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Job #: R-00001785
Category: Writing and Editing
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Intelligence

Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a talented Systems Engineer with a technical writing background responsible for documenting and translating highly technical information into clear, readable documents for technical and non-technical personnel. The candidate will support the creation of a variety of media including Wiki pages, complex technical graphics, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and briefing presentations.

In the role of a technical writer, the candidate will be responsible for the following:
  • Compose technical documentation including user manuals, technical specifications, installation guides, system security plans, system requirements documents, standard operating procedures, installation guides and briefings;
  • Conduct research to support and extend technical content as needed;
  • Organize material and complete writing assignments according to set standards and guidelines;
  • Own the entire documentation set, including architecture, writing, editing, testing, and deployment;
  • Create document templates and shells for subject matter experts to complete
  • Coordinate with system engineers, subject matter experts, to ensure all developed content is consistent, validated, and verified
  • Ensure the use of proper technical terminology in team-produced artifacts;
  • Maintain records and files of work and revisions per an established document development life cycle
  • Edit, clarify, and proofread documents written by others; and,
  • Manage simultaneous complex and competing documentation projects involving other team members and key stakeholders across the organization

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in English, Technical Writing, Computer Information Systems, or equivalent work experience;
  • 12+ years of experience writing technical documentation for technical and non-technical audiences;
  • Advanced skills using MS Office Suite
  • Technical editing experience supporting Intelligence Community (IC) technical and reference documents
  • Experience creating technical documentation (vs. editing) with input from software engineers, systems engineers, and network engineers.
  • Proven experience creating technical diagrams and specifications using Visio
  • Experience writing in a structured authoring environment
  • Ability to learn new technical information quickly to convey concepts to targeted to the audience
  • Ability to multi-task in a high-paced environment

Desired Qualifications
  • Knowledge of Adobe Acrobat
  • Experience with Configuration Management documentation
  • General knowledge of IT Security principles with attention to
    detail in identifying areas of risk.
  • Understanding of web-based database software applications.

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 31,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. (NYSE: LDOS) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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