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Technical Writer  


Adecco Engineering and Technical, a division of the world leader in the recruitment of engineering and information technology professionals, has an immediate opening for an experienced Technical on a 12 month contract opportunity with a leading healthcare company in Glen Allen, VA.

In this position, the Software Technical Writer will design and develop instructional and informational materials to provide evidence of compliance to regulatory guidelines and to convey conceptual, reference, and operational information appropriately for internal and external users of healthcare system software

Job Description

  • Must have the confidence to work quickly and effectively within a fast-paced environment in the process of formalizing processes and procedures.
  • Applicants must have 5+ years of experience in writing software technical documentation for complex applications, in a role requiring interaction with colleagues in requirements, development, testing, support, and marketing disciplines throughout the full software development life cycle.
  • The successful candidate will have a proven track record of extracting information from highly technical SMEs and specifications and translating it into clear and effective information for a variety of end users.
  • Experience in Agile documentation delivery and producing compliance and regulatory documentation is desirable; familiarity with the healthcare industry, RFID applications, or internationalization projects is an advantage.
  • Expert skills in recent versions of standard software authoring tools (particularly Microsoft Office 2007 or later, Visio Pro 2007 or later, and Adobe Technical Communications Suite 2.x), an understanding of writing styles and standards along with the proven ability to create and maintain templates and apply them to existing documents is essential.
  • A solid command of written and spoken English and strong organizational skills must be demonstrated.
  • A writing assessment will be given, and the candidate's portfolio of evidence of writing, technical, tools, interviewing and listening, design, and usability and testing skills will be reviewed at interviews.
  • A Bachelor's degree in Technical Communications, Journalism, English, or a technical subject is required. Membership in the STC is preferred.
  • Practicing Software Technical Writers will know what is in Adobe Technical Communications Suite 2.x and be able to use most if not all of the components.

For your Info in screening, this package contains the following key technical authoring tools (importance indicated below as essential or useful):

  • FrameMaker 9 (Essential now)
  • RoboHelp 8 (Useful for future plans)
  • Acrobat 9 Pro Extended (Essential now)
  • Captivate 4 (Useful for future plans)

A writing assessment will be given, and the candidate's portfolio of evidence of writing, technical, tools, interviewing and listening, design, and usability and testing skills will be reviewed at interviews.

Candidates will be asked to take an assessment to evaluate their technical skills.

If you are interested in this opportunity or other opportunities available through Adecco Engineering and Technical, please apply online or email directly to Barbara Emanuel.

The Adecco Group is a Fortune Global 500 company and the global leader in HR services. Our group connects over 700,000 associates with our business clients each day through our 6,600 offices in over 70 countries and territories around the world. We offer employment opportunities at any stage in your professional career. Adecco Engineering and Technical offers benefits including Holiday, 401(k), Insurance Benefit Plans and Anniversary Bonus opportunities. Adecco Engineering and Technical is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Overtime: straight time

LocationGlen Allen, VA
CountryUnited States of America
Start DateASAP
Duration12 month contract
Employment BusinessAdecco Technical
ContactAdecco Technical [Show Details]
EmailContact This Employment Business
Posted Date05/25/2011 21:11:00
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