Contract Technical Author – Paris – Imaging Software

The Job

Our client, a global company in medical imaging, with R&D and support centres located worldwide, is looking for a contract English technical writer for its software products in the Paris region. The contracts are rolling, annually by calendar year.

As a member of the Technical Documentation team, your tasks will include:

  • Communicating with the software team to analyse needs and plan documentation
  • Identifying end user needs for products to be documented
  • Creating/updating user guides in FrameMaker
  • Creating/updating online help in Robohelp

Your audience will be technical product users and similar technically qualified readers. All material must be written with a view to localization.

Your Experience

You must be an EU citizen or hold a regular work permit for France.

You must live in Paris during this contract – no teleworking will be permitted by the client.

We require at least five years experience in producing software documentation. You must be experienced in FrameMaker and RoboHelp, and have writing experience in either software or hardware documentation. French is not a requirement for this role, but would be a plus.

In addition, we are looking for someone who:

  • Has outstanding communication and writing skills in English
  • Can work as a member of a global and international team
  • Is independent and autonomous
  • Can work under pressure, prioritise tasks, and keep to tight deadlines
  • Is able to take strong initiative
  • Is highly organised
  • Has strong interpersonal and planning skills
  • Is able to work both in a team and independently
  • Can learn new tools and skills as required

Also desired

  • Experience in the imaging industry would be a definite plus.

 What we offer

  • An informal, dynamic, and creative environment
  • The opportunity to work with an innovative RD team
  • Internal training
  • Paris at your doorstep!

Rate: 320 Euro/day

Start asap.

To apply: If interested, please send your CV and an introductory note to CJ Walker at recruit@firehead.net, quoting job reference 05213