Documentation Engineer

Joby Aviation

Santa Cruz, CA, USA

Full time

$101.1-178.4k (annually)

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Jul 4

Joby Overview

Located in Northern California, the Joby Aviation team is steadily working toward our goal of creating an affordable, all-electric air transportation system. Imagine an air taxi that takes off vertically, then quietly and quickly carries you over the traffic congestion below, giving you back the time that otherwise would have spent sitting in traffic. Since 2009, our team has been making this dream a reality, designing and flight testing a prototype aircraft capable of serving in a network of electric air taxis. We’re looking for talented individuals to join our team as we push onwards toward certifying the aircraft with the Federal Aviation Administration and preparing for commercialization with launch targeted in select markets for 2024. 


  • Own, extend, and support the documentation generation processes for Joby's Software Team
  • Drive implementation of a company-wide documentation system
  • Evaluate our current toolchain, suggest changes, and manage projects to update the toolchain with creativity and efficiency.


  • Familiarity with open-source platforms and authoring/publishing tools for a "Docs-as-Code" approach (such as Doxygen, reStructuredText/Sphinx, AsciiDoc, LaTeX, etc.)
  • Familiarity with CI/CD methodologies and technologies (such as Jenkins, TeamCity, etc.).
  • Familiar with distributed version control systems like git
  • Self-sufficiency with *nix command line
  • 3+ years of experience in the software industry
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience; degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field preferred


  •  Experience developing and/or documenting applications using programming languages/APIs (such as Python, assembly, C/C++.)
  • Experience with diagramming tools such as, Visio, or LucidChart
  • Familiaity with DO-178C, Software Considerations in Airborne Systems and Equipment Certification

Please still apply if you don’t meet all items in the desired section! Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. We are dedicated to building a diverse and effective workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Compensation at Joby is a combination of base pay and Restricted Stock Units (RSUs). The target base pay for this position is $101,100-$178,400. The compensation package offered will be determined by location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.

Joby also offers a comprehensive benefits package, including paid time off, healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan with a company match, an employee stock purchase plan (ESPP), short-term and long-term disability coverage, life insurance, and more.

Joby Aviation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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