30+ days ago - req12473

Senior Technical Writer

Other corporate functions

Other technical job categories

Computer science & software engineering

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In a nutshell


San Jose - CA, US


Other corporate functions


8+ years



Job Category

Other technical job categories, Computer science & software engineering, Other job categories


ASML US brings together the most creative minds in science and technology to develop lithography machines that are key to producing faster, cheaper, more energy-efficient microchips. ASML design, develop, integrate, market and service these advanced machines, which enable our customers - the world’s leading chipmakers - to reduce the size and increase the functionality of their microchips, which in turn leads to smaller, more powerful consumer electronics. The company headquarters are in Veldhoven, the Netherlands, and there are18 office locations around the United States including main offices in Chandler, AZ., San Jose and San Diego, CA., Wilton, CT. and Hillsboro, OR.

Job Mission

We are seeking an experienced Technical Writer. In this role you will update and maintain documentation for a highly sophisticated engineer and developer audience in the semiconductor industry.

Job Description

  • Write, edit, and publish high-quality single-source product documentation authored in DITA XML using Oxygen XML Author, Adobe structured FrameMaker, and Microsoft Word, integrated with the Bluestream XDocs Component Content Management System (CCMS)

  • Coordinate internal reviews of the product documentation

  • Publish documentation in PDF using Adobe Acrobat

  • Collaborate with other writers and the product engineering, development, customer support, and product marketing teams to develop and maintain product documentation


BS/BA degree required in English, Communication, Technical Writing, or other related degree.


  • Five or more years of experience in writing and editing developer documentation for highly complex technology products

  • Three or more years experience using DITA and a DITA CCMS

  • Experience using oXygen or another XML authoring tool

  • Ability to develop and maintain documents that contains a large number of DITA files

  • Ability to add and update index entries

  • Experience working with off-site authors and subject matter experts (SMEs), including editing content created by English as a Second Language (ESL) speakers

  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word

  • Experience creating and editing graphics using Microsoft PowerPoint and a screenshot utility, such as TechSmith SnagIt

  • Experience using source control tools, wikis, and bug tracking systems (Perforce, Atlassian Confluence and JIRA preferred)

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task.

    Desirable Skills:

  • Experience creating and maintaining online help

  • Experience writing and editing product and service documentation for chip design and manufacturing products in the semiconductor industry

  • Experience using Simple English or Basic English to document complex concepts for ESL audiences

  • Experience with structured FrameMaker

  • Familiarity with UNIX tools and commands

  • Ability to read C and Java code, and to recognize proper code formatting

Personal skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to articulate at a system level

  • Self-motivated

Context of the position

This position primarily works in an office environment. It requires frequent sitting, standing and walking. Daily use of a computer is required. May stand for extended periods when facilitating meetings. The physical demands of the position described herein are essential functions of the job and employees must be able to successfully perform these tasks for extended periods. Reasonable accommodations may be made for those individuals with real or perceived disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job described.

Other information

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability