BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Sr. Technical Writer in San Jose, California

Job Description Summary

Job Description

We are currently seeking a skilled senior technical writer who will be responsible for creating technical data sheets and hardware and software manuals, and presenting complex scientific information accurately, clearly, and concisely. The senior technical writer is self-motivated, manages their tasks and time efficiently, and needs little or no day-to-day instructions.

The duties and responsibilities of the senior technical writer include:

  • Plan, develop, write and edit hardware and software manuals, reagent package inserts and data sheets, and online Help using product specifications and information from subject matter experts.

  • Ensure accuracy, clarity, appropriateness, and consistency of documents; evaluate documents of other writers when appropriate.

  • Serve as a resource to other writers in areas of content development and writing style. Able to quickly see and evaluate the structure of a document to present it in a customer-centric manner. Follow logical, structured, and consistent thought processes when writing, planning, speaking, and presenting in meetings. Ability to organize information into a clear, logical sequence.

  • Has the drive to investigate how technological products work and to craft explanations that anticipate customers’ questions and solve customers’ problems. Writes at a level appropriate for the audience. Considers the customers' experiences in all aspects of writing. Writes in a way that separates information for different audiences.

  • Manage workload, timeline and resources for a project. Inform team early about possible issues. Plan and prepare for possible issues and formulate a mitigation plan.

  • Perform gap analysis and make suggestions for improvements to processes and procedures.

  • Able to manage multiple projects and writers. Can focus and prioritize the tasks needed to complete the project.

  • Keep abreast of and comply with the basic requirements for compliance in own area of work. Participate as required in training on regulatory issues affecting own area of work. Bring regulatory compliance questions/issues to the attention of management.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

  • Requires at least a BS/BA in English, science, or related technical field

  • Minimum of seven years of experience as a writer in a technical/scientific environment

  • Knowledge and experience using: Adobe FrameMaker, MadCap Flare, FileMakerPro, Adobe Acrobat, TFS, online help software, and Adobe Illustrator


  • Certificate in technical writing or additional job-related course work

  • Experience in an FDA regulated industry

  • Experience with molecular biology techniques such as PCR, DNA sequencing, RNA and protein analysis flow cytometry, cell sorting, immunology.


Primary Work LocationUSA CA - San Jose

Additional Locations

Work Shift1st Shift 830am-5pm (United States of America)

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status