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Senior R&D Documentation Specialist - Remote

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Date: May 18, 2023

Location: Ann Arbor, MI, US, 48108 Evanston, IL, US, 60201 San Diego, CA, US, 92121 Houston, TX, US, 77094 Blacksburg, VA, US, 24060 Austin, TX, US, 78746 Irvine, CA, US, 92602 Greenbelt, MD, US, 20770 Atlanta, GA, US, 30324 Exton, PA, US, 19341 Champaign, IL, US, 61820 Apex, NC, US, 27523 San Jose, CA, US, 95134 Seattle, WA, US, 98121 Novi, MI, US, 48375 Chantilly, VA, US, 20120 Boulder, CO, US, 80301

Company: Ansys

When visionary companies need to know how their world-changing ideas will perform, they close the gap between design and reality with Ansys simulation. For more than 50 years, Ansys software has enabled innovators across industries to push boundaries by using the predictive power of simulation. From sustainable transportation to advanced semiconductors, from satellite systems to life-saving medical devices, the next great leaps in human advancement will be powered by Ansys.


Take a leap of certainty … with Ansys.


The Senior R&D Documentation Specialist writes, edits, and creates a variety of Ansys documentation deliverables. They review all work for organization, content, technical accuracy, and style. This role requires effective planning, scheduling, research, writing, and editing skills. The Senior Documentation Specialist participates as a member of development teams, keeping informed of product development activities to determine the need for new documentation as well as revisions, corrections, and changes to previously released materials.

This role may be remote or based out of the Canonsburg, PA office. This position does not qualify for immigration sponsorship.



  • Determines audience needs and the best method in which to present information and then creates the appropriate output(s), such as topic-based help, videos, tutorials, graphics, and interactive learning systems
  • Updates and revises previously released documentation
  • Attains a high level of knowledge about both Ansys products and Ansys documentation tools, processes, and procedures 
  • Works closely with development teams to implement technological requirements for Ansys documentation
  • Requires minimal supervision
  • May mentor other documentation specialists



  • BS in Technical Writing, Technical Communication, Computer Science, English, or Engineering with 5 years’ experience or MS with 3 years’ experience
  • Fluent in English, with excellent communication skills
  • Skilled at gathering and analyzing technical and product information from various sources, paying close attention to detail 
  • Proven experience developing user-centric documentation with a high level of quality, consistency, and accuracy
  • Adept at managing multiple tasks and priorities simultaneously in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, geographically diverse environment          



  • Basic knowledge of electric and magnetic fields, and electric machines
  • Familiarity with Ansys Maxwell and Ansys Electromagnetics Suite
  • Experience using Madcap Flare and TechSmith Camtasia, or similar authoring tools
  • Capable in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Python
  • Versed in version control and agile development methodologies


At Ansys, we know that changing the world takes vision, skill, and each other. We fuel new ideas, build relationships, and help each other realize our greatest potential in the knowledge that every day is an opportunity to observe, teach, inspire, and be inspired. Together as One Ansys, we are powering innovation that drives human advancement.


Our Commitments:

  • Amaze with innovative products and solutions
  • Make our customers incredibly successful
  • Act with integrity
  • Ensure employees thrive and shareholders prosper

Our Values:

  • Adaptability: Be open, welcome what’s next
  • Courage: Be courageous, move forward passionately
  • Generosity: Be generous, share, listen, serve
  • Authenticity: Be you, make us stronger


Our Actions:

  • We commit to audacious goals
  • We work seamlessly as a team
  • We demonstrate mastery
  • We deliver outstanding results


We believe diverse thinking leads to better outcomes. We are committed to creating and nurturing a workplace that fuels this by welcoming people, no matter their background, identity, or experience, to a workplace where they are valued and where diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging thrive.


At Ansys, you will find yourself among the sharpest minds and most visionary leaders across the globe. Collectively we strive to change the world with innovative technology and transformational solutions. With a prestigious reputation in working with well-known, world-class companies, standards at Ansys are high – met by those willing to rise to the occasion and meet those challenges head on. Our team is passionate about pushing the limits of world-class simulation technology, empowering our customers to turn their design concepts into successful, innovative products faster and at a lower cost.


At Ansys, it’s about the learning, the discovery, and the collaboration. It’s about the “what’s next” as much as the “mission accomplished.” And it’s about the melding of disciplined intellect with strategic direction and results that have, can, and do impact real people in real ways. All this is forged within a working environment built on respect, autonomy, and ethics.

Ansys is an S&P 500 company and a member of the NASDAQ-100. We are proud to have been recognized for the following more recent awards, although our list goes on: America’s Most Loved Workplaces, Gold Stevie Award Winner, America’s Most Responsible Companies, Fast Company World Changing Ideas, Great Place to Work Certified (China, Greece, France, India, Japan, Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, U.K.).

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Ansys is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.
Ansys does not accept unsolicited referrals for vacancies, and any unsolicited referral will become the property of Ansys. Upon hire, no fee will be owed to the agency, person, or entity.

Nearest Major Market: Ann Arbor
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit