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Technical Writer

Job ID: 2408072
Location: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, United States
Date Posted: Jun 13, 2024
Category: Communications
Subcategory: Technical Writer/Ed
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: Hybrid Remote
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Job Description


SAIC seeks a highly experienced and energetic Technical Writer in Colorado Springs to support the US Space Force, Space Systems Command, in performing operational maintenance and sustainment of ground-based radars critical to US and Allied strategic missile surveillance, warning, defense, and space surveillance missions.

In support of the government customer, the SAIC Program Manager, and the Chief Engineer, the Technical Writer is responsible for responsive and coherent planning, development and delivery of PARCS and UEWR radar hardware and software modifications in response to change requests and deficiency reports. 

Job Duties:

  • Writes and/or edits complex engineering specifications, user manuals, reports, briefings and presentations, guidelines, and other project deliverables to meet contract requirements.
  • Develops, revises, and produces technical orders’ change pages. Reviews content of technical documentation for quality.
  • Ensures proper application of applicable government standards and guidelines for technical writing.


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field and 5+ years’ experience.
  • Active Secret Clearance.
  • Gather and interpret complex technical information for technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Excellent organizational skills and a high level of interpersonal skills mandatory.
  • Must be a self-motivated team player with demonstrated ability to manage projects, tasks, and special assignments independently.
  • Manage documentation tasks for multiple products simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, demanding environment with minimal supervision.

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Experience working with agile teams and methodologies.
  • Experience sustaining PARCS, or other Strategic Warning and Surveillance radar systems such as PAVE PAWS and UEWR.
  • Experience working with CAD programs, hardware drawings, and BOMs.

Target salary range: $105,001 - $115,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.

SAIC accepts applications on an ongoing basis and there is no deadline.

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.


SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator focused on advancing the power of technology and innovation to serve and protect our world. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in mission IT, enterprise IT, engineering services and professional services. We integrate emerging technology, rapidly and securely, into mission critical operations that modernize and enable critical national imperatives.

We are approximately 24,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion, which is core to our values and important to attract and retain exceptional talent. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.4 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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