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Senior Staff Technical Writer

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Edinburgh, Great Britain & Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Apr 14, 2021

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Senior Staff Technical Writer

Seeking an experienced, motivated senior-level technical writer for Xilinx Edinburgh to work as part of a global technical writing and documentation team. 

This opportunity is for an individual contributor/team lead who seeks career growth. It requires a solid knowledge of documentation design and delivery best practices and demonstrated success in project management and team leadership.   

At Xilinx, we are leading the industry transformation to build an adaptable, intelligent world. ARE YOU bold, collaborative, and creative? We 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 beginning, 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 improve people's lives.

If you are PASSIONATE, ADAPTABLE, and INNOVATIVE, Xilinx is the right place for you! At Xilinx, we care deeply about creating significant development experiences while building a strong sense of belonging and connection. We champion 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.

 

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 manage multiple projects and deadlines to successful completion 
  • Exert high degree of influence among all organizational levels and direct manager 
  • Effective negotiator; able to grasp impact and importance of stakeholder engagement 
  • Identify opportunities to improve departmental processes and procedures 
  • Demonstrate effective coaching skills to achieve successful outcomes 
  • Provide support to more junior writers to meet team objectives and goals 
  • Take a leading role in designing content and content delivery options 
  • 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 
  • Eight or more years of experience in technical documentation; including supporting a major product, product suite or technology 
  • Experience with structured authoring/DITA adoption and implementation preferred 
  • 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 
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