Technical AuthorOctopus Energy

Manchester, UK 26-06-2023
The energy industry is undergoing the largest transformation since industrialisation at an unprecedented rate of change and we are positioning ourselves to be at the heart of that change. 

Our aim is to be the leading global provider of solutions that enable customers to release £30bn of value per annum from distributed energy resources (DERs). We are building a Software as a Service (SaaS) subscription business with a global addressable market of £2.4 billion per annum, by digitally connecting hundreds of thousands of DERs with energy markets.

We have already attained a market leading position and KrakenFlex is a recognised thought leader and innovator in the industry. Our efforts have not gone unnoticed and we are pleased to announce that we now have the full support and backing of Octopus Energy, an award-winning UK energy supplier who share our passion and values.

We are seeking a skilled Technical Author to join our team and support our developers in ensuring consistent and comprehensive technical and customer documentation across all teams for our KrakenFlex platform. As a Technical Author, you will play a critical role in overseeing the documentation process, identifying gaps, and working collaboratively with various teams to create accurate and user-friendly documentation. This role requires excellent communication skills, a strong technical background, and a keen eye for detail.

What you'll do

    • Collaborate with software developers, product managers, and subject matter experts to understand the technical aspects of the KrakenFlex platform and identify documentation needs across teams.
    • Oversee the documentation process, ensuring that all teams are producing documentation at a consistent standard.
    • Create and maintain guidelines and templates for documentation to ensure consistency and clarity.
    • Work closely with team members to identify gaps in existing documentation and prioritise documentation needs.
    • Coordinate with developers and other stakeholders to gather information and insights to create accurate and up-to-date documentation.
    • Review and edit documentation produced by various teams to ensure quality, clarity, and adherence to established standards.
    • Provide guidance and support to team members on technical writing best practices.
    • Stay up-to-date with the latest features and updates in the KrakenFlex platform to ensure documentation accuracy and relevancy.
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure that customer-facing documentation meets user needs and aligns with the platform's capabilities.
    • Identify areas for process improvement in documentation creation and maintenance and propose innovative solutions.

What you'll need

    • Proven experience as a Technical Author, Technical Writer, or similar role in the software industry.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a keen eye for detail.
    • Strong technical background and understanding of software development concepts.
    • Proficiency in documenting software using industry-standard tools and markup languages.
    • Familiarity with Agile development methodologies and the ability to work in a fast-paced, iterative environment.
    • Strong organisational skills and the ability to prioritise tasks effectively.
    • Knowledge of AWS cloud platform is a plus.

Why else you'll love it here

    • Wondering what the salary for this role is? Just ask us! On a call with one of our recruiters it's something we always cover as we genuinely want to match your experience with the correct salary. The reason why we don't advertise is because we honestly have a degree of flexibility and would never want salary to be a reason why someone doesn't apply to Octopus - what's more important to us is finding the right octofit!
    • Octopus Energy is a unique culture. An organisation where people learn, decide, and build quicker. Where people work with autonomy, alongside a wide range of amazing co-owners, on projects that break new ground. We want your hard work to be rewarded with perks you actually care about! We won best company to work for in 2022, on Glassdoor we were voted 50 best places to work in 2022 and our Group CEO, Greg has recorded a podcast about our culture and how we empower our people 
    • Visit our perks hub - Octopus Employee Benefits
Ideally you will be based in the Greater Manchester and happy to come into the office a couple of days per week! But we appreciate that things have changed and flexibility is at the top of everyone's agenda, so if you would rather be remote please let us know.

If this sounds like you then we'd love to hear from you.

Studies have shown that some groups of people, like women, are less likely to apply to a role unless they meet 100% of the job requirements. Whoever you are, if you like one of our jobs, we encourage you to apply as you might just be the candidate we hire. Across Octopus, we're looking for genuinely decent people who are honest and empathetic. Our people are our strongest asset and the unique skills and perspectives people bring to the team are the driving force of our success. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute. Our commitment is to provide equal opportunities, an inclusive work environment, and fairness for everyone.


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