Technical Author

Recruiter
Stott & May
Location
Portsmouth
Salary
£30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted
21 Apr 2017
Closes
20 May 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Our client are seeking a technical author to join their growing technical team. You will be responsible for maintaining the end-user systems on both internal and external projects. The Technical Author will gather product knowledge from sources such as; test analysts, engineers and product managers and provide feedback on software usability and user interface design.

Responsibilities:
* Work with product management to plan and manage user help and documentation projects
* Communicate project status to Scrum teams
* Provide input into sprint planning and work estimation
* Report to daily SCRUM meetings on progress
* Work with UX team to provide UI feedback
* Edit documentation for completeness, style and accuracy

Requirements:
* Passionate about producing easy-to-use software help systems
* Experienced software technical author with a background in a commercial environment
* Knowledge of web technologies including CSS, HTML, etc.
* Relevant experience using publishing applications
* Attention to detail and accuracy
* Excellent communication skills and written and spoken English

Desirable:
* Degree in technical authoring or relevant/similar
* Experience in writing technical documentation within the internet security arena
* VMware or similar virtualisation software.

If this technical author opportunity is of interest please apply for immediate consideration.