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Technical Writer, Senior Libertyville, IL

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Technical Writer, Senior     

Libertyville, IL

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Company will Not provide sponsorship or relocation for position.

Key points: The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in a communication or technical discipline, or have equivalent experience. Must demonstrate solid understanding of software development life cycle, and have strong skills in written communication. Familiarity with conventions in form, structure, and notation of technical writing. Previous technical experience highly desired 

Summary: Client is  a Fortune 1000 company, and the world’s leading global developer, manufacturer, and distributor of professional tools and equipment. Reports to the Director, Business Operations/Systems Integration.

  • Drives the creation of a documentation methodology and framework.
  • Maintains proper methodology for purposes of consistency and efficiency.
  • Prepares and/or maintains documentation pertaining to programming, systems operation and user documentation. Translates business specifications into user documentation.
  • Plans, writes, and maintains systems and user support documentation efforts, including online help screen. These documents could include procedures, user manuals system operation and recovery instructions, project proposals, newsletters, presentations, and system design documents.

Requirements:

Technical requirements: functional knowledge in a wide range of technologies such as ASP, COM+, Visual Basic, HTML, VB Script, XML/XSL, RDBMS (SQL Server,), IIS and MultiValue Database structures 

  • Technical writing and end-user documentation experience.
  • User Manuals and On-line help experience
  • Extensive experience developing desk level procedures, system related and production environment desirable
  • Candidates will be required to submit samples of their work products
  • Needs to be extremely familiar with how to work with and read process maps using a Six Sigma approach
  • Understand overall publication life cycle
  • Experience using software packages such as:
    • RoboHelp/RoboSource (version 8.0 or higher)
    • Adobe FrameMaker
    • Adobe Photoshop
    • Adobe Acrobat
    • RoboHelp
    • WebWorks ePublisher
    • Adobe Technical Communication Suite
    • MS Office 2007 including MS Project
    • Madcap Software
  • Excellent interview skills and ability to derive key information needed for documentation with subject matter experts
  • Strong communication skills (both technical and non-technical) using both verbal and written communication
  • Some travel, including internationally.

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Candidate Career Interest: Please send your resume as a MS-word (.doc) or PDF attachment along with a short summary for the position of interest:  jchrconsuling@sbcglobal.net

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