Technical Author - Dublin

BAE Systems.
07 Sep 2019
17 Oct 2019
Job Type
The Technical Authors (or writers) help to communicate technical information about products or services in a way that is easy to understand.
The information may be presented in the form of user guides for software applications, reference and instruction manuals for appliances, training guides or online help incorporated into software and operating guides.
Technical authors will have to establish an understanding of the product or applications and then design and write documentation to explain it to users.

Technical Authors may be involved in:
    Assessing the nature of documentation and their requirements through close involvement with key stakeholders and experts. Conducting research and the gathering of information, whether these are related to the technology or the customer utilization/experience of the service Presenting the information which will include: Organization information according to user/IT's needs Writing and editing cmmissioning, coordinating or preparing illustrations; indexing and catalguing material; cpy-editing.
Technical Authors may:
    work on multiple projects and services at the same time need to create work schedules market their skills to potential clients keep up to date with market trends

Essential Skills
    Experience with Single Sourcing documentation tools e.g. Flare, Capture and Analyser. Experience with the Microsoft Office suite, particularly Microsoft Word. You should understand concepts such as the use of styles and macros Experience with a graphics tool such as Visio or Photoshop. Experience of writing documentation for financial services or compliance software Experience with writing technical installation and configuration guides

Desirable Skills
    Experience with application servers such as JBoss, WebSphere and WebLogic Experience with database such as Oracle, DB2 and SQLServer. Experience with revision control systems such as SVN. Experience with UNIX

Other Requirements
    Degree in a technical discipline such as Software Engineering, Computer Science, Technical Writing or a degree of any type and a graduate certificate in technical writing/communication Experience working in Scrum Teams or other Agile methodologies Demonstrate the ability to acquire new skills and put these to effective use. Provide accurate estimates for documentation tasks and meet deadlines. Take the initiative and assume ownership for tasks or problems. An inquisitive nature, with the ability to ask the right questions of those people who have expertise on the area in which you are working. Demonstrate excellent communication skills (English).
About BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
We use our intelligence-led insights to help defend Governments, Nations and Societies from cyber-attacks and financial crime. Our customers depend on our evolving capabilities to help them safely grow their organisations. Our unprecedented access to threat intelligence, world-leading analysts and market-leading technology means we can help them to adapt, evolve and stay ahead of the criminals.
Division overview: Capabilities
At BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, we pride ourselves in being a leader in the cyber defence industry, and Capabilities is the engine that keeps the business moving forward. It is the largest area of Applied Intelligence, containing our Engineering, Consulting and Project Management teams that design and implement the defence solutions and digital transformation projects that make us a globally recognised brand in both the public and private sector.
As a member of the Capabilities team, you will be creating and managing the solutions that earn us our place in an ever changing digital world. We all have a role to play in defending our clients, and this is yours.
Diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of BAE Systems Applied Intelligence. We are proud to have an organisational culture where employees with varying perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds - the best and brightest minds - can work together to achieve excellence and realise individual and organisational potential. We also welcome discussions about flexible working.