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Staff Technical Writer

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Longmont, CO, United States
Oct 10, 2018

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Job Description

Description

If you are a passionate, innovative and an out-of-the-box thinker that enjoys challenging projects, Xilinx is the right place for you. Our global team is growing and we are looking for bold, collaborative, and creative people to help deliver groundbreaking technologies that enable our customers to differentiate. Come do your best work and live your best life through collaboration, wellness and giving back to your community as a member of the ONEXILINX team.

Job Description

Assist in the writing, editing, and production of technical documentation for Xilinx products. Candidates must have strong editorial and organizational skills to ensure documentation produced complies with Xilinx and departmental standards and technical English guidelines. Work closely with other Technical Writers to manage documentation projects with internal customers. Working environment is fast-paced, high-demand, and multiple-deadline driven. Experience with Xilinx products desirable.

 

Job Requirements  

Candidates must possess strong project management skills and have the ability to work under pressure with multiple deadlines and projects. Must be passionate about information structure, content, and delivery. Must work successfully with internal customers to foster positive working relationships among engineering, marketing, and product applications groups. 

 

Ideal candidates will have experience in technical documentation in a similar environment and must have Adobe FrameMaker and Acrobat skills. DITA, Microsoft Word, Excel, and SharePoint skills a plus.


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Experience

Required:

  • Eight or more years of technical writing experience in a high-tech field
  • Experience managing multiple writing projects to different deadlines at the same time
  • Experience working directly with SMEs
  • Experience following multiple style/writing guidelines

Desired:

  • Relevant technical background/experience
  • Understanding of modular content development

Skills

Required:

  • Strong Technical English writing and editorial skills
  • Strong verbal/written communication with global teams
  • Strong organizational skills: project management and status reporting
  • Adobe FrameMaker and Acrobat experience

Desired:

  • Relevant technical background/experience
  • Experience with DITA or other XML-based authoring/publication system
  • Experience with Visio or other graphics programs
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, and SharePoint experience

Education: BA/BS in English, journalism, technical communication, or a related technical field; a university-issued certificate in technical communication is also acceptable

 

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