Joby Aviation

Technical Writer

Job Locations US-CA-San Carlos
Powertrain & Electronics, Manufacturing
Regular Full-Time

Joby Overview

Located in Northern California, the team at Joby Aviation is driven by our goal of creating an affordable, all-electric air transportation system. Imagine a piloted air taxi that takes off vertically, then quietly carries you and your fellow passengers over the congested city streets below, enabling you to spend more time with the people and places that matter most. Since 2009, our team has worked steadily to make this dream a reality. We’ve designed and tested many generations of prototype aircraft capable of serving in a network of electric air taxis. We’re looking for talented, committed individuals to join our team as we push onwards toward certifying the Joby aircraft with the Federal Aviation Administration, scaling our manufacturing, and preparing to launch commercial service in 2025.


Joby Aviation is seeking a passionate Technical Writer to join our Powertrain & Electronics Manufacturing Engineering Team with a focus on production certification documentation. This individual must be highly organized and self-driven, while possessing a strong intuition for developing and authoring documentation for complex hardware assembly . This position is exciting and rewarding, as the Technical Writer will promptly see their ideas influence many key areas due to the fast pace of Joby Aviation.


  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to support documentation deliverables
  • Peer review and maintain documentation styles to adhere to Joby’s documentation standards
  • Understand and effectively communicate complex assembly processes in formalized manufacturing documentation that will be reviewed by cross-functional teams
  • Lead documentation efforts to ensure consistency and accuracy across all manufacturing documentation for Powertrain and Electronics
  • Author documentation for a variety of audiences, from production to engineering teams
  • Gather and analyze technical and product information from various sources to author new or modify existing documentation for design or manufacturing changes
  • Assist in planning, scheduling, and tracking documentation work to meet team and company wide objectives
  • Publish, maintain, and modify templates for documentation to ensure consistency and objectives are achieved


  • BS degree in engineering, science, communications, or related field
  • 5+ years of experience in the aerospace manufacturing industry or related field authoring documentation for hardware manufacturing
  • Excellent problem solving and teamwork skills while working with cross-functional teams
  • Passion for diving into the details and providing constructive feedback to the team and other cross functional teams


Compensation at Joby is a combination of base pay and Restricted Stock Units (RSUs). The target base pay for this position is $59,300-$104,500. 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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