Technical Writer

  • Company:
    Downer Group
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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    2 days ago
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Job ID 573034 Job Type Full Time – Permanent Location Canberra Categories Information Technology, Project Management Advertised 31 Aug 2020 AUS Eastern Standard Time Applications close 27 Sep 2020 AUS Eastern Standard Time

Downer Defence Systems provides a broad range of professional and managed services, asset sustainment and estate upkeep services to the Australian Defence Force, the New Zealand Defence Force and other government agencies.

Position Summary:

Downer Defence are currently seeking a Technical Writer to assist in the delivery of JP2068, a multi-phased project designed to enhance the management, monitoring, and security of Defence Force communications networks. The successful candidate will work closely with members of the project to develop project documentation and to analyze current processes and identify areas for improvement.

Key Responsibilites:

  • Work with internal teams to obtain an in-depth understanding of the product and the documentation requirements
  • Produce high-quality documentation that meets applicable standards and is appropriate for its intended audience
  • Write easy-to-understand user interface text, online help and developer guides
  • Create tutorials to help end-users use a variety of applications
  • Analyze existing and potential content, focusing on reuse and single-sourcing opportunities
  • Create and maintain the information architecture

What We Offer:

  • A diverse and challenging work environment
  • A growing business where opportunities are favourable
  • A great team where you are empowered to lead
  • Salary Sacrifice and Novated Leasing
  • Access to monthly Professional Development Sessions (including specialist forums)


Candidates must be Australian citizens with a minimum NV1 security clearance or be eligible to obtain an Australian Government Security Clearance prior to commencement of engagement. Applicants residing outside of Australia or non-citizens will not be considered.

(Please note: Downer does not accept applications via email)