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Technical Author (25336)

to £45k + benefits

An opportunity to leverage your coding background and content creation skills

Fancy a change from software development without throwing away all your hard-earned domain knowledge?

We are looking for someone with a solid background in developing software, who has the technical understanding to be able to converse easily with developers, and who is able to translate this into jargon-free documentation suitable for a range of readers. If you are the kind of person who enjoys trying out new tools for creating text or graphics and likes to explore new ways of working, then this will be a good role for you.

You would be joining a forward-looking and highly Agile company, who specialise in the provision of specialised business-critical systems for a broad range of high-profile clients. With new investment and direction, ambitious services and products are under development.

Your role would include liaising with development teams and product management to quickly assimilate technical details and use this understanding to create documentation suitable for readers who might range from domain experts to the layman. As well as creating your own documentation you would provide assistance to other teams and assist with the review and updating of existing material.

You will need:

  • A 1st or 2:1 degree from a good university and full right to work in the UK.
  • A significant background in software engineering with a detailed understanding of concepts such as cloud, IoT, and security
  • Excellent written English, and an enthusiasm for explaining complicated concepts in a simple and readable fashion, creating visuals to aid your explanations where required.

Please note that that your CV will be the first document to be inspected so this will need to be well presented, and devoid of spelling and grammatical errors as well as copied and pasted content.
Desirable skills and experience: Agile, MadCap Flare, experience or prior experimentation with a "docs-like-code" approach, Windows or Linux command line and scripting, version control tools such as Git, and front end web development skills.

This role is based in well-appointed and spacious offices in pleasant central location, the role attracts a competitive salary and benefits package. This is a company with an open, collaborative culture and a strong commitment to training, career development, and sustainable work-life balance.

Interested? Send your CV to ECM Selection; whilst we can only put forward the top few candidates, we do read every CV and try to respond to everyone. Or recommend a friend for £250, details at http://ecmselection.co.uk/tell-a-friend.

Keywords: Technical Author, Technical Writer, Technology Company, MadCap Flare, Git, Cambridge

Please note: even if you don't have exactly the background indicated, do contact us now if this type of job is of interest - we may well have similar opportunities that you would be suited to. And of course, we always get your permission before submitting your CV to a company.