Technical Writer

  • Location: London
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job reference: 25413

I am looking for a talented, experienced Technical Writer to head up a brand new department. It would be working with a company who are the world leading global leader in sports data technology, distribution and commercialization services. With 16 offices around the world, they need someone to based in their Headquarters in London and step in to a new role within the company with the chance to grow a team as the progress. 

As Technical Writer within the Group your primary responsibility will be for the Groups software development and product & delivery documentation strategy. While you will not be expected to document everything yourself, you will be responsible for ensuring stakeholders are provided with clear documentation standards and policies. You will provide a clear strategy and roadmap for bringing the current documentation in line with those standards. You will be responsible for reporting on team’s compliance with your standards and policies and encouraging teams to follow them. While this position will not have any direct reports initially, there is an opportunity to grow this role into a lead position and build a team.

Your objective will be to:

  • Gain complete understanding of the company's products and technology; interview stakeholders and collaborate with development and delivery teams

  • Develop a technical documentation strategy, which will shape how employees communicate their products and engineering in the business, as well as with clients

  • Determine the clearest and most logical way to organise and navigate information, then structure existing Confluence system accordingly

  • Evaluate current documentation methods and develop innovative approaches for improvement

  • Work with developers to manage the flow of information among project workgroups during development and testing

  • Work with sales and marketing colleagues to ensure that the finished documentation meets product requirement

Required Skills:

  • 2-4 years’ industry experience as an effective technical writer in a technology company

  • Experience of Confluence and Atlassian systems

  • Previous experience defining documentation standards and policy for an organisation

  • Ability to create visuals and diagrams for technical content

  • Ability to build relationships and work with key stake holders

This is an opportunity to make a big difference within a fantastic, award winning company who pride on their office culture and their high retention of staff. If you would be interested in discussing this further please do get in touch for more information. 

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