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Job #: R-00057278
Location: Tewksbury, MA
Category: Writing and Editing
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 25%
Clearance: Other Clearance
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $2000.00
Group: Civil

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Description

Job Description:

Leidos is a Fortune 500™ company aimed at embracing and solving some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Through science and technology, Leidos makes the world safer, healthier and more efficient.

Our Civil Group offers an array of exciting career opportunities for the best IT, energy, logistics and engineering professionals. Driven by our talented workforce, the Integrated Missions Operation builds trust through an array of energy-related IT, environmental science and engineering solutions to meet our customers’ needs.

Key Capabilities:

Leidos Security Detection and Automation (SD&A), Tewksbury, MA is seeking an entry-level Technical Writer for developing, updating, and rebranding technical documentation using Adobe FrameMaker and Microsoft Word.

The candidate will be responsible for updating existing technical documents and assisting in the creation of manuals to support new products. Duties include collaborating with functional managers and subject matter experts to ensure that documents reflect current best practices and processes, ensuring documents meet editorial and governmental specifications, and adhering to standards for quality, graphics, format and style.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Update and rebrand existing technical documentation based on Engineering Changes Orders (ECOs)

  • Research, outline, write, and edit new and existing content, working closely with various departments to understand project requirements

  • Independently gather information from subject matter experts to develop, organize, and write procedure manuals, technical specifications, and process documentation

  • Write user-friendly content that meets the needs of the target audience, turning insights language that sets our users up for success

Basic Qualifications

  • Education, Experience, Certification: Bachelors’ degree in a Technical field preferred; Equivalent education and experience may be considered in lieu of degree

  • 2 - 4 years’ experience as an effective Technical Writer, preferably in a technology-based company

  • Previous experience writing documentation and procedural materials for multiple audiences

  • Working knowledge of Adobe FrameMaker a plus

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Proven ability to quickly learn and understand complex topics

  • Superior written and verbal communication skills, with a keen eye for detail

  • Ability to communicate with all departments, including production, engineering, software developers, technical trainers, and all levels of management

  • Ability to work under minimal supervision

Preferred Qualifications

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  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, with an eye for prioritization

  • Experience with airport checked baggage and checkpoint security equipment

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We value and support the well-being and mobility of our employees with competitive benefit packages, complementary e-learning training, work-life flexibility, an exciting External Referral Program, and a diverse, inclusive and ethical work place. In fact, in 2020, Leidos was ranked as one of the “World's Most Ethical Companies” by the Ethisphere Institute for the third consecutive year.

External Referral Bonus:

Eligible

External Referral Bonus $:

2000.00

Potential for Telework:

Yes, 25%

Clearance Level Required:

Other Clearance

Travel:

Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

Shift:

Day

Requisition Category:

Professional

Job Family:

Writing and Editing

Pay Range:

About 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 40,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $12.30 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.

Pay and Benefits

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

Securing Your Data

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a Leidos.com email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to [email protected].

Commitment to Diversity

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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