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Do you like a challenge, are you a complex thinker who likes to solve problems? If so, then you might be the new Altairian we are searching for. At Altair, your curiosity matters. We pride ourselves on a business culture that enables open, creative thinking, and we deeply value our employees and their contributions towards our clients' success, as well as our own.

Altair Simulation Products is seeking a Technical Writer with a math, science, or engineering background and an aptitude for writing. Independence and initiative are critical, but diplomatic and collaborative efforts are required in a diverse environment. As part of an engineering software company, you’ll be immersed in a high-tech culture and a successful candidate will embrace new technologies and their innovative uses. 

What You Will Do:

  • Write and edit content for online help, in-application text, and release notes
  • Develop an understanding of Altair Simulation products to translate complex product information into clear and concise content
  • Collaborate with engineers, program managers, and others to document product features and enhancements
  • Drive vision and strategy for both in-app and web-based content scenarios, focused on in-product and online help assistance
  • Track product updates and bug fixes in Jira to ensure that they are reflected in the documentation for ongoing releases
  • Capture and edit images and place them in documentation
  • Analyze existing documentation to identify missing and inconsistent content
  • Quickly learn and apply new tools, processes, and standards

What You Will Need:


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as engineering, English, technical communications, or web design
  • 3+ years of technical writing experience developing high-quality learning content for software applications
  • A thorough understanding of how to explain complex and technical subject matter through written and video content, so that others can learn and understand concepts and instructions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a distributed, multicultural, global team environment
  • At ease working in an agile environment with rapidly changing deadlines, workloads, and goals
  • Eagerness to learn, explore, and gain new experiences


  • Engineering, manufacturing, or related systems
  • Markup languages (such as HTML, XML, DITA XML)
  • Version control solutions (such as Perforce or Git)
  • DITA authoring tool (oXygen Author) and/or help authoring tool (MadCap Flare)

How You Will Be Successful:

  • Envision the Future
  • Communicate Honestly and Broadly 
  • Seek Technology and Business “Firsts” 
  • Embrace Diversity and Take Risks 

What We Offer: 

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Benefit Package
  • Outstanding Work/Life Balance
  • Flex Time
  • 401(k) with matching contributions
  • Unlimited vacation and Unlimited sick days
  • Paid holidays
  • On-site Exercise facility
  • On-site Medical Clinic for employees and their families
  • Collaborative environment
  • Charitable Matching Program

Why Work with Us:

Altair is a global technology company that provides software and cloud solutions in the areas of product development, high-performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI). Altair enables organizations in nearly every industry to compete more effectively in a connected world, while creating a more sustainable future. With more than 3,000 engineers, scientists and creative thinkers in 25 countries, we help solve our customer’s toughest challenges and deliver unparalleled service, helping the innovators innovate, drive better decisions, and turn today’s problems into tomorrow’s opportunities.

Our vision is to transform customer decision making with data analytics, simulation, and high-performance computing and artificial intelligence (AI).

 For more than 30 years, we have been helping our customers integrate electronics and controls with mechanical design to expand product value, develop AI, simulation and data-driven digital twins to drive better decisions, and deliver advanced HPC and cloud solutions to support unlimited idea exploration. To learn more, please visit altair.com.

Ready to go? #ONLYFORWARD

At our core we are explorers; adventurers; pioneers. We are the brains behind some of the world’s most revolutionary innovations and are not only comfortable in new and uncharted waters, we dive in headfirst. We are the original trailblazers that make the impossible possible; discovering new solutions to our customer’s toughest challenges. 

Altair is an equal opportunity employer. Our backgrounds are diverse, and every member of our global team is critical to our success. Altair's history demonstrates a belief that empowering each individual authentic voice reinforces a culture that thrives because of the uniqueness among our team.

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