Metaswitch Networks
graduate job

Graduate Technical Author

Job description

We are now recruiting a Technical Author to join our highly skilled documentation team of ten, based in our head office in Enfield, North London.

Metaswitch have earned a reputation for exceptional customer care and our documentation is an important part of that.

Our documentation team are proactive individuals who learn fast and have a desire to share their knowledge with others. They work closely with our engineering and support teams in a friendly, supportive work environment to produce clear and concise, but technically complex, documentation for an audience primarily comprising experienced telecoms professionals.

The new author will collaborate with other authors and, over time, will take primary responsibility for solution areas. Our documentation work is varied and includes engineering and end-user documents, embedded help, API documentation and training manuals.

This role is open to graduates with an exceptional academic record and a keen interest in technology and becoming a Technical Author.

Main responsibilities

Documentation work is extremely varied and includes the opportunity to work with administrative and technical support functions, as well as our world-class developers. After an initial training and ramp up period, you will

  • use engineering documentation and discussions with subject matter experts – some of the best and brightest minds in the industry – to understand our new products and solutions
  • create customer-focused technical documentation to a high standard consistent with house styles
  • create and modify simple graphics, diagrams and screenshots
  • publish documentation in a range of formats to several platforms
  • achieve and maintain a high level of technical proficiency in a breadth of documentation and development tools and technologies
  • collaborate with agile Engineering teams on efficient documentation creation, including planning, reviewing and editing Engineer written text
  • peer review other authors’ work within the team.


We offer a competitive salary and package of benefits including a bonus plan, company share plan, a non-contributory pension, life insurance and private medical insurance plans.

We want Metaswitch to be an awesome place to work and we know that when employees are trusted to manage their work/life balance, not only does it support their well-being, but increases their engagement and ultimately enables them to perform their role better. Metaswitch is pleased to take a flexible approach to working, and if you’re looking for some variability in your schedule, we encourage you to have this conversation with your interviewer.

We offer the opportunity to do an interesting and challenging job in a well-managed and successful company. Metaswitch is proud of our focus on and commitment to our employees, and that our staff retention is exceptionally high. We’re a company that appreciates and looks after our people- every employee has a career development plan with no limitations on the direction your career will take within Metaswitch. We also demonstrate this in a number of other ways including regular funded “morale events” from lunches or evenings out with your team to weekends away.

What we are looking for

  • aptitude for understanding complex technical concepts, and the capability to explain them clearly and concisely
  • strong attention to detail
  • energy, enthusiasm, versatility and creativity.


Good A-levels and a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, in any subject

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details

Competitive salary

Contract, dates and working times


How to apply

Our recruitment process is designed to be thorough and tough, yet informative and friendly.

First, we’ll ask you to have a telephone interview with the hiring manager. We’ll then ask you to visit our Enfield Office to complete assessments and have interviews with members of the team. We want to find out more about you, but also provide the opportunity for you to get a good ‘feel’ for the role and Metaswitch.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 31 August 2020

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Closing date:  31 August 2020

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