• Technical Writer

    Location UK-Dundee
    Job ID
    2018-11393
    # Positions
    1
    Category (Candidate Search)
    Support
    Position Type
    Permanent
    Business Group
    SolarWinds MSP
  • Overview

    SolarWinds MSP is the leading global provider of complete IT management and automation solutions for Managed Service Providers (MSPs).  At SolarWinds, we are fanatical about putting our users first in everything we do. Our customers are relying on us to help them get their products installed and configured quickly, and show them how to get value from our powerful tools.

     

    Responsibilities

    Primary Job Responsibilities

    The role of Technical Writer supports several key aspects of SolarWinds success:    

    • Develops technical content to support product delivery and maintenance.
    • Develops Knowledge Base articles for internal and external customers.

     

    Qualifications

    To become a member of the Technical Content team at SolarWinds, you’ll need the following:

    • Must be able to work on site in Dundee.
    • Relevant experience in a Software technology environment working as a technical writer.
    • Ability to describe complex and technical topics clearly and accurately in a way that is appropriate for the target audience. This one is important. Our products do some pretty cool stuff, and we need to be able to communicate it clearly to our users.
    • Strong communication, interpersonal and presentation skills for interacting with team members. You need to be able to comfortably interact with members on your immediate Technical Content team, as well as Development, Support, and all of the other teams at SolarWinds that come together to bring our products to the greater IT community.
    • Excellent English writing and comprehension skills.
    • Willingness and ability to organise a varied workload.
    • Demonstrated ability to work and adapt in a fast-paced environment. Not kidding with this one. It’s fast, but it’s fun.
    • Proficiency with HTML and CSS. Familiar with best practices for web content.


    Preferences:

    • Experience writing for cloud monitoring and management software.
    • Working knowledge of Atlassian Confluence, TechSmith Camtasia and MadCap Flare.
    • Experience writing using Minimalism techniques, Structured Authoring, or Information Mapping techniques.

     

     

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