ServiceNow
Chicago, IL
Remote

Technical Writer at ServiceNow

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Company Description
ServiceNow is making the world of work, work better for people. Our cloud-based platform and solutions deliver digital workflows that create great experiences and unlock productivity for employees and the enterprise. We're growing fast, innovating faster, and making an impact on our customers' and employees' lives in significant and important ways. With over 6,900 customers, we serve approximately 80% of the Fortune 500, and we're on the 2020 list of FORTUNE World's Most Admired Companies.®
We're looking for people who are ready to jump right in and help us build on our incredible momentum, our diverse, engaged workforce, and our purpose to make the world of work, work better.
Learn more on Life at Now blog and hear from our employees about their experiences working at ServiceNow.
Job Description
What you get to do in this role:
  • Create product documentation for developers and system administrators
  • Author in a variety of environments, Microsoft Word and DITA/XML
  • Research, write, and ensure the accuracy of content that covers current and future releases of our product
  • Review and edit best practice guides from SMEs
  • Analyze current product documentation to determine usability and make improvements as indicated
  • Continuously improve documentation by responding to and incorporating feedback from customers and internal users
  • Collaborate with other groups to create content for the ServiceNow development community

Qualifications
To be successful in this role you have:
  • Proven experience making technical content accessible to audiences with mixed levels of expertise
  • Ability to learn highly technical products quickly, using pre-release software and internal documentation
  • Understanding of source control systems and maintaining multiple versions of content
  • Experience working in Scrum/Agile development environments
  • Ability to obtain information through research, interviews, and experimentation
  • Ability to work with geographically distributed team members and developers
  • Motivation and ability to be productive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Self-direction, flexibility, and an eagerness to learn
  • Understanding of the software development life cycle
  • Working knowledge of DITA and topic-based writing and Microsoft Word
  • Familiarity with IT service management software (ITSM), PaaS, and SaaS
  • Experience with programming or scripting languages (Java, JavaScript)

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.
All new employees hired in the United States are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to such exceptions as required by law. If hired, you will be required to submit proof of full vaccination or have an approved accommodation, by your start date. Visit our Candidate FAQ page to learn more.
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 [email protected] 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.
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Work Personas
Work personas are categories that are assigned to employees depending on the nature of their work. Employees will fall into one of three categories: Remote, Flexible or Required in Office.
Required in Office
A required in office work persona is defined as an employee who is contracted to work from or aligned to a ServiceNow-affiliated office. This persona is required to work from their assigned workplace location 100% of the work week based on the business needs of their role.
Flexible
A flexible work persona is defined as an employee who is contracted to work from or aligned to a ServiceNow-affiliated office and will work from their assigned workplace location roughly 3 days/week or less (generally around 40-60% of the work week). Flexible employees may choose to work the remaining working time from their workplace location or home. Flexible employees are required to work within their state, province, region, or country of employment.
Remote
A remote work persona is defined as an employee who performs their responsibilities exclusively outside of a ServiceNow workplace and is not contracted or aligned to a ServiceNow-affiliated office, including those whose place of work (pursuant to their terms and conditions of employment) is their home. Remote employees are required to work within their state, province, region, or country of employment.
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Where we are

Before COVID, we were in a new building on Lake and Racine in the West Loop. Right now we're physically distanced but trying to stay social connected!
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What are ServiceNow Perks + Benefits

ServiceNow Benefits Overview

We make work better for people—including our own. From work environments that help us do our best work, to benefits and a culture that encourage employees to stay healthy, happy, engaged, and growing, we keep our people at the center of everything we do.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Full-time employees get 20 hours per year to volunteer with the non-profit of their choice.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Starting in 2019
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Purchase company stock at a 15% discount semi-annually
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Starting in 2019 - 20 weeks for birthing parent, 12 weeks for non-birthing parent
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Work remotely on occasion as needed.
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Starting in 2019 - 20 hours a year starting in 2019
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
With an in house craft beer geek procuring
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Pre-tax contribution plan for commuter expenses - transit and parking
Company Outings
Site social activities periodically
Game Room
Shuffle board, pool table, table games and more!
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Every Thursday!
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Up to $5,250 reimbursed annually for qualified expenses
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available

An Insider's view of ServiceNow

What’s the vibe like in the office?

This is an idea space. It’s a place where we’re all operating on the same wavelength. We’re all interested in what we’re working on, right? And you hear it in people’s voices. You see it in people’s work.

Juan

Software Developer

What does your typical day look like?

There’s never a day where I don’t feel like I’m doing something purposeful or valuable to my team or company.

Mica

Business Systems Analyst

How does the company support your career growth?

It’s a good place to be in, in that it’s a company that’s growing very fast, but it doesn’t have that big company feel. You don’t feel like a number in a system and you can articulate and know where you want to go. There are people here who can help you get there.

Christian

Account Executive

What’s the vibe like in the office?

ServiceNow is unique because the people in this company are so incredibly special and unique. I can't think of enough kind words and amazing words to say about them. They really are my family.

Melanie

Senior Manager, Global Sales Development

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