Technical Writer

Kelly Services is hiring a Technical Writer for a 6 months contract opportunity in San Jose, Caifornia. Below are the details and required skills. For immediate consideration, please email your resume directly to as well as apply online.

Technical Writer
San Jose, CA
6+ months contract

Looking for a senior technical writer to play the role of a documentation specialist / content architect.

Primary requirements:

  • High level of knowledge of CCMS systems and help create workflow to meet the group and compliance needs.
  • You must have an excellent understanding of DITA standards and content architecture.
  • Proven abilities to help the global team transition to a modular content architecture and identify content reuse opportunities.
  • One of the key responsibilities will be to work with senior writers and create a metadata taxonomy.
  • Help improve translation process and bring efficiency.
  • Proven skills and experience to build standards that can be adopted by other writing groups.
  • Experience in building a unified content strategy and delivery will be a plus.
  • Knowledge of creating XML schema and creating stylesheets for output using XSLT.

Secondary responsibilities:

  • Produce documentation plans and schedules, adjusting as needed for projects.
  • Research, develop, write, and revise hardware and software documentation; and generate the documentation in various formats.
  • Collaborate with project and product managers in a scientific environment, development teams, testers, and product support teams.
  • Ability to create animations and videos is a definite advantage.


  • BS in physical science or BA in English, Communications, or similar field. Professional experience will be considered.
  • Experienced in producing hardware or software documentation.
  • High level of written and verbal communication skills.
  • Familiarity with various style guides and industry standards for technical publications.
  • Background in medical devices, or a background in chemistry is an advantage.

Why Kelly®?

By partnering with Kelly® IT, you’ll have direct connections to top companies around the globe—giving you the chance to put your tech skills to work on some of today’s most intriguing, innovative, and high-visibility projects. In a world where change is the only constant, our unparalleled connections and IT market expertise help you take your skills exactly where you want to go. We’re here to help you gain experience, keep learning, and move your career forward.

About Kelly®

At Kelly, we’re always thinking about what’s next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we’re a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law.

Kelly complies with the requirements of the Fair Chance Initiative. A conviction record does not automatically bar individuals from employment.

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