Senior Technical Writer in Basel

Réka Szitter, Zürich IT Professionals
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Basel, Basel-Stadt
Life Sciences
Réka Szitter, Zürich IT Professionals
058 201 56 60


Are you an experienced Senior Technical Writer and you are looking for an exciting opportunity in the medical device industry?Then you should read on! 

The perfect candidate has a proven background as a Technical writer, some experience working in a pharmaceutical environment or exposure to healthcare industry, a very good technical IT understanding (much of the job will be performed according to the “documentation as code” approach) and the required Soft Skills to work in this interface function. Due to the very technical environment of the Projects / the Program, typical Technical Writing Tools (HTML, CSS, Word, gDocs) will not be the main instruments. Final content will be produced in AsciiDoc.



  • Proactively and independently, collaborate with members of various teams comprising informatics experts, software engineers and life science experts to produce audience and reader-relevant content in agile scrum sprints.

  • Develop and maintain content in asciidoc format in line with a “documentation-as-code” framework.

  • Write and continuously update system, application and other technical content according to project requirements and timelines.

  • Ensure high-quality content or documentation contributions to one or several document repositories.

  • Ensure documentation compliance to established processes, standards and styles.

  • Create, update and edit user training content, stakeholder communication.

  • Possible support in creating other content for protocols, reports, presentations, user training.



  • Bachelor's Degree in computer science, electronics engineering or other engineering or technical discipline; or Bachelor’s Degree in journalism or communication with a focus on or experience in technology and information or natural sciences 

  • Experience, enthusiasm or willingness to produce final content in AsciiDoc markup language (markdown) 

  • 5y+ experience as a professional Technical Writer 

  • Project-based work experience in the pharmaceutical industry

  • Experience in the Google Productivity Suite (Google Docs, Drive, Sheets) 

  • Understands technical processes and communicates them well to others, so that scientific and technical ideas and processes are understandable to readers in various, possibly less technical but highly skilled fields of expertise 

  • Motivated in collaborating with authors and other project team contributors to create audience-relevant content, organizing reviews, compiling input and corrections, identifying logical inconsistencies, and providing final publishable documentation

  • Fluent in English and strong command of the language, including proper use of spelling, grammar, and typical technical writing standards

  • Good understanding of documentation-as-code practices or willingness to adapt

  • Strong communication skills; awareness of the themes that surround user adoption of technology

  • Proven ability to work in a multicultural geographically distributed team

Nice to Haves:

  • Competent in the use of templates in both narrative and graphic content

  • Experience in projects using Agile methodology and the Atlassian stack (Jira, Confluence)

  • Enthusiasm about technology and innovation to support delivering treatments to patients

  • Contributes to discussions aimed at the continuous improvement of processes and guidelines

  • Experience with markdown editors, Git, Jira and Antora, HTML

  • Ability to train and coach others


Have we sparked your interest? Do not hesitate to go ahead and apply!