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Technical Writer

Location: London, England Salary: Up to £280 per day
Sector: IT & Telecoms Specialism:
Type: Contract Contact: Gautam Raval

Technical Writer - 6 months rolling contract - London

My client is a global leader within telecommunications based in London who are recruiting for a Technical Writer for a 6 month rolling contract.

As a Technical Writer you will be working within the network deployment documentation team and will be responsible for the following:

  • Under the guidance of a program manager, update documentation so that it adheres to an existing style guide.
  • Under the guidance of a program manager, update existing documentation so that it adheres to new knowledge standards.
  • Under the guidance of a program manager, convert existing documentation from one documentation system into another.
  • Under the guidance of a program manager, produce new documentation which adheres to an existing style guide.
  • Under the guidance of a program manager, deprecate outdated existing documentation.
  • Work directly with engineers to create or update documentation such as FAQs, procedural instructions, new product information.
  • Take ownership of various parts of the documentation library for revision, restructure and refresh projects.

Technical Writer Essential Skills:

  • At least five years' experience as a Technical Writer
  • Previous experience in a contract role
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience of using at least one Technical Authoring tool (not including MS Word)
  • Understanding of HTML
  • Experience of using at least one graphics package
  • Experience of writing documentation for a global audience
  • Experience of writing documentation for users whose first language is not English
  • A demonstrably proactive attitude
  • Strong organisational skills
  • A proven ability to manage multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment
  • A demonstrable interest in improving the quality and efficiency of processes and procedures
  • The ability to pick up new tools and technologies quickly
  • The ability to work well as part of a team and individually

Technical Writer Desirable Skills:

  • Experience as a Technical Writer in the Telecoms / Enterprise field
  • Knowledge of DWDM / Field Operations would be a plus
  • Experience of writing documentation for Wikis
  • Experience of writing documentation for Content Management Systems
  • Experience of mark-up / mark-down
  • Experience of using at least one graphics package
  • Experience of using OmniGraffle or Adobe Illustrator

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