לוח משרות
Technical Writer #123
Job Description
The Technical Writer carries out complex assignments of drafting technical documentation, detailed and brief product specifications and data sheets, as well as preparing, and following-up patent applications relating to leading-edge products and technologies emerging from Horizon Semiconductors, requiring extensive engineering background and excellent writing skills.

The Technical Writer drafts product specifications, data sheets, user manuals and various documents and presentations of technical nature for the use of engineering and technical marketing teams, drafts patent applications and communicates and negotiates with patent lawyers for filing of the patent, follows-up patent application from a concept to a granted patent, guides company engineers and managers in all the technical writing aspects of the patent.

Responsibilities
The Technical Writer will report to the General Counsel in our Israeli office and be responsible for technical documentation, patent applications and counseling management and employees on technical writing issues. The chosen candidate will have varied responsibilities including:

  • Preparation of US and other patent applications, from a concept of innovation to filing;
  • Basic IP and Patent search;
  • Attend and participate in patent application/claim drafting meetings;
  • Management of patent portfolio, and review of scientific and commercial publications;
  • Drafting product specifications, data sheets, technical customer presentations, user manuals and other technical documents;
  • Working in close cooperation with engineering and technical marketing teams;
  • Working in close cooperation with an external patent attorney to supervise the final stages of drafting of the patent until its submission and granting.

Requirements
3 to 4 years as a Technical Writer at either a top tier patent editing firm or at a technology company. This position requires a breadth of knowledge and ability to identify and handle issues in many disciplines, with particular expertise in patent and IP related matters. Ability to perform sophisticated technical analysis, strong technical writing skills and superior judgment required. Strong communications and self-expressing skills. In addition, the candidate must have:

  1. The ability to apply fundamental and diversified professional engineering concepts, theories and practices to achieve objectives with versatility, judgment, and perception;
  2. The ability to adapt and apply methods and techniques of related scientific disciplines;
  3. Strong work experience and background in IT, communication, signal processing, consumer electronics, and proven record of preparation and handling of technical documentation, product specifications, user manuals and patent applications, in this field;
  4. Experience with semiconductor and circuit technologies;
  5. Candidate must have excellent writing skills, strong interpersonal skills, must be excellent communicator, good listener, comfortable in dynamic, fast paced, constantly changing environment, and the ability to work within a team environment;
  6. Very strong technical skills focused on electrical engineering and computer science in particular are required for this position. Background in digital Video/Audio compression and multimedia technology a plus.
Solid analytical skills and the demonstrated ability to work in an unstructured environment and to solve problems quickly and creatively. Ability to multi-task and handle complex assignments with minimum supervision and with excellent follow up. Must be able to interact with the company’s engineers & scientists to maximize the value of our intellectual property.

The candidate must possess an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering or computer science.

The position entails working in a fast-paced environment with savvy and demanding clients, high standards and heavy workload. Qualified candidates must possess exceptional analytical and communication skills (both Hebrew & English), be capable of providing sound, practical advice in response to complex and rapidly changing conditions, and be able to make a positive contribution to a very collegial working environment. This Technical Writer will have substantial autonomy and therefore must be able to work in a self-sufficient manner, including working collaboratively with other team members across disciplines. Self- motivated, hard-working team player with a can do attitude with demonstrated business acumen and ability to interact with a demanding leadership team.

Travel may occasionally be required.

University grades pre-requisite:

  • Top tier EE/CS/CE, GPA over 85.
Location
  • Horizon's headquarters, Herzliya, Israel.

  • The position applies for both men/women.

    Please send potential applicant's CV's to:

  • By Email: uri.schatzberg@horizonsemi.com