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Manager, Technical Writing

Company: ServiceNow
Location: California City
Posted on: November 15, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description
At ServiceNow, our technology makes the world work for everyone, and our people make it possible. We move fast because the world can't wait, and we innovate in ways no one else can for our customers and communities. By joining ServiceNow, you are part of an ambitious team of change makers who have a restless curiosity and a drive for ingenuity. We know that your best work happens when you live your best life and share your unique talents, so we do everything we can to make that possible. We dream big together, supporting each other to make our individual and collective dreams come true. The future is ours, and it starts with you.
With more than 7,400+ customers, we serve approximately 80% of the Fortune 500, and we're proud to be one of FORTUNE's 100 Best Companies to Work For - and World's Most Admired Companies - 2022.
Learn more on Life at Now blog and hear from our employees about their experiences working at ServiceNow.
Unsure if you meet all the qualifications of a job description but are deeply excited about the role? We still encourage you to apply! At ServiceNow, we are committed to creating an inclusive environment where all voices are heard, valued, and respected. We welcome all candidates, including individuals from non-traditional, varied backgrounds, that might not come from a typical path connected to this role. We believe skills and experience are transferrable, and the desire to dream big makes for great candidates.
Job Description
What you get to do in this role:

  • Work closely with Information Development leadership team to plan how to distribute resources effectively across scrum teams and be able to adjust when unexpected projects arise.
  • Collaborate with other content-producing teams to share knowledge and avoid duplicating efforts.
  • Check in regularly with development team managers to get feedback and, if necessary, help course correct to get deliverables back on track.
  • Meet one-on-one with each direct report on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.
  • Conduct quarterly performance-related conversations with team members, provide feedback about areas of improvement, and recognize outstanding efforts.
  • Recruit excellent team members who are not only solid information developers, but who work well with the rest of the team.
  • When required, support the team in the development of product documentation for current and future releases of our product.
  • Review content on a regular basis, provide feedback on progress, adherence to standards, and overall completeness.
    Qualifications
    To be successful in this role:
    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Strong background in HTML, XML, and DITA.
    • High level of creativity, flexibility, and dependability, and the ability to react quickly in a fast-paced environment.
    • Knowledge of structured task-based writing is a plus.
    • Experience with scripting, APIs, and integrations is strongly preferred.
    • Knowledge of documenting complex administration systems processes in a SAAS environment.
    • Proven experience relating to different levels of the organization and working effectively with peers.
      Basic Qualifications:
      • BS/BA in Technical Communication, English, Computer Science, related field, or equivalent experience, with 5+ years of experience writing software documentation for a technical audience.
      • 3+ years of team management experience.
        Additional Information
        ServiceNow is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin or nationality, ancestry, age, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status or any other category protected by law.
        At ServiceNow, we lead with flexibility and trust in our distributed world of work. Click here to learn about our work personas: flexible, remote and required-in-office.
        If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact us at talent.acquisition@servicenow.com for assistance.
        For positions requiring access to technical data subject to export control regulations, including Export Administration Regulations (EAR), ServiceNow may have to obtain export licensing approval from the U.S. Government for certain individuals. All employment is contingent upon ServiceNow obtaining any export license or other approval that may be required by the U.S. Government.
        Please Note: Fraudulent job postings/job scams are increasingly common. Click here to learn what to watch out for and how to protect yourself. All genuine ServiceNow job postings can be found through the ServiceNow Careers site .

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