Technical Writer

Position brief

Sonatus is looking for a technical writer to work with Engineering and Product Management for creation of a variety of technical documents from software specifications to project proposals.  Position is in Sunnyvale, CA.  Working remotely can be considered after coming up to speed on technology and requirements.

Company introduction

Sonatus was founded by industry veterans from Cisco, Sun Micro, Nauto, and various startups to enable the digital transformation in automobile.  As new applications and data are deployed and generated in the automobile, the underlying IT infrastructure within the vehicle needs to modernize.  Sonatus will be bringing to market an in-vehicle ethernet network in 2020.  The company is head-quartered in Silicon Valley, California.


  • Work closely with engineering and product management
  • Requirement: Creation and editing of following content
    • Software specifications, including architecture diagrams, APIs, protocols, functional specifications
    • Test plans, traceability reports
    • Documents related to auditing and compliance in automotive industry
  • Desirable: creation and editing of following content
    • Product user guides
    • Project proposals
    • Engineering white papers

Basic qualifications

  • Experience and fluency in software design and architecture
  • 10+ years relevant experience
  • Quick learner
  • Prolific
  • Self motivated, able to work independently and meet tight schedules

Desirable qualification

  • Technical degree (BS)
  • Some knowledge and experience with IT technologies such as ethernet
  • Some experience in automotive industry

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