Forio is an employee-owned, 21-person company based in San Francisco. We were founded in 2001 and we’ve been profitable since our inception.

We provide online software for predictive analytics and web-based simulations on topics like innovation, finance, global warming, urban planning, and healthy populations. Our customers include universities, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies.

Our recent projects include work with Harvard Business School producing several business games, MIT creating some environmental simulations, IBM, the CDC making a simulation around the health of US citizens, and the city of Portland, Oregon building a simulation around what Portland might be like in 25 years. All our simulations are available online and many are licensed under creative commons.

Open Positions

Forio is seeking a technical writer and editor to join our team who will have responsibility for creating on-line documentation, instructional material, and other creative ways to inform and teach our user base. You must be a strong writer with excellent editing capabilities. Your work will involve gathering material from our development team well as users in the field.

About You

-Experience writing web-based, self-directed, technical training materials. -Experience working for a software company. -Interest and ability in fully comprehending technical material, can elicit and organize key concepts from subject matter experts via interview, email, web conference, and any means appropriate. -Self-motivated, able to complete projects successfully while working independently. -Strong organizational skills, excellent with time management, and relentless attention to detail.

  • Write and update online content for Forio’s Platform-as-a-Service using online authoring and publishing tools.
  • Edit Forio company documentation, internal and external.
  • Develop and update training program materials.
  • Review documentation and web copy for organization, content, technical accuracy and style.
Bonus Points
  • Past experience as a Developer or coursework in programming and web development
  • Past experience as an Instructional Designer

Forio is a premier developer of simulations for corporations, government agencies, and business schools. Over 60% of all MBAs will play a Forio simulation at some point during their two years in school. In addition we create collaborative and competitive simulation to help train managers at corporations and government agencies. Forio's customers include Harvard Business School, Wharton School of Business, MIT Sloan School of Management and hundreds of corporations and other universities.

This is a full time position based out of our San Francisco office. Local applicants or those looking to move to the SF Bay Area are welcome. We reimburse for relocation expenses.


Send a resume to Include a short email note telling us what appeals to you about the position and how you think you might contribute.

Our talented team created Forio Epicenter — a platform available online that makes data scientists’ and quantitative analysts’ models accessible and understandable. We also use the Epicenter platform ourselves to develop custom simulations, designed collaboratively with our customers.

Our company culture includes freedom to experiment and explore new things — many of our major projects here are developer-driven. We have an impressive list of clients including, but not limited to: IBM, Anheuser Busch, Procter & Gamble, SAP, government agencies, the CDC, and universities such as Harvard Business School, Wharton, and MIT.

We’re always looking for smart people, so even if you don’t see a role that exactly matches your strengths, send your resume to Include a short email note telling us what appeals to you about Forio and how you think you might contribute.