Topcon

  • Technical Writer - 3DMC

    Requisition ID
    2018-2972
    Experience Level
    Specialist
    Industry
    Agriculture & Construction
    Employment Status
    Regular Full-Time
    Location : Location
    AU-QL-Brisbane
    Category
    Engineering Operations
  • Overview

    Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) is a global leader in the development and manufacturing of precision positioning equipment. The company offers the largest selection of innovative precision GPS and GNSS systems, commercial lasers, optical instruments for surveying, civil engineering applications and machine control products. 

     

    The Technical Writer is responsible for taking complex technical information and documenting it in a way that can be shared with the appropriate audience e.g. development team, development partners and other stakeholders.  This includes creating developer-facing documentation including tutorials and quick-start guides, conceptual overviews, developer guides, detailed API documentation and reading and writing sample code.

    Responsibilities

    • Work closely with the software engineering teams to write high-quality technical documentation
    • Deliver clear, correct and well-structured writing including editing, clarifying and proofreading documents written by others
    • Communicate with software engineering teams through conceptual documentation, detailed developer guides, code samples, API references, and other online materials
    • Communicate with external customers through conceptual documentation, detailed developer guides, code samples, API references, and other online materials
    • Independently produce documentation and diagrams that relate to target audiences
    • Develop reference/example applications and services for API users.
    • Define standards and style guidelines that help other writers, as well as engineers, be a steward of quality and efficiency.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

     

    Education & Experience:

    • Minimum 5 years of experience writing documentation for an engineering audience with exceptional technical writing skills
    • Experience with a source control tool such as Git, Bit Bucket etc
    • Experience writing for web, software, hardware, or cloud technologies
    • Experience with source code written in some of the following: C/ C++, Qt
    • Experience using multiple documentation tools to write, format, manage, and publish high-quality content
    • Demonstrated ability to improve efficiency and quality of documentation processes.
    • Ability to learn new technologies quickly.

    Knowledge, Skills & Attributes

    • Self-motivated and able to work without supervision
    • Verbal and written communication skills
    • Advanced Problem-solving skills
    • Computer skills in basic Microsoft Office suite
    • Advanced mathematics and numeracy
    • Attention to detail
    • Time management and organizational skills
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Participate in a team environment

    Must be an Australian Permanent Resident or Australian Citizen

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