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30 June 2023 An opportunity has arisen for a Technical Author to join our Birmingham based software design and consultancy team. This is a full-time position (37.5 hours per week). The salary for this role is ~£40,000 dependant on experience. Detailed Job Specification : We are looking for a Technical Author to join our product teams. Key Requirements : Day-to-day responsibilities are likely to include, but not be limited to: Acquire and maintain a deep understanding of the MIS Product Suite and, in a wider sense, Marine Assurance, Terminal Operations and related activities; Identify, set-up and maintain an appropriate platform for housing all product documentation; Establish standards for processes, tools, content, etc.; On-going delivery of meticulous documentation and release notes across the Mainstay product suite; Maintain a roadmap for on-going improvements to the documentation / training material landscape; Work closely with the UX team to ensure that documentation is of the... highest quality in terms of presentation and consistency; Where appropriate, create customer-specific training materials and how-to guides; Working with technical and data science teams to help prepare white papers, promotional materials and other website content; Engaging with customers to identify areas of improvement in terms of documentation and training materials; Where applicable, liaise with external parties to provide translated content for subsets of appropriate documentation The following skills & experience are essential: Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Ability to acquire deep understanding of a complex domain, both in terms of business logic and software; Solid understanding of both Web (HTML/CSS) and Print mediums; 3+ years experience in Technical Writing; Experience with authoring technology such as Madcap Flare or a CMS platform. Whilst not essential, any experience of the following would be beneficial: Working in a software house / product environment; A technical background such as engineering, maritime, mathematics, computer science or equivalent. Role Location : We offer a hybrid working arrangement with 2-3 days on-site at our modern offices in Longbridge, Birmingham. About MIS Marine : MIS Marine (MIS) specialises in the design, build and maintenance of software solutions relating to the shipping of oil, gas and chemical products. The systems we develop and maintain are used by oil majors globally, who have an interest in these activities. We are a niche company, profitable since our beginning and enjoying a period of growth based on long-term strategic relationships. Our multi-disciplinary team based in Longbridge, Birmingham, currently numbers 45, with an emphasis on technical and analytical skillsets. We are an engineer-led company, with the management team themselves involved in day-to-day technical activity amongst the team. We’re not big believers in bureaucracy or red tape and prefer to empower members of the team to be as productive as possible. As a growing company with an entrepreneurial culture, we encourage everyone on the team to get involved in any aspect of the company that interests them and are happy to provide whatever training and resources are necessary to facilitate this. We have a genuinely relaxed and friendly working environment, with a self-motivated and enthusiastic team. We’re able to offer a fantastic career growth and the opportunity to work on unique and challenging projects. The Application Process
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