12 days old
2018-05-152018-06-12

Sr Technical Writer

Raleigh, NC 27615
  • Job Code
    621100
  • Payrate
    $35 To $45
  • Jobs Rated
    31st

Randstad Technologies is looking for a Sr. Technical Writer to join a great client of ours in Mid-town Raleigh for a contract assignment through the end of the year.


Purpose of the role


To create end user documentation that meets project and customer requirements. Other tasks as directed by Project Manager / Line manager.


Accountabilities


- Managing own time effectively to ensure assigned work is completed on schedule, according to productivity targets, and within budget.


- Taking ownership of all documents/deliverables, which includes planning documentation deliverable(s) for a project, producing and updating estimates, and providing timely and accurate reporting of status to the commissioning Project Manager.


- Responsible for documentation process development.


- Suggesting and implementing procedural enhancements.


- Responsible for documentation configuration management.


- Responsible for version control of documents using relevant tools (e.g., Visual SourceSafe, CVS).


- Demonstrating knowledge of Documentation Life cycle.


- Demonstrating proficiency in documentation tools (e.g., Adobe FrameMaker, Robohelp, MS Office etc.), image capturing tools (e.g. SnagIt, Paint ShopPro, Adobe Photoshop) and graphics tools.


- Demonstrating strong proficiency in English language usage skills


- Implementing documentation in line with established plans and documentation standards for the product.


- Liaising with architects, business analysts, developers and testing teams for content input and document reviews to ensure that product functionality is well documented.


- Proactively understanding changes to project scope and making relevant changes to the documentation.


- Escalating issues in a timely manner and suggesting improvements.


- Ensuring all work is reviewed to the relevant documentation standards.


- Providing peer review support to work produced by others, confirming use of relevant documentation standards; approving work produced by others.


- Mentoring other members of the Technical Publications team to improve their time management, productivity, and adherence to documentation standards.


- Maintaining professional relationships within the industry to enhance awareness and performance.


- Maintaining awareness of documentation trends in the industry to suggest and help implement relevant enhancements.


- As time permits, participating in customer and industry forums as a guest speaker or discussion leader on documentation topics that leverage the employee's domain or tools expertise.


Qualifications:


- One of the following is required:


- BA/BS or MA/MS degree preferably in one of the following disciplines: Technical Communication,


English, Journalism, Instructional Design.


- Technical Communication certification offered by an educational institution.


Evidence of continuing education courses in current and advanced technical communication areas, software language, and competitive healthcare software data.


Internal qualifications: Two to four years of successful work as a Technical Writer. Advanced computer literacy and advanced knowledge and use of major documentation design tools used in the department. Eight years overall experience.


External qualifications: Six to ten years of full-time technical writing in a software development environment. Advanced computer literacy and advanced knowledge and use of major documentation design tools used in the department.


Travel requirements - Some travel required.


Working arrangements -


- A person working at this level would be based from one of the primary development and documentation locations and would maintain regular working hours appropriate for the location

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