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Senior Documentation Architect / Writer, RISC-V

Senior Documentation Architect / Writer, RISC-V

Website RISC-V International

Job Description

RISC-V International is looking for a Senior Documentation Architect/Writer to help us achieve the following goals: develop a strategy for organizing RISC-V documentation, enhance readability and usability of the content (including writing content), and work with the organization leadership to institutionalize best practices moving forward.

This position will work with the Technical steering committee, Committee chairs, Architecture review bodies, authors, RISC-V staff, and the CTO to achieve the aforementioned goals including:

  • Audit current content
  • Propose and get approval for an organizational strategy and develop an execution plan to organize the content
  • Work with existing Doc Tools developer to complete AsciiDoc transition and HTML transition
  • Develop policies, processes, and identify remedial work to establish robust TOCs, Indexes, Hyperlinks, and Glossaries
  • Develop plan to address the lack of introduction sections (rationale, strategies, overviews) and connective prose to minimize readers having to guess that information with the goals of making readers more successful more quickly (ramp) and having the documents stand alone.
  • Develop tagging strategy so that readers may choose what they want to read. E.g. manual, manual + non-normative text, manual +examples, etc.
  • Help develop strategy and implementation for automatic inclusion of SAIL formal model into the specifications based on work being done by Cambridge.
  • Work with the emerging developer experience effort to tie these projects together.


  • Bachelor’s degree in CS, or related field
  • 10+ years of related Documentation writing experience in technology
  • Working knowledge of Instruction Set Architectures (ISAs)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working with and building relationships with multiple stakeholders
  • Working knowledge of the Linux software stack from boot to userspace
  • Experience organizing documentation sets
  • Experience in some markup language used for documentation development (e.g. Latex, AsciiDoc)


  • Advanced degree in CS / ECE / EE
  • Proficient with AsciiDoc, Latex, GitHub, Google/MSFT Suites, and Atlassian tools

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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