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Staff Technical Writer (R2607)

Shield AI

$132,488 - $198,733 / year
Apply before: May 30, 2024
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  • Date posted
    April 30, 2024
  • Location
  • Salary
    $132,488 - $198,733 / year
  • Apply before
    May 30, 2024
  • Career Level

Job Description

Staff Technical Writer (R2607)

San Diego Metro Area
Hivemind – Product Management /
Full Time Employee /
The Hivemind Division of Shield AI seeks a highly skilled and detail-oriented Technical Writer to join our team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for developing, verifying, and sustaining comprehensive documentation for the Hivemind Enterprise product: a software product that enables scalable design, deployment, evaluation and iteration of autonomy architectures for a wide range of robotic platforms. Hivemind Enterprise is a highly technical software product SDKs, tools and user interfaces that satisfy the needs of multiple personae, ranging from operators of autonomous platforms, to AI and test engineers.
This role requires a deep understanding developer facing software products (SDKs, CLI tools, CI Integration, …), complex configuration systems, extensible software development kits (SDKs) and command line interfaces (CLIs).


    • Be an expert user of the Hivemind Enterprise product
    • Contribute to the selection of documentation creation platforms and tools
    • Work with systems engineering to create programmatic links between Shield AI’s system model (created with Cameo Enterprise using SysML 1.6) and the Hivemind Enterprise product’s documentation
    • Devise a strategy for connecting auto-generated API documentation with hand-written user guides
    • Generate technical writing to describe product functionalities
    • Generate excellent diagrams and other visual aids to describe supported workflows


    • Typically requires a minimum of 7 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 6 years and a Master’s degree; or 4 years with a PhD; or equivalent work experience.
    • Deep familiarity with multiple complex developer facing software products and their documentation
    • Deep familiarity with frameworks used to create excellent and interactive documentation of software products
    • Rich understanding of what excellence in software product documentation looks like
    • Highly proficient at technical writing for software products
    • Reasonable familiarity with robotics and aviation concepts
    • Comfortable working in a Linux environment
    • Familiar with software engineering practices with regards to software versioning, packaging, deployment
    • Fast thinker, fast doer, able to generate results rapidly with minimal input in order to unblock iteration
    • Excellent communicator


    • Software engineering experience or training
    • Experience within the robotics industry
    • Experience within the aviation and/or aerospace industry
    • Familiarity with System Modeling using SysML
$132,488 – $198,733 a year