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Job #: R-00027189
Location: Stuttgart
Category: Writing and Editing
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Leidos has an excellent opportunity for an experienced, self-directed, Technical Writer.  This position is in support of a Department of Defense (DoD) organization, US EUCOM located OCONUS in Stuttgart, Germany. You must carry an active DOD Secret clearance to qualify.

In this role, you will be responsible for:

•    Documenting the specifications, design, features, and operation of applications. 
•    Writing and editing user manuals, help systems and other technical documents. Designing and formatting documents using document-creation software. Interviewing developers and other technical resource personnel and subject matter experts (SMEs) to ensure the accuracy of all information presented. 
•    Creating training documentation. 
•    Managing updates and revisions to technical literature. 
•    Working with QA, Product Management, and Development teams. 
•    Researching and writing documentation for it systems. 
•    Preparing technical presentations, security documentation, user guides, and official correspondence. 
•    Assisting with testing activities, maintaining file folders, taking and preparing technical minutes for meetings. 
•    Evaluating legacy documentation and restructure it according to a Standardized Documentation Architecture that includes Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Quick Reference Guides, and Checklists. 
•    Demonstrating customer service-orientation and proactive nature in anticipating and resolving problems while maximizing efficient use of resources. 
•    Communicating clearly and succinctly both written and orally, have strong leadership skills, and present products and ideas in a business-like manner.  
•    Working in dynamic fast paced environments that require team interaction and coordination of efforts.  
•    Demonstrating experience in interfacing with both client managers and system users.
•    Maintains systems baseline documentation to include Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Tactics Techniques and Procedures (TTPs), and installation documentation.
•    Providing remote support and/or travel to customer sites as required. 

Required Qualifications
•    Must hold and maintain an active DOD Secret Clearance 
•    BA/BS + 3 years, or AA/AS + 5 years or a major cert + 7 years, or 9+ years of recent specialized experience
•    Excellent English writing, editing, proofreading skills
•    CompTIA Security + (IAT Level II or greater)
•    Must have substantial knowledge of the capabilities of computer systems and networks
•    Proven working experience in technical writing of software documentation
•    Ability to quickly grasp complex technical concepts and make them easily understandable in text and pictures
•    Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office
•    TESA eligibility

Preferred Qualifications
•    ITIL v3 – Foundation
•    Automation using Microsoft PowerShell, VBScript, or batch files
•    Adaptable to changing circumstances and operational needs
•    Understanding of Department of Defense Military standards
•    Experience with DoD IT security requirements


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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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