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Senior Technical Writer

Job ID: 208885
Location: SAN DIEGO, CA, United States
Date Posted: Jun 30, 2020
Category: Communications
Subcategory: Communications
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Teleworking: Yes

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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a skilled Technical Writer to develop and edit technical documents related to the development of communication payloads for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in our San Diego, CA location. The tech writers products will be used to convey technical concepts to technical and non-technical audiences.

This position is contingent upon award of contract.


This job may be temporarily remote due to COVID-19.


Job duties may include:

  • Analyzing subject matter and audience in order to plan clear and accurate presentation of materials.
  • Creating detailed instructions for others to follow.
  • Assisting in the production of technical materials.
  • Capturing and edit photographs as necessary for use in documentation.
  • Using substantive writing, editing, and technical communication skills to develop training guides, and operating, installation, troubleshooting, or maintenance manuals associated with the technical equipment and systems.
  • Reviewing and update existing technical documentation, including managing and tracking document lifecycles.
  • Developing written communication materials for a wide range of internal and external audiences. Determine which style and structure is best suited for the intended audience. 
  • Creating software documents such as use cases, test plans, and user guides.
  • Analyzing, coordinate, and compile technical information into technical publications.
  • Ensuring technical information is properly documented.
  • Implementing technical communication and software quality assurance best practices and procedures.
  • Communicating technological developments to experts, end users, and other audiences.
  • Delivering quality products in a fast-paced and dynamic engineering environment.


Required Education & Experience: 
• Bachelor’s degree  and at least 7 years of experience as a technical writer drafting technical manuals, test plans, procedures and/or developing presentation material


Required Skills:

  • Active Secret security clearance and US Citizenship
  • Capabilities that build positive working relationships with a variety of Government and Contractor personnel
  • Ability to successfully collaborate as a Team in the classified facility environment.

Desired Skills and Certifications:

  • Experience providing technical support.


SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's most complex modernization and readiness challenges. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission solutions. Using our expertise in existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has pro forma annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom. For SAIC benefits information, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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