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Job #: R-00008852
Location: Annapolis Junction, 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: Ineligible
Group: Intelligence

Job Description:

The Leidos Intelligence Group has a career opportunity for a Sr. Technical Writer in Annapolis Junction, MD.
Program Summary
This contract is a large, multi-year contract for the development, integration, deployment and sustainment of large collection systems. The work that's being done on this Leidos-led, prime contract is extremely important to the government and offers its team members the opportunity to work autonomously and explore new technologies. Join a tremendous technical team solving hard problems with true mission relevance on emerging technologies.
Job Summary
The experienced Technical Writer will provide technical writing support necessary to create and maintain system documentation as well as other supporting documentation such as presentations, blogs, training manuals, processes and procedures, guides, meeting minutes, etc.
Key Skills needed for this position include:
Writing Skills
Professional writing in a clear, concise and complete manner
Proficiency in basic grammar skills (grammar, punctuation, spelling, usage)
Ability to convey information for appropriate audience
Editing Skills
Formal Writing Style
Technical Skills
Engineering comprehension, understand subject matter
Knowledge of government documentation standards
Basic understanding of government classification rules
Research technical information
Tool Skills
Computer savvy
Proficiency in MS Word, PowerPoint and Visio
Ability to take screen shots off system user interfaces
Interviewing and Listening Skills
Ability to know how to ask the questions to get needed answers
Ability to determine the best approach needed to reach out and work with Subject Matter Experts
Strong listening skills to capture the necessary information and to know which follow-up questions need to be answered

Design Skills

Develop graphics
Illustration skills
Formatting skills, layout and design of document
Organizational skills, consolidating information
Personal Skills
Work independently
Detailed oriented
Motivated and ambitious


TS/SCI with polygraph

Bachelors Degree and 12 or more years experience. Additional directly related experience will be considered in lieu of degree on a case by case basis

A minimum of 5 years of technical writing experience documenting complex electronic equipment and systems
A minimum of 4 year experience in effectively formatting technical publications to include writing, editing, illustration, interpretations, and depth of coverage.
A minimum of 2 years' experience with writing technical documentation following customer standards, interpreting engineering and maintenance drawings, and interpreting operational procedures.
Strong technical writing skills (clear, concise, and complete manner)

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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