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R&D Documentation Specialist II *Hybrid*

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Date: May 16, 2023

Location: Brasília, DF, BR Curitiba, BR, 80240-000 Sao Paulo, BR, 0100-000 Saco Grande, BR, 88032-700

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.


Summary / Role Purpose 

The R&D Documentation Specialist II creates a variety of Ansys documentation deliverables. They determine the best way to organize and deliver information, write and revise supporting content for products (for this position, the specific team is the Ansys Rocky – Particle Dynamics Simulation software) and review content for technical accuracy, consistency, and style. This role requires effective planning, scheduling, research, writing, and editing skills. The R&D Documentation Specialist II works with development teams, keeping informed of product development activities to determine the need for new documentation as well as revisions, corrections, and changes in previously released materials. 


Key Duties and Responsibilities 

· Determines audience needs to create technical content (technical manuals like DEM, SPH and CFD manuals), user documentation, tutorials, microcopy/user interface copy for Ansys products 

· Writing, reviewing, and maintaining various types of software documentation (manuals, articles, white papers, SDKs, etc.) for an advanced engineering and/or developer audience. 

· Updates and revises previously released documentation 

· Collaborates with product teams and subject matter experts to ensure quality and technical accuracy of content 

· Acquires enhanced knowledge about both Ansys products and Ansys documentation tools, processes, and procedures 

· Works under some supervision 


Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience 

· BS in Technical Writing, Technical Communication, Computer Science, English/Linguistics, Journalism, or Engineering with 2 years’ experience or MS 

· Fluency in English, along with excellent written and spoken communication skills 

· Ability to gather and analyze technical and product information from various sources, paying close attention to detail 

· Capacity to develop user-centric documentation ensuring a high level of quality, consistency, and accuracy 

· Comfort in managing multiple tasks and priorities simultaneously in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, geographically diverse environment 

· This position does not qualify for immigration sponsorship 


Preferred Qualifications and Skills 

· Familiarity with Ansys products 

· Ability to understand and translate into appropriate words and illustrations technical content such as APIs, python scripts, models and equations that cover multiple scientific disciplines. 

· Engineering background 

· Prior working knowledge of Python and C++ 

· Previous experience with simulation software, including CAE, CFD, DEM and SPH. 

· Familiarity with the concepts of documentation authoring, common project management software, version control, and structured documentation, as well as build tools, oXygen, DITA, XML, Git, Camtasia, user-centered design processes, and agile development methodologies 

· Experience determining the best method in which to present information and then creating the appropriate output(s), such as topic-based help, videos, tutorials, graphics, and interactive learning systems 

· Experience with Latex / Markdown / HTML / CSS / JSON / Confluence / Jira / Azure Dev Ops 


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.