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R&D Documentation Specialist

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Date: Oct 13, 2021

Location: Horsham, GB, RH12 2RG

Company: Ansys

Ansys is the global leader in engineering simulation, helping the world's most innovative companies deliver radically better products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software, Ansys helps companies solve the most complex design challenges and engineer products limited only by imagination.

 

Summary Role / Purpose
The R&D Documentation Specialist works under the supervision of a more senior team member to create Ansys documentation deliverables.
This role requires effective research, writing, and editing skills. The R&D Documentation Specialist 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

  • Creates user documentation, tutorials, and videos for Ansys products
  • Updates and revises previously released documentation
  • Relies on product team and subject matter experts to ensure quality and technical accuracy of content
  • Attains appropriate knowledge of both Ansys products and Ansys documentationtools, processes, and procedures
  • Works under close supervision


Minimum Education / Certification Requirements and Experience

  • Required Education and Degree Type: Bachelor's degree in Technical Writing, Technical Communication, Computer Science, English/Linguistics, Journalism, or Engineering
  • Required Minimum Years of Experience: BA or BS + 0
  • 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


Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • Familiarity with Ansys products
  • 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

 

CULTURE AND VALUES
Culture and values are incredibly important to Ansys. They inform us of who we are, of how we act. Values aren't posters hanging on a wall or about trite or glib slogans. They aren't about rules and regulations. They can't just be handed down the organization. They are shared beliefs – guideposts that we all follow when we're facing a challenge or a decision. Our values tell us how we live our lives; how we approach our jobs. Our values are crucial for fostering a culture of winning for our company:

  • Customer focus
  • Results and Accountability
  • Innovation
  • Transparency and Integrity
  • Mastery
  • Inclusiveness
  • Sense of urgency
  • Collaboration and Teamwork

 
WORKING AT ANSYS
At Ansys, you will find yourself among the sharpest minds and most visionary of leaders, collectively aiming to change the world with innovative technology and remarkable solutions.  With the prestigious reputation in servicing 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.  Because 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”.  It’s about the melding of disciplined intellect with strategic direction and results that have, can and will impact real people in real ways, forged within a working environment built on respect, autonomy and ethics.
 
At Ansys, you will find yourself among those eager to drive the world towards the next best thing with hands planted firmly on the wheel.
Our team is passionate about pushing the limits of world-class simulation technology so our customers can turn their design concepts into successful, innovative products faster and at lower cost.  As a measure of our success in attaining these goals, Ansys has been recognized as one of the world's most innovative companies by prestigious publications such as Bloomberg Businessweek and FORTUNE magazines.
 
Ansys is an S&P 500 company and a component of the NASDAQ-100.
 
For more information, please visit us at www.ansys.com
 
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.