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Technical Writer

Job ID: HR010
Job Title: Technical Writer
Date of Posting: October  14  2011
Monthy Pay Scale: < Rs.35,000
Job Description: Associates in this position actively participate in one or more phases of the systems development life-cycle. Associates in this position may need to develop or edit grammatically sound requirements specifications, design descriptions, test cases, manuals and any other document that aids or facilitates the development of products. They may also need to help with marketing tasks that may include development of proposals, white papers, presentations etc. It is very likely that associates in this position will have to perform these tasks directly without support from senior or junior members of the team with managerial supervision.
Academic Profile: Minimum bachelor’s degree in English, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Computer Applications, Mathematics or Engineering.
Professional Profile: - Two (2) years of full time post baccalaureate professional (not academic) experience with
 - Microsoft Word s
  - Table of Contents Feature
  - Table of Figures Feature
  - Styles and Formatting Feature
  - Compare and Merge Documents Feature
  - Mark Index Entry Feature
  - Master / Sub Document Feature
 - Adobe Acrobat
  - Snag It (Desirable)
  - Microsoft Publisher and/or Adobe Page Maker
  - Microsoft Excel
  - Microsoft PowerPoint
 - In-depth knowledge and skills in developing, reviewing and editing
  - User / Administrator / Installation / Maintenance / Developer Manuals
  - Functional / Non-Functional Requirements Specifications
  - Design Descriptions
  - Test Cases / Plans
  - Technical Proposals / PowerPoint Presentations
  - White Papers
  - Marketing Brochures
  - News Articles / Press Releases
  - Status Reports
  - Meeting Minutes
  - Web Page Content
 - Exceptional writing skills (Highest level of proficiency is required.). Must be an expert in
  - Rewriting wordy sentences
  - Expanding phrases to statements without losing context
  - Transferring passive language into active language
  - Adopting the appropriate writing style for the audience
  - Maintaining uniformity of writing styles throughout long documents that have been edited by multiple team members
  - Completely and accurately conveying a concept, idea or a point using the minimum number of words
- Superior speaking skills
Personal Profile: - Detail oriented individual. Ability to grasp discussion points in the finest detail on 4-6 hour discussion groups; ability to pay closest attention to aesthetic issues on deliverables such as a missing period or an unsuitable color.
- High energy individual. Ability to work in high stress situations such as tight deadlines or mission critical deliveries. “Whatever it takes” attitude to complete deliverables to clients on time and with quality.
- Mission oriented individual. On-time quality delivery, every- time, all the time. The words “excuse” or “cannot” should not be in their vocabulary.
- Casual attire on all days except Mondays. Monday is formal day when for men and women, business attire is a must. No exceptions. For men a collared full sleeve shirt, trousers, tie and closed shoes are mandatory. For women business suits, shirts-trousers and saris are only permissible. (Churidars are not permissible)
Department: Projects
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