Senior Technical Writer
at Ginkgo Bioworks Inc. (View all jobs)
Our mission is to make biology easier to engineer. Ginkgo is constructing, editing, and redesigning the living world in order to answer the globe’s growing challenges in health, energy, food, materials, and more. Our bioengineers make use of an in-house automated foundry for designing and building new organisms.
You will be a member of the Digital Technology Knowledge Management (DTKM) team, a team of technical writers and knowledge management specialists who work remotely from across the United States. The DTKM team works alongside product managers, product designers, software engineers, and scientists to ensure the scientists have the software tools and accompanying documentation and training content they need to do their work efficiently. The team also provides the broader Digital Technology department with technical documentation and knowledge management support.
In this role, you will be responsible for documenting our in-house scientific software and workflows for end users, maintaining and organizing that content to keep it up-to-date and easy to find, and writing documentation for other Digital Tech needs. In addition, you will contribute to the overall knowledge management strategy and processes within the department to ensure the vast amounts of knowledge is properly documented. The ideal technical writer has excellent communication and organizational skills, has a background in biology or a strong interest in learning the field, and works effectively in a complex and fast-paced environment with shifting priorities.
This is a remote position with the option to work on-site in Boston, MA or Emeryville, CA. Remote and Emeryville-based employees are expected to travel to our Boston headquarters approximately four times per year for three to five business days.
Preferred Capabilities and Experience
Total compensation for this role is market driven, with a starting salary of $110K+, as well as company stock awards. Base pay is ultimately determined based on a candidate’s skills, expertise, and experience. We also offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental & vision coverage, health spending accounts, voluntary benefits, leave of absence policies, Employee Assistance Program, 401(k) program with employer contribution, 8 paid holidays in addition to a full-week winter shutdown and unlimited Paid Time Off policy.