Technical Writer – MFi Program Technologies

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States
Operations and Supply Chain


Posted: Dec 22, 2018
Role Number: 200023974
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Key Qualifications

  • Excellent writing skills and writing samples, including material for a developer audience.
  • Knowledge of embedded communication protocols, firmware and hardware development on embedded systems, software development kits, and technologies including Wi-Fi, BLE, USB, and TCP/IP.
  • LaTeX
  • Pages and Keynote
  • HTML
  • Plaintext workflows like Markdown, Git, and bash
  • Visualization tools like Omnigraffle and Photoshop, or similar tools
  • Version control and version control systems
  • Experience collaborating with software development teams, and ability to learn and understand technical requirements written by others and receive feedback
  • Track record of efficiently delivering a high volume of documentation in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with limited supervision.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.


The MFi (Made for iPhone/iPad/iPod) team is seeking a technical writer to draft, update and maintain developer technical specifications and documentation for companies creating hardware accessories that use the technologies licensed through the MFi Program. These technical specifications describe the requirements for implementing Apple’s proprietary communication protocols, including HomeKit, CarPlay, AirPlay, GymKit, and more. The scope of the role will span the entire writing cycle – from requirements gathering in conjunction with Engineering teams to document production and publishing.

Education & Experience

BA/BS in Technical Communication, Computer Science, Engineering, or related field, or equivalent experience.

Additional Requirements