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Technical Writer - IDM

Job ID: 2012394
Location: HUNTSVILLE, AL, United States
Date Posted: Jul 27, 2020
Category: Communications
Subcategory: Technical Writer/Ed
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No

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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Technical Writer to support efforts 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:
  • Review and editing of technical documentation to include formatting, document numbers, CDRL numbers, spelling, grammar and punctuation

  • Record meeting minutes and provide to meeting participants

  • Manage conference room reservations

  • Host technical meetings (responsible for teleconference and DCS)



Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s Degree (4 years equivalent experience accepted in lieu of degree)

  • 1-3 years or more applicable experience

Required Skills:
  • Attention to detail and organizational skills.

  • Ability to focus and capture discussions on various technical topics.

  • Effective typing skills

  • Ability to communicate with technical staff for effective and efficient completion of technical documentation

  • Less than 10% Travel should be expected

  • Ability to work under a deadline
  • Strong desire to continually learn and improve
  • Proficient in MS Office
Desired Skills:
  • Previous experience with technical writing in the defense sector

  • Experience taking detailed meeting minutes and capturing list of attendees

Clearance Requirement:  Must possess an active secret clearance



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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