Technical Writer

Joby Aviation

Santa Cruz, CA, USA

Full time

Aug 25

Joby Overview

Located in Northern California, the Joby Aviation team has been steadily working toward our goal of providing safe, affordable, fully electric air transportation that is accessible to everyone. Imagine an air taxi that takes off vertically, then quietly and quickly carries you over the congestion below, giving you back that time you’d otherwise spend sitting in traffic. Technology has advanced to the point where designing and operating an all-electric aircraft is completely viable. Our team has been discreetly designing and flight testing this vehicle and is looking for talented individuals to see it through certification and high rate production.


As a Technical Writer, you will be part of a fast scaling software team responsible for the quality, clarity, and accuracy of the documentation for the technologies related to an aircraft product. You will do hands-on research and obtain necessary technical content from subject matter experts, then translate it into clear, concise, structured documentation. Sometimes you will author documents from scratch and other times you will edit content written by someone else. You will also update, enhance, and reorganize existing documentation.

Note that this is a technical writing position, not a UX writing position.


  • 10+ years experience as a technical writer documenting complex software products for technical audiences
  • Self-motivated and energetic
  • Fast and curious learner who enjoys picking up new technology
  • Experience gathering and analyzing information from diverse and busy SMEs
  • Intense attention to detail
  • Ability to work across silos and ask good questions to tease out detail and nuance
  • Experience building diagrams and other images to illustrate complex concepts
  • Track documents during creation, review and approval processes, and on into maintenance and update phases, through end-of-use
  • Ensure documentation runs through a review process using tools such as Jira and Collaborator
  • Experience using the Microsoft Office Suite

Please submit writing samples along with your resume.


  • Experience with diagraming tools such as, Visio, or LucidChart
  • Experience writing certification documents for the FAA or another government agency
  • Experience writing long-form technical documents
  • Experience envisioning, defining, and codifying writing and editorial processes
  • Knowledge of the aerospace industry

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