Intermediate Technical Writer
IFS Aerospace & Defense
6d ago

IFS is a high growth, global high-tech employer with a suite of products including the most widely-used aviation maintenance software platform in the world.

We have the distinct pleasure of working with a wide range of the world's leading aviation and defense organizations including companies like GE, Saab, BAE Systems, Southwest Airlines, LATAM, and Qantas to design, develop, and deliver mission critical enterprise software.

Our employees come to work every day knowing that they are doing something that really matters they help make maintenance more predictable, and reliable for the global aviation and defense community.

In the last few years, our Aviation and Defense headquarters in Ottawa, Canada has seen tremendous growth, and has now surpassed 300 employees serving global markets.

The Technical Writer contributes to the success of our business by applying their skills and experience to the design and development of fit-

for-purpose product documentation. By considering usability, maintainability, readability, and accessibility, the Technical Writer continuously seeks to expand both product and technical domain while actively seeking to support effective, high quality delivery of documentation within a cross-

functional Agile and Lean delivery team.

Roles and Responsibilities :

  • Developing and maintaining content for print, download, and on-product help, including but not limited to : product fundamentals, installation, configuration, and administration guides, in support of multiple, concurrent product releases
  • Participating in and contributing to the Agile software development process actively engaging in feature planning sessions, task breakdowns, and documentation impact analysis
  • Adhering to documentation standards and best practices and pro-actively contributing to their continuous improvement with a goal to maintain superior quality, consistency, and effective content management
  • Continuously striving to understand how the product works, the related personas and their workflows, and eager to develop a specific area of expertise which fosters a cooperative and collaborative work environment
  • Performing peer reviews and edits, providing constructive feedback to help ensure high caliber and consistent documentation across the suite
  • Emphasizing knowledge sharing and supporting peers and colleagues
  • Seeking continuous improvement of team, product, and processes using an Agile and Lean mindset
  • Knowledge and skills : Ownership, Quality and Effort : Problem Solving and Design : Communication and Sphere of Influence : Capabilities and Learning : Education and Experience :

  • College Diploma or University Degree with a specialization in Technical Communication (or another technical discipline with relevant experience).
  • Two to five years of relevant professional experience working or school based / personal projects.
  • An understanding of structured writing to facilitate reuse and single sourcing.
  • Able to analyze simple content design issues and determine the best resolutions.
  • Recognizes the importance of effective planning, organizational, and time management skills.
  • Nice to Haves :

  • Aviation Maintenance domain knowledge is an asset.
  • Experience with web content design.
  • Knowledge and understanding of user experience design.
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