Technical Author

Research and Development, Theale, United Kingdom

Job title: Technical Author
VN: VN2732
Business Unit: MI Group
Location: Theale

Short description:

Technical Author produces, supports and maintains online help and associated collateral for Hexagon Production Software’s market leading CAD/CAM products to agreed plans and specifications. The incumbent reports to the Product Manager.

Tasks in detail:
  • Define, design, create and manage the online help and other technical collateral
  • Technical writing, generating online and some printed documentation
  • Create graphics and videos for use in the documentation
  • Generate documentation source files for localisation
  • Provide instructions for and support to language translators
  • Actively contribute to the overall planning of software projects with Agile scrum teams
  • Assist in the implementation of plans and undertake necessary tasks within software projects to achieve agreed timescales and required quality standards  
  • Actively contribute to the development of product documentation and promote new ideas and technologies
  • Maintain a competent level of technical knowledge and skills, keeping abreast of developments in new technologies in relation to product design and gaining a competitive edge
  • To contribute to the team, providing help and support to other team members
  • From time-to-time undertake additional activities as business needs, keeping with your skills, experience or to aid individual development
Requirements:
  • Mechanical Engineering, Production Engineering or language degree
  • 2-3 years of experience as a Technical Author in a software/IT based environment, or a recent graduate with strong interest in in technical writing
Nice to have:

We would consider beneficial experience in/with:
  • Technical Authoring
  • Technical Writing
  • Technical Authoring tools (i.e. Madcap Flare/Robohelp)
  • Agile/Scrum Software Development
  • Project Management
  • Microsoft Office applications
  • Software development tools (i.e. Microsoft Team Foundation Server, Adobe Acrobat, Camtasia, graphics editing packages)
  • Knowledge of CAD/CAM software

What we offer:

This is a chance to join a strong international organization with cutting-edge products and real career development opportunities. You will be working with our CAD and CAM software products (e.g. Alphacam, Radan) that are widely known and used within manufacturing.

We believe in the importance of a good work-life balance and we offer our employees flexible working arrangements. In the beginning you will expected to spend more time in the office, but once you have learned the ropes you can start working part of the week from home.
 
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About Hexagon

Hexagon is a global leader in sensor, software and autonomous solutions. We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, and quality across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, safety, and mobility applications.

Our technologies are shaping urban and production ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous – ensuring a scalable, sustainable future.

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division provides solutions that utilise data from design and engineering, production and metrology to make manufacturing smarter.

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