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The Leidos Intelligence Group in has an opportunity for a Senior Technical Writer on our large, multi-year contract for the development, integration, deployment and sustainment of large collection systems. The work 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.
The Senior 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:
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
Formal Writing Style
Engineering comprehension, understand subject matter
Knowledge of government documentation standards
Basic understanding of government classification rules
Research technical information
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
Formatting skills, layout and design of document
Organizational skills, consolidating information
Motivated and ambitious
Active TS/SCI with polygraph
Bachelors Degree and 12 - 15 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 10 - 13 years of prior relevant experience.
An additional 4 years of experience for a total of (16) years 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)
External Referral Bonus:Eligible
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family: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 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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