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Senior Technical Writer

Job ID: 2019956
Location: SILVER SPRING, MD, United States
Date Posted: Jan 1, 2021
Category: Communications
Subcategory: Technical Writer/Ed
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description



Join SAIC’s health team and build/implement breakthrough solutions that help improve healthcare delivery for millions of active, reserve and retired military and their beneficiaries worldwide.  We are seeking individuals who know and understand healthcare delivery.  We need experienced focused professionals who know and understand the importance of improving public health and healthcare records management.

The Health Technical Writer reviews content, edits, proofreads and provides writing support.  The candidate also helps to develop, conceptualize, develop layouts and prepare high quality graphics, text, and templates, and the design, preparation, and creation of new media projects for non-technical and/or technical documents or sections of documents prepared by writers such as technical reports, program deliverables, manuals, procedures and specifications.  

This is a 100% Remote / Work from home role. 

Responsibilities include 
  • Develops, writes, and edits material for reports, manuals, briefs, instruction books, and related technical and administrative publications concerned with work methods and procedures, and installation, operation, and maintenance of IT Systems. Receives assignment from supervisor, observes production, developmental, and experimental activities to determine operating procedure and detail. 
  • Interviews production and engineering personnel and reads journals, reports, and other material to become familiar with product technologies and production methods.  Organizes material and completes writing assignment according to FDA EPLC standards regarding order, clarity, conciseness, style, and terminology; reviews published materials and recommends revisions or changes in scope, format and content.
  • May maintain records and files of work and revisions, select drawings, sketches, diagrams, and charts to illustrate material; assist in laying out material for publication, arrange for typing, duplication and distribution of material, edit, standardize, or make changes to material prepared by other writers or team members.
  • Ensures documents meet editorial and government specifications and adheres to standards for quality, graphics, coverage, format and style.  
  • Reviews rough drafts and makes suggestions. In addition, develops multimedia applications, systems and products involving computer graphics and interactive computing using a variety of new media software applications, techniques and tools.   


Required Skills & Education: 

HS and Nine (9) years or more of related experience; Bachelors and five (5) years or more of related experience; Masters and three (3) years or more experience

  • Proven working experience in technical writing of health/medical clinical IT documentation.
  • Ability to deliver high quality documentation paying attention to detail.
  • Ability to quickly grasp complex technical concepts and make them easily understandable in text and pictures.
  • Excellent written skills in English and strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to work without appreciable direction and uses ingenuity and innovation to find solutions.
  • Must be able to obtain a Public Trust clearance
  • Experience with HHS EPLC standards and documents.   
  • Prior experience working in the healthcare industry and familiarity with health terminology.


SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For information, visit or Working at SAIC for benefits details. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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