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Senior Technical Writer

IT/Technical & Product Development
TEC001N8 Requisition #

The Senior Technical Writer position maintains Support Center documentation for the Scopus Tech software development team.  The Scopus Support Center is comprised of FAQ articles translated in American English (primary), Japanese, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, and Russian.


Scopus is the world’s largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, including scientific journals, books and conference proceedings, covering research topics across all scientific and technical disciplines, ranging from medicine and social sciences to arts and humanities. Further, with smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research, Scopus empowers you to advance your science beyond the text.


A global company based in Amsterdam, Elsevier partners with scientists, researchers, healthcare providers, educators and decision-makers in academic institutions, governments and corporations to help them find, evaluate and use information.  Elsevier employs over 7,000 people in more than 70 offices worldwide.  We are an employer of choice, attracting and developing talented and creative people who thrive in a challenging and fast-paced environment.  We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package as well as a real opportunity for career growth in a growing organization. 


Create accurate, thorough documentation in a fast-paced, Agile development environment to support deliverables in the form of online tutorials, help systems, and their localized versions. You must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously, and to work effectively both on your own and in support of development teams. You will have the opportunity to create online tutorials using Adobe Captivate.

  • Administer Help systems using Oracle Service Cloud
  • Liaison with external vendor for localization efforts
  • Write and edit deliverables in Global English for non-technical and technical users
  • Gather information from a variety of sources
  • Learn complex, technical products and explain them in clear, concise language
  • Collaborate with internal development teams to learn about and address customer needs related to our product

Experience and Education:

·         5+ years of technical writing experience

·         BS degree in technical writing, communications, or related field

·         Fluent in spoken and written American English

·         Must submit a portfolio of works written in American English



  • Technical writing and editing competencies, knowledge, and skills
  • Skilled at desktop publishing and help authoring systems and software relevant to area as well as relationships between the systems
  • Ability to complete publications adhering to corporate standards, explaining complex technical topics in ways appropriate to technical and non-technical users
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Advanced knowledge of the principles of structuring information and the documentation and software development processes.
  • Ability to learn new software packages quickly, including advanced troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to manage workflow and manage multiple concurrent projects with tight deadlines, with minimal supervision
  • Analytical thinking, Organizational awareness, Audience and content analysis, Conceptual thinking, Decision making
  • Expert interviewing and independent research skills

Tools and Skills:

  • Oracle Service Cloud
  • HTML5
  • Adobe Captivate
  • Adobe Photoshop or equivalent
  • SnagIt
  • Microsoft Word

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