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Technical Writer/Editor

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Job ID: 2214089
Location: HUNTSVILLE, AL, United States
Date Posted: Oct 6, 2022
Category: Communications
Subcategory: Technical Writer/Ed
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Interim Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Technical Writer/Editor to join our team in Huntsville, AL.

SAIC is supporting the Software, Simulation, Systems Engineering and Integration Directorate (S3I) in continuation of the Improved Data Modem (IDM) sustainment and development.  The IDM is a communication device for the Army rotorcraft digital fleet. It is an Airworthy hardware and software system.  The S3I is supporting software sustainment for fielded IDM systems and an update to transition to the Aviation Mission Common Server multi-core processor (MCP) implementation of IDM.  The S3I is developing the MCP Operating Environment (OE) and the IDM Software Application (ISA). A  Technical Writer is needed to support completion of technical documentation associated with the MCP OE, the ISA and sustainment activities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The Technical Writer will be responsible for actively driving and managing of the weekly activities of the technical writing team
  •  team of 1-3 technical writers to ensure quality
  • The  Technical Writer will be responsible for building and forming the technical writing team and managing them on a day-to-day basis
  • Review and oversee technical writers to ensure documentation meets program requirements and Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL)
  • Review and editing of technical documentation to include formatting, document numbers, CDRL numbers, spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Adhere to approved style guides and team templates that document training policy and standards
  • Write, in clear and concise language, such technical documents as procedure manuals, service manuals, and related technical publications concerned with installation, operation, and maintenance of electronic, electrical, mechanical, and other equipment
  • A proven self-starter with an ability to interact effectively with military, industry, and academic partners
  • Create, draft, modify, and issue final documents to support office policies, procedures, mission capabilities, security, training, and visual displays
  • Creates implementation guides and end-user guides for capabilities; provides field, data definition, and data flow documentation and formats technical publications from pamphlets, technical drawings, and consultations with technical personnel and other available resources
  • Track feedback from multiple stakeholders. Edit and incorporate as appropriate. Track multiple approvals. Track status and update stakeholders
  • Writes and edits technical documentation for all of the project’s hardware and software to include installation, and configuration
  • Record minutes on reviews and IPTs. Author and collaborate with configuration management on deliverable minutes
  • Enter documents into Dimensions configuration management tool and process initial peer review or change requests on documents
  • Responsible for the preparation, review, revision, and maintenance of policy documents, software and systems engineering, system operations, testing, and user documentation
  • Capable of multi-tasking, working within deadlines, and smoothly transition between various projects
  • Possess excellent communication skills as well as, the ability to work with others, Programmers, Developers, and Subject Matter Experts
  • Capable of providing accurate task completion estimates
  • Record meeting minutes and provide to meeting participants


Required Education:

  • Must havea Bachelors and 3+ years experience; 4 years experience can be accepted in lieu of degree.

Clearance Requirement:

  • Must have an active Secret Clearance or have the ability to obtain one.


Required Skills:

  • Expert user with MS Office Suite.
  • Familiarity or ability to learn Dimensions Configuration Management Tool
  • Understand basic concepts (to include basic grammar concepts), responsible for writing technical copy for various types of documents
  • Maintain a current internal documentation library
  • Use multiple word processing and presentation tools such as MS Word, PowerPoint, and Visio etc
  • Prepare and maintain operations documentation, user guides and manuals and technical publications
  • Work with Subject Matter Experts to produce quality documentation and training materials
  • Understand basic concepts and write technical copy for various types of documents for a program/project of similar complexity
  • Prepare reports, responses, and briefings targeted to a wide range of audiences
  • Research highly technical subject matter, organizes information from multiples sources, and express technical information in written form that is comprehensible to a wide audience of readers
  • Apply concepts for technical writing based on engineering drawings, technical information from engineering documentation, consultations with engineers and subject matter experts, and other available sources
  • Produce defense acquisition documentation, user manuals, training manuals, and other documentation utilized by the end-user community of DoD electronic equipment and systems
  • Experience applying technical solutions to complex problems that require regular use of ingenuity and creativity.
  • Experience handling multiple tasks simultaneously to meet assigned deadlines
  • Experience applying writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Experience in drafting, editing, and finalizing technical documents or material
  • Attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Apply technical manual standards to work products and documents
  • Ability to focus and capture discussions on various technical topics
  • Ability to communicate with technical staff for effective and efficient completion of technical documentation
  • Less than 10% Travel should be expected
  • Familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style and Military Document Standards such as DoDM 5200.01 and MIL-STD-961E

Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge of Dynamic Object Oriented Requirements System (DOORS)
  • Experience using SharePoint and document management software
  • Experience applying Style Guides and templates
  • Knowledge of Software Considerations in Airborne Systems and Equipment Certification DO-187C

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


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