Our Client is seeking a full-time contract role as a DITA Information Architect to assist a team of experienced tech writers in an enterprise environment to guide the team, build tools and framework, organize, publish, store, retain and retire information.
Things you need to have :
University degree in any area of study and Technical Communications certificate
10+ years of technical communications experience in an engineering, IT, or technical environment
Demonstrated information architecture experience in structured authoring or DITA
Deep knowledge and experience working within a component CMS (Ixiasoft DITA CMS preferred) and XML editor (oXygen preferred)
Familiarity with the DITA Open Toolkit, DTD, XSL-FO
Experience configuring DITA publishing tools and DITA OT plugin development is preferred
Familiarity with user experience and usability principles
Expert editorial, grammar, and structured authoring knowledge
Experience producing content across multiple channels
Ability to work collaboratively in a sharing, supporting team environment
What you will be doing :
Work closely with engineers to create, update, and publish technical manuals, documents, and communications to support daily Engineering operations.
Develop and enhance standards and processes for creating, publishing, reviewing, approving, and managing technical content and source files within the CM team.
Perform information architecture duties and needs analysis to ensure alignment of technical content with business needs.
Perform current state, audience, and data analysis to develop content strategies, pinpoint content gaps, and identify opportunities for content reuse and process efficiencies.
Support and maintain authoring tools, workflows, templates, and content models for effective content creation and delivery.
Recommend and develop DITA authoring, publishing, reuse, glossary, index, taxonomy, and metadata strategies for content navigation, classification, and discovery.
Provide guidance and training on principles of technical writing, structured and topic-based authoring, single-sourcing, style guide, copyedit, and minimalism to other members of the CM team and across Engineering.
Participate in stakeholder discussions to anticipate and identify immediate and long-term business needs around content requirements, expectations, and user experience.
Research and incorporate industry best practices and innovation into existing processes and tools.
Manage multiple streams of work and parallel deadlines
Demonstrate strong work ethic in all areas