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Lead Technical Writer

Apptronik

Apptronik

Marketing & Communications, IT
Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 15, 2024

Apptronik is building robots for the real world to improve human quality of life and to help solve the ever-increasing labor shortage problem. Our team has been building some of the most advanced robots on the planet for years, dating back to the DARPA Robotics Challenge. We apply our expertise across the full robotics stack to some of the most important and impactful problems our society faces, and expect our products and technology to change the world for the better. We value passion, creativity, and collaboration to help us overcome existing technological barriers in the industry to create truly innovative products.

You will join a team developing state-of-the-art general-purpose robots designed to operate in human spaces and with human tools. It is designed to work alongside humans, mobilize to human spaces, and manipulate the world around it.

We’re seeking an experienced technical writer to guide documentation for general purpose humanoid robotics. Reporting up to the Director of Product, you will guide and execute the roadmap for user facing documentation.

Responsibilities:

  • Own the technical documentation roadmap.
  • Create and maintain high-quality, succinct user-facing documentation for a general-purpose humanoid robot and its supporting systems.
  • Work with the Engineering and Marketing teams to acquire a thorough understanding of the product’s form, function, and features.
  • Open to leading a team of technical writers including in-house staff and contract writers.
  • Follow established procedures for content approval, records, and document releasing.

Requirements:

  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • You make decisions in uncertainty, prioritizing velocity over perfection
  • You prioritize user feedback, promoting that voice to internal teams
  • Quickly learn and understand complex subject matter associated with advanced robot systems.
  • Demonstrated history of discerning internal engineering information from user-facing detail for use in documentation.
  • Experience generating user and developer-oriented documentation in a technical field such as robotics
  • Collaboration with engineers to improve user experience (ex: design, UI), refine content, and create illustrations and diagrams.
  • Experience with reStructuredText or Markdown to write documentation
  • Manage multiple documentation projects simultaneously.

Nice to Have:

  • Portfolio highlighting your documentation style
  • Experience guiding a team of contract writers
  • Previous experience specifically in robotics products, industrial or consumer
  • Previous experience specifically in artificial intelligence
  • Familiarity with Adobe FrameMaker, Figma

Perks:

  • Competitive base w/ benefits
  • Highly motivating equity incentive package
  • Hybrid work schedule (i.e. work from home in some capacity)
  • Flexible work hours policy
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • 401k plan

*This is a direct hire. Please, no outside Agency solicitations.

Apptronik provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.