JOB

Technical Writer (Applications)

Apply before 6PM (AEDT) on: Sunday, November 28, 2021

South Australia

Agency / Department

Defence Science & Technology (DST)

Experience Level

Senior

Employment Type

Contract

Expected Rate (inc. Super)

$130 per hour***

Overview and Responsibilities

We require an experienced, pro-active and versatile Technical Writer, focusing on Application related documentation, to work with a project team. Deliverables comprise System Designs, Solution Patterns, Technical Requirements and end to end Solution Designs. The Technical Writer (Applications) will work with the Project Manager, Principal Architect, Vendor and internal SMEs to deliver high quality artefacts that align with reference architecture, build team and user requirements. In some cases, this role will be accountable for delivering reference artefacts for other areas within DST. The Technical Writer (Applications) will have (Essential):
• Experience in developing documentation that enables a solution design to be estimated for delivery
• Experience in developing documentation that describes an existing solution architecture.
• General understanding and awareness of Security concepts and areas of security focus in Solution Architecture
• Experience of creating documents that simplify complex concepts into easily consumable formats
• Experience eliciting requirements from clients & projects The Technical Writer (Applications) will have (Desirable):
• Previous experience working for a Federal government agency
• Exposure to the planning and shaping process when estimating projects
• Experience reviewing and contributing to Solution Architecture designs
• Prior experience in producing project artefacts The Technical Writer (Applications) will be Responsible for:
• Contributing to establishment of documentation related to the Enterprise Architecture and Solution Architecture
• Exploring approaches that both satisfy requirements and work within constraints
• Recommending and documenting an approach, plus recording other approaches considered, in accordance with a template
• Work through the approach approval process including responding to feedback and suggested revisions
• Formulating and documenting a detailed design in accordance with a template
• Work through the design approval process including responding to feedback and suggested revisions
• Provide advice and clarification as the project progresses Candidate must have an Australian Government baseline clearance.

Essential Criteria

1. Experience in developing documentation that enables a solution design to be estimated for delivery
2. Experience in developing documentation that describes an existing solution architecture.
3. General understanding and awareness of Security concepts and areas of security focus in Solution Architecture
4. Experience of creating documents that simplify complex Security concepts into easily consumable formats
5. Experience eliciting requirements from clients & projects

Desired Criteria

1. Previous experience working for a Federal government agency
2. Experience reviewing and contributing to Solution Architecture designs
3. Exposure to the planning and shaping process when estimating projects

Security Clearance

Must Have current baseline clearance

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