Technical Writer – 3 Months

March 27th, 2019

Technical Writer – 3 Months

The Opportunity

A Technical Writer Contractor is required to join our Wildcat SLAM acceleration. Wildcat is a cutting edge C++ Simultaneous Location and Mapping (SLAM) library developed by CSIRO’s Data61 Robotics and Autonomous Systems Group.

Wildcat is a key enabling technology in robotics perception for autonomous robot operation. It processes various sensor data, including 3D lidar and IMU data, in order to produce an accurate trajectory of the robot in 3D space as well as a detailed 3D point cloud map of the explored environment.

Wildcat is an evolution of our previous developed SLAM technologies which has been successfully commercialised in collaboration with GeoSLAM. It is currently being used as a key technology in an UAV (drone) automation startup.

Your duties will include

A Technical Writer Contractor is required to consolidate our existing documentation and author new documents. The technical writer will generate user level documentation for setting up and executing a Wildcat pipeline, Wildcat configuration file setup and Wildcat configuration UI. This includes process documentation such as the processes used for calibrating a Wildcat enabled device.

The Technical Writer will also generate initial technical documentation for the Wildcat API and SDK setup. As part of this technical documentation, the Technical Writer is required to look at source code and work with our Software Engineers to identify critical components which require more documentation and to develop that documentation.

To be successful you will need

• Excellent writing and documentation skills
• Excellent communication skills
• Experience writing software technical and user documentation
• Some software development experience and the ability to read and interpret code

Location: Pullenvale, QLD

Tenure: Contractor for 3 months

About CSIRO’s Data61

CSIRO’s Data61 is the largest data innovation group in Australia. Bringing together CSIRO’s Productivity team and National ICT Australia (NICTA), we are unrivalled in our intellectual capital and our network with the global technology marketplace.

The combined group brings together approximately 600 research staff working in digital technologies to create benefit for Australia. Data61 continues to develop Australia’s future leaders with its strong 300+ PhD student program in collaboration with the best universities across Australia.

The CSIRO Robotics and Autonomous Systems Group (RASG), located in Brisbane, is part of the Cyber Physical Systems Research Program (CPS) of Data61, and is one of the leading applied robotics and autonomous systems research labs in the world.

It has over 45 researchers and engineers, as well as many research interns, graduate students and visiting scientists. The RASG has extensive laboratory facilities and research infrastructure and has a broad spectrum of collaborations with other CSIRO business units, as well as many universities and research centres in Australia and abroad.

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Please provide a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role.

We’re working hard to recruit diverse people and ensure all our people feel supported to do their best work and empowered to let their ideas flourish.

Applications Close

10th April 2019.


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