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LRS Consulting Services is seeking a Technical Writer. This is a 6-month contract opportunity with the possibility of extensions or conversion with our client in Fort Collins, CO or Reston, VA. If you’re that person, submit your resume now!LRS Consulting Services has been delivering IT excellence for over three decades. Our reputation for quality, flexibility, and strong relationships with our clients keeps them turning to us to meet their IT consulting needs. Our contacts combined with your technical expertise equals career possibilities for you. So let’s get to work!The Technical Writer will: - Be responsible for writing very detailed technical documents, such as: network diagrams, continuity of operations guides, data dictionaries, software installation guides and technical specifications.- Produce high-quality technical documents for a server administrator audience, including: deployment requirements, user manuals, installation guides, issue papers, and other documents to support the development of custom enterprise software. Must have experience not only re-writing documentation written by others, but also experience writing (for example) installation guides by actually performing the installation.- Assist development teams to produce documentation for a software developer audience in association with the agency Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), including: system requirements, software design specifications, technical specifications, "best practice" guidelines for application developers, and documents (that include code) that show developers how to enable user-facing applications to communicate with non-user-facing components. - Contribute to documents for a high-level business decision-maker audience, including (but not limited to) comprehensive and executive-level technical summaries, and justification-of-purchase requests.- Write technical documentation required to support development efforts.- Edit documentation to ensure accuracy, completeness, and consistency, to improve structure, and to ensure professional editorial standards are met.- Attend meetings and/or interview subject matter experts engaged in software development projects to acquire and synthesize information to develop technical documents required.- Establish and adhere to standards for various technical documents.- Write supporting end-user documentation (help documentation, quick guides, etc.).To apply, please submit your resume to hropp@LRS.com. Visit us online at www.LRS.com.LRS is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for employment will receive consideration without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, gender identity, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship status or protected veteran status.
- Must have a minimum of 5 years of experience in technical writing- Must have experience not only re-writing documentation written by others but also experience writing documentation from scratch- A proven track record of producing high-quality, complex, technically accurate documentation about rapidly changing technology- Strong data gathering and analysis skills, including the ability to interpret and take actions on ambiguous/complex areas and business related data in order to assist subject matter experts- Strong Microsoft Office Professional skills, including: Word, Visio, and PowerPoint- Candidate must be able to effectively communicate in English (written & verbal)
- Bachelors Degree in Computer Science - Experience with Visual Studio, or another Integrated Development Environment (IDE), and some knowledge of Visual C# (or a similar programming language or scripting language)- A proven track record of proactively identifying and solving problems- Familiarity with IT-related artifacts, such as: architecture diagrams, use cases, activity diagrams, etc.- Knowledge of Agile development methodologies such as Scrum, Kanban, etc.
This position is not eligible for benefits.This position is: Right to Hire
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