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Technical Writer/Editor

Job ID: 210746
Location: ARLINGTON, VA, United States
Date Posted: Mar 3, 2021
Category: Communications
Subcategory: Technical Writer/Ed
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Top Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Technical Writer/Editor with technical domain experience to work with the Department of Defense, Deputy Director Research & Engineering (DDRE) Research and Technology (R&T) office.

  • Write and edit technical documents including briefings, papers, general correspondence, and briefings for grammar, punctuation, formatting, and clarity
  • Assess and integrate technical and visual information from multiple sources into well-structured and professionally articulated products
  • Facilitate appropriate review and clearance through Public Affairs and the Office of Security Review
  • Assess and evaluate technical content against mission objectives and strategic messaging guidance to deliver written and visual products for both internal and external audiences
  • Facilitate collection and dissemination of materials for coordination and approval
  • Format documents according to Office of Secretary of Defense standards
  • Work with diverse groups to reach agreement on content
  • Interview subject matter experts to obtain content
  • Perform document configuration control and storage
  • Collate, edit, format, and refine DDRE-level reports

This role is temporarily remote/work from home/virtual due to COVID-19.  Eventually the work will go back to 100% onsite in Arlington, VA once the threat of COVID-19 has passed.


  • Bachelors in Communication, English, or related field
  • Five years of relevant experience
  • Experience writing in engineering or other highly technical domains
  • Expert skills in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Familiarity with Congressional activities, proposals, and reports
  • Experience and skill to interact with technical experts in systems engineering
  • Familiarity with document coordination and work flow practices
  • Top Secret security clearance

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience on Capitol Hill preferred


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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