What is It?
JBS offers native speakers of English with a technical background (university degree and/or work experience in a related field) the opportunity to train on the job. If accepted, you will be paid (minimum wage for 50-100% time) while you are mentored and grown into the role of JBS staff writer. Successful interns, typically move into regular work (at higher rates) within 1-3 months.
Why Should You Become a Technical Writer?
Israel’s hi-tech market is booming and offering amazing work opportunities. But sometimes English speaking engineers find it hard to find work in their specific field. This could be for many reasons: the programming language or technical area you worked in before coming to Israel is not in demand here, you have been out of the work force but want to get back in, or cultural and language barriers make it difficult (see Case Studies below).
Even as Israel’s hi-tech market booms, companies are demanding more efficiency and greater value. Many hi-tech managers have come to the realization that the technical writer must be a hi-tech professional who integrates into their technical team and makes a significant contribution to their products.
There is a shortage of technical writers that meet this requirement. Your proven technical background and your language skills, combined with JBS’s on-the-job training can set you on the way to a strong position in the hi-tech job market.
Why Train at JBS?
JBS is known for its techie tech writers – that is, technical writers who can quickly learn new technologies, communicate clearly and become integral, contributing members of a company’s team. Many of our clients employ us for tasks that other technical writing companies are not equipped to handle; sometimes these tasks go beyond documentation and require deeper analysis and engineering skills – the type of skills that you have!
JBS has had great success training and integrating Anglo techies into top positions in Israeli hi-tech!
How does it Work?
Complete and submit the online application and we will take it from there. We will review your cover letter and CV, and if you look like a good candidate we will contact you.
Over the past years JBS has trained a large number of Anglo Techies and helped them integrate into rewarding jobs as technical writers at JBS and other companies. Read about some of them, what made them choose to re-train as technical writers and where they ended up.
Mark made aliyah from Australia at age 27. He had a bachelor’s degree in Information Technologies and a few years of work experience in a tech support role. He had done some documentation in his job before making aliyah and enjoyed the challenges of communicating technical ideas in a clear, effective manner. After 3 months of paid training at JBS Mark began working full-time, as a JBS employee, at a promising cybersecurity start-up in Tel Aviv where his managers speak highly of his work. He enjoys ongoing mentoring from JBS.
Karen holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in electrical engineering but after a 20 year break from the work force, during which she raised a beautiful family, she felt that it would not be right to pursue work in engineering. With her strong aptitude for the technical Karen came up to speed at JBS while working on a range of interesting projects. After one year of working with Karen we were sad to see her go but happy that she found high-paying, full-time work at a large company near her home.
Rachel, like Karen, had taken a hiatus from work, She holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science and worked as a main-frame programmer for about 5 years before taking a long break for family reasons. After taking a technical writing course Rachel joined JBS and has been a star with JBS clients ever since. While her kids are older, Rachel still wants time with the family and works in a job that allows her to be onsite 80% of the time and work the remaining hours from home.
After a career of 15 years as a software developer in the US Danny and his family fulfilled their dream and made aliyah. After a few months of looking for work Danny had to face a reality – the programming language he’d made a career of back in America is barely used in Israel. Danny recently joined the JBS team. He is working on a large SDK project and an Architecture specification for an innovative automotive project. He is enjoying his work.