Rocket Software, Inc. Director, Information Development in Waltham, Massachusetts

Director, Information Development

Tracking Code

1665-509

Job Description

About Rocket Software

Thousands of companies around the world depend on Rocket to solve their most challenging business problems by helping them run their critical infrastructure, business processes, and data, as well as extending the value of these assets to take advantage of cloud and mobile computing, advanced analytics, and other future innovations. From the clothes we wear to the cars we drive, Rocket solutions power the back-end systems for thousands of brands we interact with every day. At Rocket, software has always been about people—not just ones and zeroes. We’re people solving problems for other people, and we strive to treat our customers, partners, and fellow Rocketeers with humanity. Founded in 1990, Rocket Software is headquartered in Waltham, MA, with 31 offices around the world.

About the Role

Rocket Software is seeking a dynamic Director of Information Development to lead the Information Development (technical writing) team. As ID Director, you will provide vision, direction, and leadership to a vibrant, global team of technical writers and editors. You will work closely with the product, development, and UX teams to execute Rocket’s documentation strategy. The ideal candidate will enjoy the challenge of working with a diverse set of product lines, while continually striving to improve the quality of product documentation. This person will serve as a champion for the Information Development team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities :

  • Define, manage, and communicate strategies for developing and delivering technical communication deliverables
  • Lead the ongoing modernization/redesign of technical communications to align with product development strategy and user needs
  • Collaborate with other functional leaders to scope, prioritize, and plan product development from an information development perspective
  • Drive increased efficiency across the Information Development team
  • Use benchmarks and performance metrics to track progress, while maintaining constant focus on business impact

  • Manage the Information Development team, including the editorial team and editorial initiatives

  • Provide direction, mentorship, and career development objectives for ID Managers/Supervisors
  • Manage publication cycles based on project roadmaps
  • Work across departmental boundaries to determine content strategy based on organizational goals
  • Identify user requirements by researching and analyzing user needs, preferences, objectives, and working methods
  • Partner with stakeholders from all levels of management
  • Evaluate tools and platforms for information development

Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree; preferred degree in Technical Writing
  • 8+ years in a lead or management role
  • 6+ years in content development management or strategy
  • 10+ years of technical writing experience
  • Strong analytical and decision-making skills
  • Experience with content management, migration planning and execution
  • Background in DITA or other structured authoring methodology
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience influencing, communicating, and driving change across cross-functional boundaries

  • Excellent organizational and data analysis skills

Plusses:

  • Knowledge of DITA and oXygen XML Editor
  • Knowledge and ability to work within green screen environments
  • Knowledge of UNIX-based platforms such as AIX and Linux

Rocket Software Inc. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Rocket Software Inc. is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

Rocket is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please call: 781-577-4321 or send an email to hr@rocketsoftware.com. We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.#LI-JM1

Job Location

Waltham, Massachusetts, United States

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular