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Technical Writer

About Cathx Ocean

Cathx Ocean are world leaders in Underwater Optical Imaging systems for machine learning. We have developed the world’s first built for purpose Subsea Imaging system, resolving most of the technical constraints with optical imaging underwater. These systems allow data to be collected in one tenth of the time taken with traditional imaging systems and also provide the data on which the Cathx Machine Learning hardware platform will be built. We are now planning to build and release a full suite of subsea applications and technologies to deliver efficiency and precision to a range of underwater operations.

Our customers operate in a diverse number of markets including Offshore Oil and Gas, Subsea Cables, Renewable energy, Deep water search and Salvage, Oceanographic and Subsea Archaeology. We are changing how they see underwater and how image and measurement data can be converted to reliable and actionable information.

About The Role

We are seeking an enthusiastic Technical Writer to manage the technical documentation library of the company. This will include the creation of production documentation and customer user manuals, as well as being a significant contributor to the management and organisation of the wider document management system. This role will be based in our offices in M7 Business Park, Newhall, Naas, Co. Kildare, and will report to the R&D Manager.


  • Work with the multi-disciplined Engineering Team to generate high-quality content required for production and customer-facing product documentation
  • Maintain and take ownership of the company documentation management system, ensuring that other departments adhere to company documentation policies
  • Support and maintain existing internal and external documentation including software and API user guides.
  • Adhere to, advocate for, and maintain the company’s writing style guide
  • Work with cross-functional teams to maintain and upkeep the documentation
  • Maintain product specification documents for new and existing products
  • Ensure that applicable company documentation adheres to the ISO 9001 quality standards

Who you are

  • Be professionally minded and a highly organised individual capable of working on own initiative
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be able to understand and communicate complex engineering concepts in a clear and concise manner
  • Be naturally methodical in your approach to documentation management, with particular attention to detail
  • Be passionate about working on world-class products with the wider engineering team
  • Enjoy working across multiple projects and teams

Skills / Background & Qualifications 

  • Third level qualification in technical writing, English, IT, or a related discipline
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience of working in technical writing/information development, preferably within the engineering industry
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Highly competent in Microsoft Office (particularly MS PowerPoint and MS Word)
  • Knowledge and experience in using MS SharePoint for collaboration and general documentation management
  • Experience in creating and editing graphical content using software such as Visio, Canva or equivalent
  • Proven experience in relationship building, working directly with stakeholders and/or cross-functional teams

Desirable Skills

  • A background in an Engineering discipline such as Mechanical, Electronic, or Software would be highly advantageous
  • HTML/XML experience
  • Writing API documentation
  • Knowledge and experience of Doxygen

Remuneration and Benefits

The Company offers a very competitive salary and benefits package based on market rates, which includes a generous annual leave entitlement, contributory pension, benefits allowance, income protection, life assurance and an Employee Assistance Programme.


If you are interested in applying for this position, please forward your CV and cover letter to recruitment@cathxocean.com