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Senior Staff Technical Writer

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Hyderabad, India, India
Aug 6, 2020

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At Xilinx, we are leading the industry transformation to build an adaptable, intelligent world. ARE YOU bold, collaborative, and creative? At Xilinx, we hire and develop leaders and innovators who want to revolutionize the world of technology. We believe that by embracing diverse ideas, pushing boundaries, and working together as ONEXILINX, anything is possible.

Our culture of innovation began with the invention of the Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA), and with the 2018 introduction of our Adaptive Compute Acceleration Platform (ACAP), has made a quantum leap in capability, solidifying our role as the adaptable platform supplier of choice. From the start, we have always believed in providing inventors with products and platforms that are infinitely adaptable. From self-driving cars, to world-record genome processing, to AI and big data, to the world's first 5G networks, we empower the world's builders and visionaries whose ideas solve every day problems and enhance people's lives.

If you are PASSIONATE, ADAPTABLE, and INNOVATIVE, Xilinx is the right place for you! At Xilinx we care deeply about creating meaningful development experiences while building a strong sense of belonging and connection. We foster an environment of empowered learning, wellness, community engagement, and recognition, so you can focus on work that matters - world class technology that improves the way we live and work. We are ONEXILINX.

Seeking an experienced, motivated staff technical writer for Xilinx, Inc., a well-established, leading semiconductor firm based in San Jose, California. Xilinx technology and best-in-class products include solutions for artificial intelligence, high-speed computing, memory bandwidth, embedded vision and design, as well as all cloud-based and traditional networking flows. 
This opportunity is for an experienced technical writer. It requires a solid knowledge of documentation design and delivery best practices and demonstrated success in project management.  
The successful candidate for this position will demonstrate a track-record of success, strength, and aptitude in the following areas:

Responsibilities
  • Demonstrated ability to write to effective technical writing standards
  • Ability to independently manage multiple projects and deadlines to successful completion
  • Effective negotiator; able to grasp impact and importance of stakeholder engagement cross-functionally
  • Identify and implement improvements to departmental processes and procedures
  • Mentor and lead junior writers to meet team objectives and goals
  • Take a leading role in designing content and content delivery options. Lead one or more product areas or functions
  • Understands and promotes usability and product goals  
  • Partner with higher-level doc stakeholders and co-workers to develop and implement documentation and content strategies
  • Promote team work and engagement among global writers and their managers

Experience and Qualifications
  • BA in Technical Communication, English, Journalism or related field – OR -- university-issued credential in Technical Communication – OR – Masters or Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Electronics
  • 10+ years of experience in technical documentation; including supporting a major product, product suite or technology
  • Experience with structured authoring/DITA adoption and implementation (required). Experience in migration of documentation from disparate systems like Adobe Framemaker, MS Word, and so on, to DITA-based XML. Strong understanding of reuse.
  • Experience with setting and achieving individual and organizational goals
  • Experience with defining and implementing strategic solutions
  • Demonstrated passion for quality and accuracy in technical communications
  • Experience with API documentation

Bonus Skills: 
  • Experience with collaboration and project management platforms like Confluence and Jira
  • Experience working with Microsoft Visio, Sharepoint, and SnagIT
  • Experience with ideating or implementing automation solutions independently or in collaboration with technical experts
  • Knowledge of scripting in Python, Java and XML-based standards and frameworks like XSLT, DTD
  • Knowledge in working with Doxygen, Sphinx 
  • Experience with Markdown, Git, reStructuredText



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