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Technical Writer for a pandemic OTA Ventilator

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We seek volunteers that are prepared to provide the necessary expertise for our life-saving work for the duration of the emergency. For clarity, this means work without pay. However, there will be formal acknowledgements and expressions of gratitude in a variety of formats.

As our team is expanding we found the need to document our project properly to make the best use of our volunteers, satisfy the needs of regulatory agencies such as the FDA and to prepare the fundamentals of operating and servicing manuals we are looking for hardware/software engineers with the ability to improve and add to the existing documents that have often been put together in a hurry and now need refurbishment.

Ideally, you would be capable of reading and understanding parts of the C++ code of the ventilator firmware independently (the code is reasonably well structured and readable) since there are also parts that are yet undocumented.

Alternatively, if you are a hardware or electrical engineer, these topics need more work as well.

Our documentation is hosted on Confluence, so this is a good opportunity for anybody who would like to add this professionally highly regarded software experience to his resume. However, some documentation also needs to be added to the code itself.

If you meet the above requirements, are curious about the innovative technology that we are developing and want to contribute to saving lives, please reach out to us.

If you feel you have the knowledge and skills necessary to assist with this position and you are interested in volunteering with us, please apply directly through our organization here: https://jira.ardenmed.com/plugins/servlet/loginfreeRedirMain?portalid=11&request=100

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About ArdenVent


Brigham Creek Rd 174, Hobsonville, Auckland 0618, NZ

Mission Statement

Our mission is to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of the world's medical workforce fighting COVID-19


We are a non-profit organization building an infrastructure to develop, manufacture, distribute and operate remote-controlled ventilators and oxygen concentrators that will also gather high-resolution treatment data for scientific research and treatment optimization.
Our equipment will be distributed on a "what you can pay" basis. Our Ventilator is different from other emergency Ventilators in that it will be controllable over the Internet, with the medical professional observing the patient over a phone camera, thus reducing viral load on the medical professionals at the front line, enabling those in stable countries to help and allowing one doctor to have an overview over many patients.

Our Ventilator is now in testing and we are finalizing fine air control. Parts cost for a single unit are 300$ but will drop in mass production and bulk ordering maybe even down to 200$.

Our roadmap consists of 4 Versions which can be deployed over the internet. It is envisaged that the Ventilator will be assembled by qualified volunteers, go through centralized quality control and then distributed to places of greatest needs on an international basis. Once enough funding is raised, a part of the workload will be outsourced to specialized companies.

Crisis Support
Emergency & Safety
Health & Medicine


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Technical Writing
  • Software Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering




  • We think that the minimum time you would need to commit to having an impact would be 5h a week but there is enough work for more.
  • Please apply directly through our organization here: https://jira.ardenmed.com/plugins/servlet/loginfreeRedirMain?portalid=11&request=100

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