Technical Writer

Aspen Technology

Job Description

The driving force behind our success has always been the people of AspenTech. What drives us, is our aspiration, our desire and ambition to keep pushing the envelope, overcoming any hurdle, challenging the status quo to continually find a better way. You will experience these qualities of passion, pride and aspiration in many ways — from a rich set of career development programs to support of community service projects to social events that foster fun and relationship building across our global community.
The Role

In this position you will design, develop and improve technical documentation for AspenTech’s OSI products and technologies. Specific, on-the-job training will be provided.

Your Impact

• Write, edit, format, and continually improve reference manuals, user guides, online wiki content, and related technical materials, documentation and publications using Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. • Prepare release notes and training documentation. • Organize and manage the development and maintenance of complex technical software documentation. • Apply design and style guides to existing documentation to ensure consistent look and feel across documentation library. • Manage project needs in terms of custom product and technical documentation. • Participate in release planning including writing, editing, publication and distribution of hardcopy and softcopy documentation and other media.

What You’ll Need

• Bachelor’s or master’s degree in technical communication / writing, engineering, computer science or related technical field. • 1-2 years of experience developing software or technical documentation for technical users. • 1-2 years of experience in editing copy for clarity and impact. • Demonstrated ability to translate complex product information into concise, easy-to-follow use instructions. • Ability to manage large, complex documentation projects. • Ability to use and understand technology and IT / Software applications. • Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple priorities. • Experience with Microsoft Office. Preferred • Instructional design experience. • HTML and web publishing experience.

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