Sr Manager User Assistance / Technical Writer in San Diego, CA

$100K - $150K(Ladders Estimates)

Dassault Systemes   •  

San Diego, CA 92101

Industry: Enterprise Technology

  •  

8 - 10 years

Posted 49 days ago

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BIOVIA is looking for a Senior Manager of User Assistance with a strong background in technical writing and project management, to join our User Assistance team and take responsibility for technical and scientific product documentation for a range of products in the scientific domain developed in our offices worldwide.


This is an excellent opportunity to experience technical writing within a scientific software research and development environment and work to shape and drive a team to success.


BIOVIA, a brand of Dassault Systèmes, is a leading scientific product lifecycle management software and services company. BIOVIA's customer base includes the world's largest pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical and petroleum companies.

What will your role be?

  • Document enhancements and new product developments for BIOVIA's portfolio of commercial software solutions.
  • Oversee and manage a global team of 7-10 Technical Writers - balancing workload, identify the right tools for the job, liaise with stakeholders, and ensure quality delivery while adhering to company practices, processes, and methodology

The challenges ahead:

  • Hands-on creation of documentation for BIOVIA software, including new cloud services on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.
  • Management, technical leadership, review, and quality assurance of end-user documentation for upcoming releases
  • Ensure software development practices are followed for all user assistance deliveries


Your key success factors:

  • Bachelor's degree in a scientific or technical field
  • 7+ years of experience in a technical writing capacity within a high tech environment (product, software, etc.)
  • Demonstrated success in developing and managing a technical team – experience having direct reports
  • Demonstrated ability to scope, resource, plan, track, and execute against a schedule-driven delivery timeline, in close collaboration with other stakeholders teams.
  • Excellent communication skills, specifically strong technical writing ability
  • Ability to quickly grasp complex technical concepts and make them easily understandable
  • Active learner who is undaunted by highly technical and scientific content.
  • Experience of using Flare & JIRA or similar tools
  • Familiarity with agile development.


Valid Through: 2019-10-21