By Light Professional IT Services

Technical Writer

Job Locations US-MD-Fort Meade
ID
2019-4938
# of Openings
1
Category
Information Technology
Clearance
TS/SCI w/ Polygraph

Overview

Axom Technologies is currently seeking a skilled Technical Writers to join our growing team! The Technical Writer is responsible for the preparation, review, revision, and maintenance of technical documents including software and systems engineering, system operations, testing, and user documentation.

Responsibilities

Level 0

  •  Understands basic concepts (to include basic grammar concepts), responsible for writing technical copy for various types of documents
  • Assists in preparing and maintaining operations documentation, user guides and manuals and technical publications
  • Gathers technical information, prepares written text
  • May maintain a current internal documentation library
  • Uses multiple word processing and presentation tools such as MS Word, PowerPoint, and Visio etc

Level 1

  • Understands basic concepts, responsible for writing technical copy for various types of documents for a program/project of similar complexity
  • Responsible for preparing and maintaining operations documentation, user guides and manuals and technical publications
  • Responsible for preparing reports, responses, and briefings targeted to a wide range of audiences
  • Works with developers to produce quality documentation and training materials
  • Coordinates layout and design of documents
  • Works on all phases of documentation

Level 2

  • Under general direction, responsible for writing technical copy for various types of documents for a program/project of similar complexity
  • Applies concepts for technical writing based on engineering drawings, technical information from engineering documentation, consultations with engineers and subject matter experts, and other available sources
  • Produces defense acquisition documentation, user manuals, training manuals, and other documentation utilized by the end-user community of DoD electronic equipment and systems
  • Interprets engineering and maintenance drawings, operational procedures and to understand and blend large quantities of computer related information
  • Researches highly technical subject matter, organizes information from multiples sources, and expresses technical information in written form that is comprehensible to a wide audience of readers
  • Produces technical documentation for Cryptologic programs or projects developing analytic tradecraft methodologies
  • Applies technical manual standard NSA DS-89 to work products

Level 3

  • Works independently preparing and maintaining highly complex systems, programming and operations documentation, procedures and methods
  • Provides expert oversight of technical writing and editing to all phases of acquisition and technical documentation for the Program, Project, or Contract
  • May act as project leader for projects with complex or voluminous documentation and may provide or coordinate special documentation services as required
  • Reviews work products of others for compliance with technical manual NSA Data Standard (DS)-89

Qualifications

  • Looking for 0 to 8 years technical writing experience in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity within the Federal Government is required.
  • A Master’s degree may be substituted for two (2) years of experience, reducing the requirement to six (6) years of experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline from an accredited college or university is required.
  • Four (4) years of additional technical writing experience may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.

Special Requirements/Security Clearance

  • TS/SCI w/ Polygraph required
     

An Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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