Technical Writer (Part-time) – Elenion Technologies – New York, NY


We Are:

Technologies is driving innovation in silicon photonics, an emerging technology

poised to significantly increase performance and reduce costs of optical

systems. We are headquartered in New York City, with offices in San Jose,

California and Munich, Germany.

After pursuing a

path of intensely focused research and development for two years in

stealth-mode, Elenion recently unveiled itself to the world and has assembled a

world-class team of multi-disciplinary experts. Members of our leadership team

have built and sold several companies, published papers in the top scientific

journals in the world, raised hundreds of millions of dollars of venture

capital, and have built products and deployed them to the market. The technical team includes world leaders in our space, and many members are PhD

scientists and engineers from the top schools in the world, such as MIT,

Caltech, UChicago, and Columbia.

Elenion is

developing next-generation photonic integrated circuit technologies and

solutions for a broad range of datacom and telecom applications. It is almost

certain that, as you read this web page, the data traveling from the server to

your computer or phone went through hardware that someone on our team designed,

built, or deployed.

This team builds

the hardware at the heart of the internet. We think that’s cool. Hopefully, you

do too.


We are searching

for a part-time technical writer /

digital librarian to help drive our success in developing world-class

optical technologies. This position is based at our headquarters in midtown

Manhattan, on Madison Avenue, where the incumbent will collaborate with a large

team of highly technical personnel – physicists, engineers, programmers, etc.

This is a part-time role for now (12-15 hours/week), potentially ramping up

into full-time in the future.

We require someone who can identify what needs to be done with limited

direct supervision, then prioritize and execute. As the organization grows

there will be multiple opportunities for professional growth and career

development, in any of several different directions.

The ideal candidate will be extremely familiar

and comfortable with computers, including advanced skills in Word. We do not

necessarily expect the successful candidate to be familiar with our specific

databases and collaboration tools (Arena, Confluence, Jira, etc.), but we do

need someone who is very quick to learn new software packages and online

databases. We do not require an IT person or computer admin in this role

– IT support and setup of the databases is handled elsewhere. The incumbent must

be able to learn new tools quickly. We’re looking for someone who is first and

foremost smart, easy to work with, and an excellent communicator both in

writing and verbally.



Lead collaborative projects

such as development of white papers, and new engineering documentation, working

closely with cross-disciplinary teams of scientists and engineers.


Manage the complete documentation

lifecycle. This includes responding to new document requests from different

departments, creating work-flows for approval, routing the documents for

approval and integrating inputs. Once approved, you’ll archive and internally advertise

document accessibility to the teams.


Work within a digital document

archive system to ensure that company documents are up-to-date and appropriately



Proof public corporate text for

grammar, including websites, product brochures, white papers, etc.


Collaborate with technical

colleagues to ensure that documents are clearly and correctly written.


Manage and organize version

control of documents.


Ensure that the proper

documents appear in supplier and customer portals (access control).

Key Qualifications:

Experience as a professional

editor or writer.


Advanced Microsoft Word skills;

particularly regarding document collaboration and review features.


Highly analytical, organized

and detail-oriented.


Computer savvy, with the

ability to learn new software tools quickly.


Technical writing experience is

a significant asset.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not

discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race,

color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender

identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal,

state or local protected class.

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