Technical Writer (at Herndon, VA)

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Job Category:
Information Technology - Other
Yes, 10% of the time
Day Job
Potential for Teleworking:
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:
Top Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:
Top Secret/SCI

Position Summary:


***Must have an active "Top Secret" security clearance***


We are currently seeking a professional Technical Writer to join our growing technical software development team working closely with the IC community providing high quality translation services and support. Our application fully supports this capability through the unique blinding of translation trade craft with emerging tools and technologies. The successful applicant will be responsible for creating technical documents and manuals, explain complex information in a clear and concise manner and working with technical staff to ensure accuracy of product descriptions. If you have previous experience as a Technical Writer in IT and/or software development, we encourage you to join our team.

Duties and Responsibilities:
-Plan, develop, organize, write and edit operational procedures and manuals.
-Research, develop and document technical design specifications and test scripts.
-Produce electronic documentation in addition to hard copy manuals.
-Maintain a comprehensive library of technical terminology and documentation.
-Analyze documents to maintain continuity of style of content.
-Manage updates and revisions to technical literature.


Required Qualifications:

-Bachelor’s Degree in IT / Technical related field and 2-4 years of experience.

-Must have an active Top Secret Security Clearance.

-Proven experience working in a technical writing position.

-Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

-Able to write in explanatory and procedural styles for multiple audiences.

-Skilled at prioritization and mult-tasking.

-Proficiency in MS Office.

-Strong attention to detail.

Leidos Overview:
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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