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Technical Author

Date:  13-Oct-2021

High Wycombe, GB

Job Function:  Technical
Business Unit:  NanoAnalysis

At Oxford Instruments, we enable the world’s leading industrial companies and scientific research communities to image, analyse and manipulate materials down to the atomic and molecular level. Our NanoAnalysis systems for electron microscopes are used in research and development that’s keeping pharmaceutical products safe, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and increasing the reliability and power of the latest mobile devices.



Technical Author - High Wycombe 


About Us


Oxford Instruments plc is a leading provider of high technology products and services to the world's leading industrial companies and scientific research communities. Our core purpose is to support our customers to address some of the world's most pressing challenges, enabling a greener economy, increased connectivity, improved health and leaps in scientific understanding. We are proud to be recognised as the leaders in what we do and for the difference we make in the world.


The Opportunity


The Technical Author will be responsible for the design and delivery of high quality, easy to use, end user documentation


About You


The Technical Author will ideally have the following skills and attributes:


•           Degree level education

•           Ideally - Physics/Materials Science degree

•           Hands on experience with scientific instrumentation, ideally Scanning Electron      Microscopy and associated analytical techniques

•           Excellent writing, oral communication, presentation, and organisation skills.

•           Ability to structure and write material for a highly technical audience.

•           An inquisitive nature, with the ability to ask subject-matter experts the right questions.

•           Ability to work independently and manage your priorities and deadlines appropriately

•           A ‘continuous improvement’ mentality.

•           Ideally - Experience using Microsoft DevOps

•           Ideally – Experience with a software help tool like Madcap Flare and/or RoboHelp,          and Madcap Lingo.




Key Responsibilities for the Technical Author  


•           Researching, writing, editing, illustrating, project managing, and publishing            customer/engineer documentation, including installation & setup guides, user guides,        hardware manuals and software manuals.

•           Working with software developers to update user documentation for each software       release and to amend the documentation to reflect new features developed during      release cycles.

•           Working with engineers and technologists to update system and hardware documentation.

•           Estimating documentation effort and delivery planning.

•           Helping to define documentation requirements



Benefits for the Technical Author  

In addition to a competitive starting salary, structured career development opportunities, and a good work-life balance, Oxford Instruments offers 25 days annual leave, flexible working opportunities, private healthcare, a share incentive plan, a defined contribution Group Personal Pension Plan.



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.


Note to recruitment agencies: Oxford Instruments operates a Preferred Supplier List, and we do not accept unsolicited agency CVs. Please do not forward candidate details in response to this advert, or to any Oxford Instruments employees or other company locations. Oxford Instruments is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs.