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Job #: R-00030447
Location: Peachtree Corners, GA
Category: Writing and Editing
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Defense

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Description

Job Description:

Varec is seeking a Technical Writer to support the defense portfolio of programs. Varec develops and maintains a suite of software and hardware products, and provides systems integration and lifecycle support services.  Working in collaboration with program managers, and leads responsible for development, configuration, deployment and security, the Technical Writer will define, deliver and validate incremental updates to existing user materials and/or create new materials across multiple agile teams.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Conducting interviews with team members and stakeholders to collect data
  • Create technical documentation including manuals, online help, quick-start guide, release notes and other program documents as needed
  • Design overall structure and organization of material
  • Understanding the principles of single sourcing
  • Ensuring compliance with industry standards and best practices of style and format
  • Ensuring excellent usage of the written English language
  • Providing level of effort estimates for the documentation development
  • Work collaboratively with the scrum teams to deliver incremental updates and user material updates
  • Work in collaboration with configuration management on maintenance of the document library
  • Occasionally support external marketing projects and deliverables

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent with 2+ years of technical writing experience or Master’s Degree with less than 2 years of related experience
  • Demonstrated experience writing end user manuals for both technical and general audiences in a software, engineering or manufacturing company
  • Previous experience working within an agile team delivering releases in short term, focused, iterative cycles
  • Excellent writing abilities and experience using documentation and publishing tools such as Microsoft Office and Adobe products including FrameMaker, Illustrator, and Acrobat Pro
  • Prior experience with on-line help publishing products, such as RoboHelp
  • Self-starter, able to make sound writing decisions with minimal input or supervision

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated capability to suggest and provide new, innovative or most appropriate delivery format(s) for all types of end user materials.
  • Experience in developing online help systems
  • Experience working on government programs
  • Microsoft Certifications
  • Adobe Certifications
  • Flexible style, able to adapt to changing business priorities and respond to new requests
  • Ability to support and foster a continuous improvement culture
  • Ability to make difficult, timely, decisions and collaborate with teams to execute plans
  • Excellent creativity and problem solving skills

About Varec

Varec, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, is considered the pioneer of inventory tank gauging instrumentation over 90 years. Today, Varec is a worldwide leader in fuels management systems for total asset visibility and control, supplying integrated hardware and software solutions to oil and gas, defense and aviation markets. The Varec FuelsManager® suite of software applications has been a longtime standard of major oil companies and the U.S. Department of Defense, as well as aviation tank farm operators and service providers. With its headquarters and manufacturing facility outside of Atlanta, Georgia, Varec also has offices in Virginia, Australia and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.varec.com.

External Referral Bonus:

Ineligible

Potential for Telework:

No

Clearance Level Required:

None

Travel:

Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

Shift:

Day

Requisition Category:

Professional

Job Family:

Writing and Editing

Leidos

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 www.Leidos.com.

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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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