only progress the most suitable candidates, we do read every CV and try to respond to everyone. Or why not recommend a friend for the opportunity to gain £250 – more details at http://www.ecmselection.co.uk/tell-a-friend

Keywords: technical author, writing, communications, science, engineering, software, Cambridge

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