Thermo Fisher Scientific Technical Writer in Sunnyvale, California

Job Description

When you join us at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll be part of a smart, driven team that shares your passion for exploration and discovery. With revenues of $22 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

How Will You Make an Impact?

Working with an International team this position will develop technical documentation across a range of subjects with various features and innovations. In this role, you will be contributing to a popular and well known Thermo Fisher product, that in-turn helps our customers to use this product more efficiently and understand it more quickly.

What will you do?

  • Developing technical documentation for lab automation software for different audiences

  • Perform research, writing, and maintenance of Help systems, installation and configuration guides, and customized documentation

  • Strong analytical skills, and excellent English writing and editing skills with demonstrated ability to write clearly in a variety of styles, including extensive knowledge of grammar, style and spelling

  • Cooperate with service providers to ensure on-time delivery of translations and printed documentation

  • Terminology work

How will you get there?

  • Degree in Technical Communication, Computer Science, Chemistry (Instrumental Analysis (GC, MS, HPLC)), or related field with an emphasis on technical documentation, or equivalent years of relevant experience

  • Ideally 5+ years of experience as a technical writer in a software-development environment

  • Developing translation-oriented technical documentation for different audiences

  • Solid knowledge of relevant authoring tools (e.g., Adobe RoboHelp) and graphics design tools (Adobe Creative Suite)

  • Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office products

  • Working experience with a content management system (e.g. SDL, AuthorIT, or Schema ST4)

  • Basic knowledge of developing and structuring content using XML-based authoring tools

  • Ability to organize information, learn complex concepts, and explain concepts and instructions clearly and concisely

  • Ability to work to deadlines

  • Strong communication skills and experience with working in a cross-cultural team

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Ability to work alone or as a member of a team

  • Knowledge of translation memory tools (Across Translation Memory, SDL Trados) and / or programming experience would be an advantage

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 70,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.