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Job #: R-00026936
Location: Washington, DC
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

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Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a Technical Writer to support a large enterprise IT contract for the DOD.  

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work as part of an enterprise operations team that implements IT System’s operations and maintenance, strategies, and integration projects.
  • Coordinate with peers across multiple teams, provide suggestions, and edits.
  • Perform editing of draft documents and briefings.
  • Provide substantive and grammatical editing to assure quality and consistency with the approved editorial Style Guides, key message requirements and objective, and subjective quality standards of the organization.
  • Translate input from content owners into efficient and effective writing that effectively communicates with target audiences to get the desired result, in accordance with the organization’s and the specific initiative’s plan.
  • Support the development of writing standards, including but not limited to writing styles, naming conventions, references, and terminology to be used in documents and briefings.
  • Interact with customers to ensure understanding of their requirements and then cross reference customer requirements to documents being edited.
  • May be asked to draft and edit other documentation, reports, and correspondence. 
  • Provide writing mentorship to others.
  • May supervise others.

Basic Qualifications

  • Requires 2 years of editing, proofreading, and writing IT technical documents aligned to developing, implementing, migrating, integrating, and evaluating IT systems.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Detail-oriented, ability to consistently provide high-quality products that are concise, thorough and accurate.
  • Knowledge of the IC and documentation requirements.
  • Previous experience working in a customer environment.
  • Ability to quickly learn this specific customer’s documentation requirements and formats.
  • The candidate must have Bachelor’s Degree with 2-4 years or a Master’s Degree with less than 2 years of prior relevant experience.


  • Due to the nature of the government contracts we support, US Citizenship is required.
  • An active TS/SCI with a polygraph is required for this position.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology, English, Journalism, or Business desired.

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph



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Writing and Editing


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 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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