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R&D Documentation Specialist II (m/f/d)

R&D Documentation Specialist II (m/f/d)
by Admin on 02-14-2023 at 2:37 pm

  • Full Time
  • Remote

Website ANSYS

Summary / Role Purpose

The R&D Documentation Specialist II (m/f/d) creates a variety of Ansys documentation deliverables. They determine the best way to organize and deliver information, write and revise supporting content for products, 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 (m/f/d) 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.

In this position, the documentation specialist contributes to the successful usage of our tools that are used throughout the industry to make sure that cars, airplanes, and other complex systems are safe and secure in an ever-changing world by applying industry standards such as ISO 26262, IEC 61508, ARP 4761, or ISO 21448.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Determines audience needs to create user documentation, tutorials, microcopy/user interface copy, and videos for Ansys products​
  • 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
  • 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, DocBook, user-centered design processes, and agile development methodologies, familiarity with Modeling Languages such as UML or SysML
  • 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


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
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To view the job application please visit careers.ansys.com.

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