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Technical Writer (DITA-XML)

  • Location:
    Santa Clara, California
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  • Category:
    Content/Document Management
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A Technical Writer job with a leading Semiconductor Equipment Manufacturing company located in Santa Clara is available courtesy of Modis Engineering. On this project you will develop and author new products technical documentation for semiconductor equipment. Manufacturing applications. Performs technical publications production duties using agile/waterfall methodology: page composition and layout, illustration, and technical writing and editing.

Responsibilities for this role include:
* Develops clear written materials to support product development activities. Work cross-functionally with SMEs to collect product information and specifications.
* Sources relevant content knowledge from databases, pre‐existing documents, tool builds and SMEs to create,
develop, update and publish highly accurate and complete product and service documents.
* Collects and organizes technical information and product images, and coordinates layout for publication. Develops and author technical documentation adhering to publication processes and style guide.
* Adheres to established terminology, style and editorial quality standards.
* Content conversion from MS Word and FrameMaker documentation to XML DITA maps is required. Ability to script and program in XSLT/ XSL‐FO for creating transforms is highly desirable.
* Manage technical writing projects: ensure program objectives are defined, necessary planning activities (e.g., requirement, schedule and resource estimation, deliverables, milestones, validating and testing, reliability, and risk mitigation) completed to allow for successful
implementation. Ensure projects meet quality, schedule and cost KPIs.
* Work collaboratively and effectively with others to promote innovative approaches and enhance productivity related to quality material development.
* Report on document quality metrics/targets and collaborate with managers to analyze operational effectiveness to meet quality standards.


Bachelor's Degree desired, as well as experience working in a technical writing role with responsibility for end‐to-end development of documentation for a technical audience.
Ability to work cross‐functionally, maintain, and regularly update multiple project schedules.
Proficient in technical writing applications such as:

Adobe Product Suite (FrameMaker, Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator)
DITA XML tools proficiency

XML Editors such as Oxygen, cCMS such as SDL or IXIASOFT, DITA DTDs, DITA Open Tool Kit, XSLT/XSL‐FO scripting and programming ability highly desirable

DITA XML topic‐based structured authoring proficiency
XML markup tags with DITA elements.
Proficient in creating and editing graphics, figures, and illustrations for documents using graphics tools such as: SnagIT, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and MS Paint
Experience with Content Management Systems (CMS) to conduct document reviews and approval using electronic workflows.
Self‐motivated, proactive, collaborative and authentic individual with passion for details and ability to multitask. Must be a quick learner, self‐starter and have the ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast‐paced, high‐tech environment.

If you are interested in this Technical Writer job in Santa Clara, then please click APPLY NOW. For other opportunities available at Modis Engineering go to If you have questions about this position, please contact Chuck Oeland at (408) 328-0777 or at

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