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  • Sr. Technical Writer / Information Developer - BANGALORE

    Technical Writer
    19 Oct 2015
    Bangalore
    Experience -

    DEFTEC (http://www.deftec.com), a US-based company specialized in information development is seeking technical writers in Bangalore to help provide best-in-class service for our multinational clients. \r\n

    \r\nOur employees become are part of an international team of expert technical writers and can benefit from professional growth opportunities and the dynamism of an emerging and growing company, while working on cutting-edge technology \r\n

    \r\nDefTec offers companies innovative solutions for information development and interactive communication exchange through collaborative design, development, management, fulfilment and evaluation for advanced products and systems in complex environments. We currently employ over 80 information development professionals on three continents. \r\n

    \r\nOur current opening is for writing in the Software / Telecommunications domain. \r\nPlease send your application including salary expectation and earliest possible join date to the specified email address. \r\n

    \r\nJob Description – Senior Technical Writer\r\n

    \r\nThe Senior Technical Writer is responsible for writing technical documentation for complex customer products and leading / supporting a small team of writers and editors. The Senior Technical Writer has vast experience in technical communication and can perform independent work in small projects. \r\n

    \r\nREQUIREMENTS \r\n
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    • \r\nUniversity / College Degree in (Technical) Communications, Journalism, English and/or any technical field with emphasis on information technology, telecommunications or engineering\r\n
    • Fluent English\r\n
    • High level of technical aptitude\r\n
    • Analytical and conceptual thinking\r\n
    • Ability to create, assimilate, and convey technical content in a concise and effective manner\r\n
    • At least 5 years of technical writing experience with strong authoring, editing, and reviewing skills\r\n
    • DITA expertise with practical knowledge of creating folders, templates, topics, maps per DITA industry specification\r\n
    • Knowledge of various authoring tools, documentation databases and content management systems\r\n
    • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written\r\n
    • Excellent administration, organizational and time management skills\r\n
    • Excellent computer skills, proficiency in using various text editors\r\n
    • Commitment to quality\r\n
    • Stress tolerance\r\n
    • Quick adaptation to changes (e.g. deadlines, projects, clients)\r\n
    • Positive attitude\r\n
    • Professional demeanor, self-confidence, and self-motivation\r\n
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    \r\nRESPONSIBILITIES\r\n
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    • \r\nLead document development life cycle\r\n
    • Analyze development to determine need for update or revision in previously published documentation\r\n
    • Collect source material and background information (requirements, technical notes and product/process information) from developers, testers, product managers\r\n
    • Organize content and complete writing assignment according to set standards (order, clarity, conciseness, style, and terminology) and project requirements\r\n
    • Lead review cycle for document content with client representatives\r\n
    • Correct document according to review comments\r\n
    • Lead document approval round\r\n
    • Select and apply photographs, drawings, diagrams, charts, etc. to illustrate material\r\n
    • Maintain work records, files and document revisions\r\n
    • Edit, standardize, or make changes to content prepared by other writers or client personnel\r\n
    • Review content written by other writers and recommend revisions or changes in scope, content or format\r\n
    • Develop document templates\r\n
    • Coordinate work assignments / project phases / subprojects\r\n
    • Provide general technical writing support to team members\r\n
    • Train team members (formally and informally) on tools, processes and content best methods (create and present training to small teams and/or mentor through one-on-one’s, or other channels as needed)\r\n
    • Liaise with program managers, subject matter experts, and account manager to identify program documentation deliverables (input for documentation plans)\r\n
    • Study specifications, mockups, and product samples to familiarize with technology, product operating procedure, development sequence and other detail\r\n
    • Interview technical personnel and read background documentation to develop professional competence in product technologies and related production methods\r\n
    • Confer with customer representatives to establish technical specifications\r\n
    • Support sales team to develop technical content for client proposals\r\n
    • Develop quality documentation that adheres to specified standards & styles\r\n
    • Integrate with a strong documentation team that works together, shares a common vision and shows a high level of commitment to quality and deadlines.\r\n
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