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Job Summary:

aPriori seeks a Documentation Manager/Strategist to develop innovative help content for aPriori’s suite of manufacturing and cost estimating software products.  In this role, you will oversee a small team of technical writers develop, edit, maintain, and publish functional and technical documentation.  You will also work on the cutting edge of user help by developing and implementing in-app guidance. aPriori provides a cross-functionally collaborative environment, in which you will work with the software and quality engineers, product managers, trainers, usability experts, and other content developers within an Agile product development process. The ideal candidate has experience communicating goal-oriented workflows via both traditional documentation and in-app guidance for administrators and users of complex, server, web, and cloud-based software applications. 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

•    Directly manage a small team of talented technical writers while also individually authoring some key content.
•    Manage projects with external vendors to enable translation of software user interface and product documentation into multiple foreign languages, including content, schedule, and budgets.


•    Set and deliver aggressive goals for documenting new features and services and for improving the effectiveness of existing documentation.
•    Evaluate aPriori’s current documentation and tools strategies.  Conduct internal / external focus groups to better understand how documentation is being used and to drive and validate the documentation roadmap. 
•    Recommend and implement new strategies for our next-generation SaaS cloud-based solutions.
•    Work with Product Managers and Development Leads to determine documentation requirements, priorities, and schedules.  
•    Lead a team of talented technical writers to ensure delivery of well-written, technically accurate, customer-focused documentation, including Release Notes, Quick-Start Guides, System Management and Administration Guides, System Requirements, Installation Guides, Tutorials and Context-Sensitive Help / In-app Guidance.
•    Provide leadership to team members through coaching, feedback, development goals, and performance management.
•    Individually author selected key documentation as needed to distribute workload.
•    Collaborate with Training and Customer Support teams to share and develop complementary content.
•    Works with cross-functional teams to integrate product documentation activities into the standard Agile product development process.

Required Skills/Abilities:

•    Excellent planning and organizational skills.  Ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple competing priorities.
•    Demonstrated ability to grasp complex software, learn quickly and work within tight deadlines.  
•    Ability to use various forms of source material including functional specifications, demo recordings, hands-on product usage and verbal discussion to develop documentation.  
•    Highly motivated.  Able to perform and succeed with limited supervision.

Education and Experience:

•    A bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering or related field.
•    10+ years of work experience with an emphasis on technical documentation. 
•    Experience managing or facilitating documentation translation projects.
•    3+ years managing or leading technical writers.
•    Experience with Madcap Flare and Madcap Central authoring and publishing tools
•    Experience in the development of engaging, clear, and concise content for complex software applications – both high-level guidance and detailed documentation.
•    Familiarity with design, manufacturing, and/or product lifecycle applications, such as CAD/CAM, Manufacturing Simulation and Analysis, PLM systems or related software applications.

aPriori Offers:

A team environment where your experience is valued, your voice is heard, and the work that you do makes an impact for our customers and employees.  
aPriori offers competitive compensation in a dynamic, growing innovative environment.  A competitive benefits package which includes medical, dental, and vision for employees and their dependents, life, disability, flexible spending accounts, 401k match, career-growth opportunities, flexible time, and paid time off benefits – including aPriori days, and more! 

About aPriori:
Founded in 2003, aPriori is disrupting the industry’s status quo with groundbreaking work helping manufacturers digitally transform their businesses. Through our unique, patented, intellectual property, we enable manufacturers to accelerate product design, and bring products to markets faster while providing visibility to the sustainability of their design and manufacturing choices. Our impact is profound - our customers save millions of dollars each year, accelerate time to market, all while creating a better world for future generations. Though we are an established software firm, through our continued growth, we have maintained the dynamic, collaborative nature of a start-up.

With a global presence, including North America, Europe, Asia, and India, we encourage an inclusive work environment and support employees’ growth through education, training, wellness, and other programs. As our greatest asset, employees’ contributions are acknowledged through monthly company-wide meetings, often with promotions and awards. We promote a positive work culture, employee-friendly policies, flexible work schedules, and an additional day off each quarter known as “aPriori Day”.

Interested in joining our team? We continue to build an organization highly talented, self-motivated individuals. Our unique environment empowers employees to bring their best selves each day, asking, “How can I do better?” and then exceeding expectations. We work together towards a common goal. We nurture and celebrate each other’s successes. Employees embrace opportunities to build new skills as well as step into leadership positions where they are supported and mentored by the Senior Leadership team to grow into impactful individual contributor roles or to effectively manage teams. Innovation, adaptability, and a desire to increase your value are essential. If you possess these qualities, we want to hear from you! 

aPriori considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, domestic partner status, civil partnership, pregnancy, age, military veteran status, or disability.

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