Technical Writer Technical Writer …

IHS Markit
in Vancouver, BC, Canada
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 11 Sep 19
IHS Markit
in Vancouver, BC, Canada
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 11 Sep 19
Technical Writer
We are seeking a Technical Writer to join the Financial Risk Analytics group. This person will be responsible for writing and editing technical documentation for complex financial software applications in online and PDF formats. The scope of documentation includes user-oriented instructions for deployment, reference information for technical features, API use cases, as well as mathematical methodologies. Additional tasks include working with a team of writers to identify documentation gaps and maintain standards, working with the support team to update an FAQ, and working with subject matter experts to gather information.

Duties & accountabilities
The position requires you to:
•          Communicate proficiently in both written and spoken English.
•          Update and copyedit existing manuals.
•          Write reference-based and task-based user guides for a technical audience.
•          Adapt to changing requirements and learn new technology quickly.
•          Communicate effectively with multiple teams in multiple time zones to elicit or clarify requirements, coordinate draft reviews, and obtain signoff.
•          Prioritise tasks for multiple projects, work with project managers to estimate workload, and deliver documentation on time with software releases.
•          Deliver quality material in both PDF and/or online format for multiple product releases per month.
•          Work comfortably in Web and Windows operating environments (browsers, applications, workstations, networks, servers, databases).
•           Contribute to technical writing team standards, processes, and best practices.

The following skills are not required but would be an asset to the position:
•        Familiarity with mathematical notation.
•        Ability to read software source code to extract information.
•        Hands-on role in software development, such as coding, database, or testing.
•        Familiarity with the software development life cycle and/or Agile methodologies.
•        Ability to create graphical diagrams to represent software architecture and processes

Experience writing in English
Experience  writing software documentation, such as user manuals, training/getting started guides, API references, and/or release notes, and so on.
Exposure and/or understanding of software development (could be a previous software role such as developer or tester/QA/trainer


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