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2 Nov 2012

Full-Time Technical Writer (Irvine, CA)

Parexel – Posted by TechWhirl Irvine, California, United States

Job Description

PAREXEL International is a growing, fast-paced, global Clinical Research Organization (CRO) that has helped bring to market 49 of the top 50 selling pharmaceuticals. In fact, we have worked with all 10 of the world’s top 10 pharmaceutical companies.

Given our breadth of expertise and the trust placed in us by major pharmaceutical companies worldwide, PAREXEL can provide you with a number of career options in Clinical Research that can rarely be found within just one company. In fact, over 25% of the positions opened at PAREXEL are filled by current employees working to advance their skills and careers.

Responsible for writing and editing a comprehensive library of user documentation and developing eLearning modules for a suite of clinical trial management software applications.

Writing and editing content for online help and release notes

Creating eLearning modules and other training materials

Analyzing internal documentation, such as Functional Specification Documents, Business Requirements, wireframes and other source documents to determine appropriate topics and supporting graphic
Ensuring that documentation meets the acceptance criteria of stakeholders

Providing task estimates and project status reports to project team and Technical Publications Team Lead

Developing a strong knowledge of Perceptive Informatics software products and the clinical trial management industry

Investigating trends in technical writing and instructional design and developing methods for improving the quality or process involved in creating documentation and training materials

Ability to write clearly and concisely

Proficient in creating graphics, diagrams, and screen captures to support and clarify procedures and concepts

Ability to work well with project managers, software engineers and others in a team environment

Experienced in implementing single source practices

Have complete proficiency with MadCap Flare and Adobe Acrobat

Proficient in Adobe Captivate or other eLearning authoring tool

Familiar with Agile software development process

Familiarity with best practices for localization is a plus but not required

Bachelor of Arts/Science in Technical Communications, English, or Engineering Writing or equivalent work experience

5 or more years of experience as a technical writer in the software industry

Job Categories: Technical Editing and Technical Writer. Job Types: Full-Time.

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