API Documentation Specialist II

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Date: May 29, 2023

Location: Valbonne Sophia-Antipolis, FR, 06560 Montigny le Bretonneux, FR, 78180 Madrid, M, ES, 28020 Milan, IT, 20124 La Farlede, FR, 83210 Villeneuve Loubet, FR, 06270 Athens, Athens, GR, 11636 FRA Home City, FR Toulouse, FR, 31100 Villeurbanne, FR, 69100

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 API Documentation Specialist II works on a variety of Ansys documentation deliverables. They determine the best way to organize and deliver information, write, and revise content for applications or services, and review content for technical accuracy, consistency, and style. This role requires effective planning, scheduling, research, writing, and editing skills. The API Documentation Specialist II works with development teams, provides them with writing guidelines, and ensures developer documentation follows docs-as-code standards and is effectively integrated into the publishing pipelines.


Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Writes and edits developer documentation for APIs, Python client libraries, and the developer portal.
  • Builds coalitions and works effectively in fast-paced, dynamic team environments, contributing heavily to open source projects.
  • Connects with multiple teams and establishes developer documentation processes and tools supporting a docs-as-code model.
  • 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 Software Development, Technical Writing, Computer Science, English/Linguistics, or Engineering with 2 years’ experience.
  • Fluency in English, along with excellent written and spoken communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Git environments (issues, PRs, branching, reviewing process) ideally with GitHub. Some experience working in a CI/CD environment is a plus.
  • Experience with Docs-as-code model, with some experience writing in Markdown and/or reStructuredText (RST) and tools such as Sphinx or Doxygen.
  • Ability to gather and analyze technical information from various sources, paying close attention to detail.
  • 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.
  • Python knowledge is a plus.
  • Familiarity with the concepts of documentation authoring, common project management software, version control, and structured documentation, as well as build tools, oXygen, DITA, XML, JSON user-centered design processes, and agile development methodologies.
  • Experience determining the best method in which to present information and then creating the appropriate output, such as topic-based help, videos, tutorials, graphics, and interactive learning systems.



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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.).

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.