HTA - Internal Technical Author

Ref
22042
Closing date
29/09/2019
Salary or hourly rate
£18,000-£24,000pa
Contract type
Permanent
Role type
Experienced, Graduate
Location
Worcester
Description

Consider yourself as technically creative? Enjoy working with a variety of technical software and data management systems? Well; our team is growing and we and looking for our very own Internal Technical Author, working specifically on our marketing communications and streams for test stand automation and test field management related software products.

HORIBA companies around the world package our STARS software into systems and deliver these to our customers.  To support our business model, HTA needs to provide a continuous stream of technical communication to our global sales and delivery teams, providing overviews of our software and highlighting the new and improved features that we are releasing. 

This role is pivotal in being the bridge between our development organisation and the regional teams, extracting the raw information from our development team and packaging it all into a format, that highlights the capabilities, merits and USPs of our software, and delivering it through suitable effective channels.

Experience

We are looking for our new team member to have a strong technical background, with experience of technical software and the usage of test automation and data management systems. 

You will need excellent interpersonal skills, a high degree of autonomy and initiative, as the information underpinning this communication is often only available at source and usually not in comprehensive written form.

Other experience and knowledge required:

  • Understanding and experience of test automation systems and automotive development testing in engine, powertrain and vehicle development areas.  This may have been acquired be as part of an end user organisation or as a supplier of test solutions.
  • Established competence in producing sales/marketing content pertaining to technical subject matter, preferably software and IT related
  • Awareness of cloud-based software solutions
Skills
  • A genuine interest and enjoyment in technical communication
  • Personable, team player, able to get on with and elicit support from a wide range of people
  • Self-motivated whilst being able to add shape and direction to loosely defined objectives
  • An ‘ideas’ person
  • Fluent and natural English is essential. Other languages useful.
Qualifications

IT or related discipline qualification and/or relevant industry experience?

GCSE English

Other information

Horiba Test Automation (HTA) is a UK based, globally distributed company producing software to automate test activities in the powertrain development sector.  Our software platforms address automation of engines, powertrains, vehicles and component test rigs, and enterprise level process automation and data management.

At test rig level, our software provides functionality to control and monitor test rigs, and acquire, analyse and manage test data.  Installations range from single test stands to large numbers of test stands and office systems integrated into test field cluster.

At enterprise level, our web-based platform provides a modular, expansible toolbox of apps, leveraging a flexible and secure data persistence layer.

We Can Offer

  • A position in a globally distributed software organisation, part of a successful and forward-looking international group
  • An interesting and varied role with an expanding international parent company, recognised for its industry expertise
  • A company culture that values teamwork and creativity, and recognises individual and collective achievement
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Opportunities for international travel
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