At Leidos we combine our deep customer expertise with tailored analytic systems to distill big multi-media datasets into valuable knowledge and insights. We work side-by-side with advanced research and development organizations such as Amazon, Google, and various top-20 universities to develop solutions. The fields of data science, data engineering, and artificial intelligence, are expected grow rapidly in the next decade. While these trends are somewhat self-evident and obvious, the challenge for Leidos is to identify talented individuals and implement market-tested technical capabilities in data science and engineering to capture value in new business ventures or on-contract-growth opportunities.
The Data Science & Engineering team at Leidos is looking for Technical Writing Intern this summer at our Arlington, VA office. This is an exciting opportunity to apply your academic knowledge to real-world strategic company initiatives. You will work with the Data Science & Engineering team to create a wide range of documentation on a variety of complex data science tools and systems.
The role may require some travel to project sites (subject to COVID restrictions and Leidos policies) to support meetings, including meeting preparation and facilitation, writing meeting proceedings reports, and supporting web-conferences and webinars.
Primary responsibilities include:
Work with a variety of technical engineering teams to translate complex technical information into documents such as user manuals, configuration and installation guides, specifications, quick starts and tutorials
Research highly technical subject matter, organize information from multiple sources, and express technical information in written form that is easy-to-read, easy-to-understand, and perhaps even entertaining to a wide audience of readers
Coordinate with engineers and subject matter experts to ensure all developed content is consistent, validated, and verified
Ensure documents meet editorial specifications and adhere to standards for quality, graphics, coverage, format and style
Apply "one-voice" within individual documents and "common voice" across documents for the entire scope of the program
Maintain configuration management of in-process and completed documents in the Leidos SharePoint / Vector repository; sets up and enforce documentation draft and final versions control
Pursuing degree in English, Engineering, or other technical or communications related fields
Ability to research and organize process work steps in a concise and discernible manner
Ability to quickly grasp technical concepts and translate them into clear, easy-to-understand content
Broad technical interest and understanding of basic technical terminology
Must be detail-oriented, have excellent organizational skills, and the ability to work with minimal supervision and collaborate as part of a team
Must have strong written and verbal communication skills
Be able to adjust to constantly changing priorities and demand
High proficiency in Microsoft tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
Ability to obtain DoD security clearance- US Citizenship required
Experience reviewing, defining, and/or analyzing technical requirements a plus
Desire to continue working with Leidos on a part-time basis during the school year
External Referral Bonus:Ineligible
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:None
Travel:Yes, 10% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:Intern Other
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 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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