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Job #: R-00006989
Location: Laurel, MD
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:

Program summary:
Leidos has a career opportunity for a Technical Writer in Laurel, MD.

Primary Responsibilities:
Responsible for the preparation, review, revision, and maintenance of technical documents including software and systems engineering, system operations, testing, and user documentation. Writes and edits technical documentation for all of the project's hardware and software to include installation, configuration and how-to documentation. Creates code documentation for software; produces implementation guides and end-user guides for capabilities; provides field, data definition, and data flow documentation and formats technical publications from pamphlets, technical drawings, and consultations with technical personnel and other available resources.

Required Qualifications:
Understand basic concepts (to include basic grammar concepts), responsible for writing technical copy for various types of documents
• Assist in preparing and maintaining operations documentation, user guides and manuals and technical publications
• Gather technical information, prepares written text
• Maintain a current internal documentation library
• Use multiple word processing and presentation tools such as MS Word, PowerPoint, and Visio etc.
• Understand basic concepts and write technical copy for various types of documents for a program/project of similar complexity
• Prepare and maintain operations documentation, user guides and manuals and technical publications
• Prepare reports, responses, and briefings targeted to a wide range of audiences
• Work with developers to produce quality documentation and training materials
• Coordinate layout and design of documents
• Work on all phases of documentation
• Under general direction, write technical copy for various types of documents for a program/project of similar complexity
• Apply concepts for technical writing based on engineering drawings, technical information from engineering documentation, consultations with engineers and subject matter experts, and other available sources
• Produce defense acquisition documentation, user manuals, training manuals, and other documentation utilized by the end-user community of DoD electronic equipment and systems
• Interpret engineering and maintenance drawings, operational procedures to understand and blend large quantities of computer related information
• Research highly technical subject matter, organizes information from multiples sources, and express technical information in written form that is comprehensible to a wide audience of readers
• Produce technical documentation for Cryptologic programs or projects developing analytic tradecraft methodologies

• Six (6) years' experience as a Tech Writer in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity.
• Bachelor's degree in a technical discipline from an accredited college or university.
• Four (4) additional years of tech writing experience may be substituted for a bachelor's degree.
Candidates must be U.S. Citizens and possess an active TS/SCI with Polygraph security clearance.

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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