Sr. Technical Writer – Santa Clara

Organization: Renesas Electronics America, Inc.
Contact Name: Noreen Obiacoro
Address: 2801 Scott Boulevard, Santa Clara CA
Phone Number: 408-588-5940
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Job Title: Sr. Technical Writer
Job Duration: 6-month contract
Job Description:

Renesas Electronics America is seeking an experienced Senior Technical Writer to join our Technical Publications team for a 6 month contract. The ideal candidate will be based in Santa Clara, California and will work closely with developers, engineering groups and documentation groups in Santa Clara, Japan, and other locations.


  • Write and edit technical user documentation for use by developers and engineers without supervision. This entails working closely with the relevant project development and marketing teams
  • Obtain source information from internal project documentation and interviews with project team members
  • Plan, track, report, and manage document projects with limited supervision
  • Manage the development cycle of the technical documents assigned by lead author or line manager
  • Incorporate review comments
  • Ensure that documents comply with corporate standards and best technical documentation practices
  • Ensure that documents comply with current Technical Publications processes and policies
  • Work with structured and unstructured documents, including MS Word, FrameMaker and DITA


  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 5 years of related experience or a Master’s degree with a minimum of 3 years of related experience
  • Must have excellent communication skills and be willing to communicate at all levels
  • Broad understanding of the subject matter and the ability to learn quickly
  • Ability to identify end-user requirements and propose appropriate solutions
  • Proven experience as a technical author for electronics, embedded microcontrollers, processors, and software to meet the needs of their product area
  • Good organizational and interpersonal skills to manage the flow of information from contributors and reviewers
  • A working knowledge of information publishing systems such as Unstructured and Structured FrameMaker, Microsoft Office Tools, Acrobat, Visio, and Photoshop.

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Working knowledge of SharePoint and software repositories such as Mercurial, SVN, and Git
  • Knowledge of embedded microcontrollers, processors, System-on-Chip designs, and software
  • Knowledge of DITA-based component content management systems
  • Knowledge of DITA/XML editors such as XMetal, oXygen
  • Experience with XML-based stylesheet such as XSLT
  • Experience with MediaWiki and other online documentation presentation systems
  • Experience with WebWorks ePublisher or other format conversion tools
  • Experience with localization and working with a global company, particularly Japanese
  • Spoken and written Japanese a plus

Renesas Electronics delivers trusted embedded design innovation with complete semiconductor solutions that enable billions of connected, intelligent devices to enhance the way people work and live—securely and safely. The number one global supplier of microcontrollers, and a leader in Analog & Power and SoC products, Renesas provides the expertise, quality, and comprehensive solutions for a broad range of Automotive, Industrial, Home Electronics (HE), Office Automation (OA) and Information Communication Technology (ICT) applications to help shape a limitless future.

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