Technical Writer

Foster City, CA
Software – Technical Program Management /

Our company is looking for an experienced technical writer to support the best software engineering teams in the world. This writer will work closely with technical leads to improve the developer experience and productivity through high-quality documentation. The writer will produce developer-facing system documentation, product guides, reference materials, and e-learning content. The right candidate is an excellent communicator and has a demonstrated ability to initiate projects and manage any/all necessary steps to completion.  Depending on writing experience and technical knowledge, the writer will collaborate with our engineers and technical program managers as well.

In this role, you will:

    • Write, edit, maintain, and improve content including, but not limited to technical system overviews, internal services, user guides, knowledge base articles, tutorials
    • Collaborate closely with engineering leads on documentation process improvements, documentation discoverability, and long-term knowledge management
    • Guide, motivate, and train engineering teams to adhere to documentation process improvements and maintenance
    • Independently drive, manage, and prioritize multiple projects in a quickly changing environment


    • At least 4 years of experience writing for software developers, electrical engineers, technical operators, quality assurance teams, safety engineers, and etc.
    • Experience producing, optimizing and organizing written materials
    • Experience using authoring tools such as Doxygen, XML, Markdown. 
    • Expertise with Confluence would be immediately impactful
    • Experience with programming languages such as Python, C++ is a major plus, but not required
Compensation and Benefits
There are three major components to compensation for this position: salary, Amazon Restricted Stock Units (RSUs), and Zoox Stock Appreciation Rights. The salary range for this position is $95,000 to $140,000. A sign-on bonus may be offered as part of the compensation package. Compensation will vary based on geographic location and level. Leveling, as well as positioning within a level, is determined by a range of factors, including, but not limited to, a candidate's relevant years of experience, domain knowledge, and interview performance. The salary range listed in this posting represents the range of levels Zoox is considering for this position.
Zoox also offers a comprehensive package of benefits, including paid time off (e.g., sick leave, vacation, bereavement), unpaid time off, Zoox Stock Appreciation Rights, Amazon RSUs, health insurance, long-term care insurance, long-term and short-term disability insurance, and life insurance.

About Zoox
Zoox is developing the first ground-up, fully autonomous vehicle fleet and the supporting ecosystem required to bring this technology to market. Sitting at the intersection of robotics, machine learning, and design, Zoox aims to provide the next generation of mobility-as-a-service in urban environments. We’re looking for top talent that shares our passion and wants to be part of a fast-moving and highly execution-oriented team.

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A Final Note:
You do not need to match every listed expectation to apply for this position. Here at Zoox, we know that diverse perspectives foster the innovation we need to be successful, and we are committed to building a team that encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills.