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Technical Author

  • Location: London
  • Salary: £400 - £500 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: BI, Big Data & Analytics
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Role: Technical Author - Data Architecture

Location: London

Type: Contract

Day rate: £400 - £500 per day

Length: 3 months with renewals

Capita are looking for a Technical Author to work within the technical architecture and data team to translate business requirements and create IT cloud and digital technical and policy documents.

As a Technical Author you will effectively and efficiently working with key stakeholders to understand, coherently document and map business and technical requirements. This will be leading the creation and delivery of quality technical documentation, supporting specialist teams applying predictive techniques to large data sets to inform our consulting and business strategy.


  • Attend planning/briefing meetings
  • Collaborate with developers and managers to clarify any technical issues
  • Interview subject matter experts and sales and marketing specialists
  • Work with business specialists, printers and service providers
  • Turning technical subjects and jargon into easily understood text
  • Meeting colleagues to discuss technology and authoring requirements
  • Deciding how best to organise and present the document
  • Commissioning any photographs or illustrations required
  • Organise information according to user's needs
  • Write high quality, easy to understand material, print or online, for user guides/instruction manuals
  • Proofread, scrutinise and edit own work and the work of others
  • Use a variety of software applications to present the information
  • Index and catalogue IT technology maps, diagrams and material.
  • Testing the written material with users
  • Research and build knowledge about products, services, technology, or concepts to be documented
  • Collaborates with translators as necessary to convert writing into a variety of languages
  • Works with sales and marketing colleagues to ensure that the finished documentation meets product requirements

Experience and skills:

  • Prior Experience as a technical author in a multifaceted organisation delivering technology solutions using data analytics
  • Ability to Explain Concepts Clearly
  • Resilient and capable of getting disparate teams and individuals to work together
  • Results oriented concentrating on the output not the input
  • Stakeholder Management skills, mapping and understanding stakeholder interests
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft applications

Technical Author / Data Architecture / Contract / London

Capita IT Resourcing is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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