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Technical Documentation Writer Development Program

We can't predict what the future holds, but we know Texas Instruments will have a part in shaping it.
Are you the type of person that loves getting into technical details of technology, grammar and sentence structure or the way systems are constructed? Do you want to work for and help grow a top-tier technology company? TI’s Technical Documentation development program is a 12-month program designed to accelerate your evolution from new college graduate to a strong technical editor that businesses rely upon and collaborate closely with in order to meet and exceed goals.
The Technical Documentation Development Program is a challenging and competitive program that offers real-world experience in several roles, providing an excellent foundation for career growth and advancement. This program is designed to teach technical writers the critical documentation tools, the backend processes used to process and publish documents, and the requirements for different documents created to support TI’s growing semiconductor portfolio.

Learning Tools/Processes/Standards
  • Learn creation tools – Web and Oxygen editors, DITA based content
  • Learn processes from getting new requests, to setting up content, working with subject matter experts, editing, and publication of content
  • Learn illustration, writing and content specific standards
Execute while learning
  • Execute short form docs from request to publish
  • For documents you own – go through full process from request to publish, update and create illustrations, learn translation process (shadow translation team)
Backend knowledge
  • Help test and troubleshoot issues
  • Assist with data analysis and competitive analysis
Upon successful completion of the development program, rotators are welcomed as Technical Writers on TI’s Technical Documentation team.

Technical Writer Principal Responsibilities
  • Act as an expert with Tech Docs creation tools and quickly find answers to questions or tool issues.
  • Demonstrate expert detail-oriented, up-to-date knowledge, and application of documentation standards and writing guidelines.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge on TI products to enable expert use of technical language to consistently and effectively communicate.
  • Understand illustration standards and provide consultations to engineers to ensure illustration standards are applied appropriately.
  • Share best practices and lessons learned to enhance team performance.
  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with engineers. 
  • Demonstrate solid interpersonal communication skills and timely responsiveness to maintain open dialogue with engineers and team.
  • Provide effective 1:1 and small group instruction, consultation, and troubleshooting regarding content creation tools and overall technical documentation workflow.
  • Manage and be accountable for end-to-end logistics, including tools to track progress, content, and documentation histories.
  • Follow-up regularly with engineers on feedback with documentation issues.
Minimum requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Communications, Technical Writing, Rhetoric & Writing or a technical degree with writing experience or writing courses. 
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA 3.0/4.0 
Preferred qualifications
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to effectively interact with multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to learn new tools and process
  • Ability to take initiative and drive for results
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Results and deadline oriented; Customer-service oriented
  • Ability to build strong, influential relationships
  • Project management skills
  • Basic understanding of engineering concepts and verbiage
Why TI?
  • Engineer your future. We empower our employees to truly own their career and development. Come collaborate with some of the smartest people in the world to shape the future of electronics.
  • We’re different by design. Diverse backgrounds and perspectives are what push innovation forward and what make TI stronger. We value each and every voice, and look forward to hearing yours.  Meet the people of TI
  • Benefits that benefit you. We offer competitive pay and benefits designed to help you and your family live your best life. Your well-being is important to us.
As a global semiconductor company, we design, manufacture, test and sell analog and embedded processing chips to nearly 100,000 customers. Our products enable electronics everywhere and in things you experience every day – from health care, smart homes and connected cars to drones, smart phones and more. Our passion to create a better and more sustainable world by making electronics more affordable through semiconductors drives us to make our technology smaller, more efficient, more reliable and more affordable.
Texas Instruments is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse, inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, disability, genetic information, national origin, gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.
If you are interested in this position, please apply to this requisition.