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Technical Writer


Technical Writer


Orlando, Florida, United States


Job Description:

Leidos has a career opportunity for a talented Technical Writer in support of the Army’s Synthetic Training Environment (STE). The Technical Writer shall support the creation, validation, delivery of training products and technical manuals for a complex distributed simulation-based training system. The position will require the candidate to interact daily with a broad range of other technical skills and experts. An outgoing personality that seeks to find the necessary data and transform it into a training solution or technical documentation is required. This position will have primary responsibility for an assigned range of documents and training outcomes which will be merged into a larger training and support package to be delivered to the customer. STE is in development in an Agile team-based program. Candidates must have the maturity and the ability to operate in a fluid environment.

Candidate must demonstrate a good aptitude for problem solving, be organized and able to communicate at a high level. Knowledge of fundamental constructs such as learning theory/instructional development is required. Ability to translate technical jargon into more easily understandable prose is essential. Ability to understand and communicate with technical staff is required.

The successful candidate will have the following responsibilities:

  • Develop Technical Publications in Interactive Electronic Technical Manual (IETM) format IAW Mil-Std 400051-1C
  • Integrate the technical documentation (e.g. System/Software User Manuals, Operator Manuals, COTS manuals, Maintenance Manuals, engineering data, programmatic data, etc.) and system technical documentation and provide a single source of integrated technical documentation.
  • Work with other Training Developers, System and Software Engineers, and subject matter experts to develop effective technical publications, short training videos and other computer-based opportunities for customer workforce.
  • Operate within an Agile Software Development Life Cycle framework.
  • Consult with instructors and subject matter experts to determine instructional requirements, collect data, customize design proposals, and implement solutions.
  • Collaborate with technical developers/designers to produce media that supports instructional goals and objectives.
  • Collect, analyze, report, and use quantitative and qualitative data to inform design decisions or projects.
  • Use a range of educational technologies in support of synchronous, asynchronous and self-service teaching and learning.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BA degree in related technical field and 5 years prior relevant experience, OR, A Master’s Degree in Instructional Systems Design related technical field with 3 years of prior relevant experience; OR equivalent years of experience in lieu of education.
  • Working knowledge of the technical documentation development and training development process
  • Excellent verbal and written skills with ability to brief various audiences on status of projects, as needed
  • Strong interpersonal skills to negotiate and work with technical staff
  • High level of proficiency with MS Office Products (Word, Excel, & PowerPoint)
  • Ability to obtain a DoD SECRET security clearance
  • US Citizenship is required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience as a Subject Matter Expert with Army Tech Pub and/or Training Product Development
  • Experience in developing contract deliverables per Data Item Descriptions
  • Experience working on software development projects, especially Agile based development programs, within DOD, US Army, and/or PEO-STR
  • Currently possess an active DoD SECRET security clearance
  • Experience in writing Training and Technical documentation/products IAW with Army and DOD standards (Example: MIL-STD-400051-2C
  • Experience with training analysis, development, and delivery
  • Knowledge and experience with IETM development processes and Army Training Product development

Pay Range:Pay Range $57,850.00 - $89,000.00 - $120,150.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.