Technical Writer

Job Code: 3099

Business Address / Job Location: Unit 601, 1726 Dolphin Ave. Kelowna, V1Y 9R9, British Columbia

Duration: Permanent Position

Degree Requirements: Engineering Technologist or BS/BAPSC in Electrical or Electronic Engineering or directly transferable experience

Our Location:

Our Kelowna Design Center is in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, a region known for its wineries, long hot summers and exceptional skiing. We offer the unique opportunity to design and develop highly integrated, mixed signal circuits for audio/video consumer electronics applications in one of the most beautiful locations in North America.

About ESS:

Our knowledge with signal converters has led to some of the world’s best audio DACs and ADCs. This experience along with a commitment to producing the very best with a “hands-on” approach to all aspects of design, gives a working environment and quality of life that is second to none. This position is best suited to a mature, fastidious individual with impeccable word-processing and document formatting skills in addition to a passion for microelectronics. The successful applicant will submit representative samples of their technical writing (redacted if necessary).

Core Duties

  • Creation and maintenance of product datasheets in multiple states of revision.
  • Refinement, delivery and maintenance of application notes and technical reports.
  • Survey engineering team members to compile device feature lists and operating procedures.
  • Work with product and test engineering groups to relay device information
  • Indirect customer support via our international team of Field Application Engineers by controlling product information in accordance with legal agreements and marketing strategies.

Auxiliary Duties

  • Assist with the creation of system level specification documents.
  • Analyze and review measurement data to create summaries and check for coherence.
  • Consulting on product test plans in the design phase.
  • Generation of info-graphics, block diagrams, timing diagrams, reference schematics and pinout diagrams from test results and engineering documentation.

Employment Requirements

  • Electrical Engineering technologist diploma or BS/BAPSC in Electrical or Electronic Engineering is preferred.  Applicants with appropriate experience will also be considered.
  • Excellent written and verbal command of the English language, specifically as it pertains to technical writing.
  • Meticulous organizational skills.
  • Maintain focus while repeatedly reviewing and editing large technical documents.
  • Familiarity with analog and digital system design principles.
  • Ability to work and interact with a diverse team of Engineers, both locally and remotely.
  • Canadian citizen.

Specific Skills Required

  • Expert use of Microsoft Word.
  • Expert use of Microsoft Visio.
  • Competent with at least one EDA tool for schematic capture. Diptrace 2.4.2 or later, Logic, DX Designer or OrCAD preferred.
  • Working knowledge of system level amplifier, ADC, and DAC configurations.  Good grasp of noise gain, signal gain, feedback, etc.
  • Familiarity with SVN revision control.
  • Innovative and willing to make recommendations for improving productivity

Preference will be given to candidates with the following

  • Experience at an audio or microelectronics company with a proven record of shipping products to customers.
  • Experience authoring electronic product datasheets or supporting documentation.
  • Strong skills with Microsoft Office 2016 or later
  • Graphic design experience.
  • Familiarity with LaTeX
  • Web design/programming experience as it pertains to online documents.
  • Familiarity with at least one vector graphic tool.  Visio or Inkscape preferred.
  • Working knowledge of common audio transport formats (PCM, I2S, DSD, DoP, SPDIF, MQA).
  • Understanding of PCB level digital communication protocols I2C, SPI, USB.
  • Understanding of R-2R networks.
  • Knowledge of the different types of digital and analog filters (FIR, IIR, Butterworth, Chebyshev, etc.)
  • Ability to write basic software or scripts to visualize data and automate tedious tasks.


ESS Technology, Inc. offers MSP-BC, Extended Health Care, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D and Life Term benefits.

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