SIS Technical Communications Specialist

  • Location

    Leeds, West Yorkshire

  • Sector:

    Business Solutions

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  • Salary:

    £300 - £350 per day

  • Contact:

    Lee Bowles

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  • Job Published:

    21 days ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

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SIS Technical Communications Specialist- Leeds- 6 months- 300/350 per day

SIS Technical Communications Specialists are responsible for delivering high quality information products that meet all business needs. These information products include, but are not limited to, Online Help, Installation Guides, Release Notes, Training Manuals, and videos.


Work as a member of the TechCom team and in close collaboration with the product teams to create high quality documentation supporting software applications
Apply technical communication skills to present information in a clear and concise style
Review and edit documentation to meet industry and company standards and guidelines
Collaborate closely with product teams and subject matter experts (SMEs) in the development of new content development
Perform content management tasks in the content management system, provide support for users (SMEs)
Create and manage publications for project deliverables as required

Required background and skills

Master's or Bachelor's in Technical Communications, Computer Science, Engineering, English, Journalism, Education, or Training
Proficient communication and presentation skills in English
Proficient writing and editing skills
Experience with technical communications standards (Microsoft Writing Styleguide, Chicago Manual of Style, DQTI)
Experience with at least one XML editing tool (XMetal, Arbortext or Oxygen)
Experience with using DITA
Experience with a content management system (CMS)
Knowledge of project management and agile software development methodologies
Graphics capture basic editing
Experience with Microsoft Office tools
Information usability and architecture experience is a plus
HTML / CSS experience is a plus
Experience with video editing tool (e.g. Camtasia) is a plus
Software development experience is a plus
Experience with SDL Knowledge Center / Content Manager is a plus


Displays a positive and 'can do' attitude
Collaborates with team, managers and stakeholders
Works well individually and meets deadlines
Learns quickly new skills and adapts to processes