Technical Writer ( R-00057278 )
Leidos is a Fortune 500™ company aimed at embracing and solving some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Through science and technology, Leidos makes the world safer, healthier and more efficient.
Our Civil Group offers an array of exciting career opportunities for the best IT, energy, logistics and engineering professionals. Driven by our talented workforce, the Integrated Missions Operation builds trust through an array of energy-related IT, environmental science and engineering solutions to meet our customers’ needs.
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Leidos Security Detection and Automation (SD&A), Tewksbury, MA is seeking an entry-level Technical Writer for developing, updating, and rebranding technical documentation using Adobe FrameMaker and Microsoft Word.
The candidate will be responsible for updating existing technical documents and assisting in the creation of manuals to support new products. Duties include collaborating with functional managers and subject matter experts to ensure that documents reflect current best practices and processes, ensuring documents meet editorial and governmental specifications, and adhering to standards for quality, graphics, format and style.
Update and rebrand existing technical documentation based on Engineering Changes Orders (ECOs)
Research, outline, write, and edit new and existing content, working closely with various departments to understand project requirements
Independently gather information from subject matter experts to develop, organize, and write procedure manuals, technical specifications, and process documentation
Write user-friendly content that meets the needs of the target audience, turning insights language that sets our users up for success
Education, Experience, Certification: Bachelors’ degree in a Technical field preferred; Equivalent education and experience may be considered in lieu of degree
2 - 4 years’ experience as an effective Technical Writer, preferably in a technology-based company
Previous experience writing documentation and procedural materials for multiple audiences
Working knowledge of Adobe FrameMaker a plus
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Proven ability to quickly learn and understand complex topics
Superior written and verbal communication skills, with a keen eye for detail
Ability to communicate with all departments, including production, engineering, software developers, technical trainers, and all levels of management
Ability to work under minimal supervision
Proven ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, with an eye for prioritization
Experience with airport checked baggage and checkpoint security equipment
We value and support the well-being and mobility of our employees with competitive benefit packages, complementary e-learning training, work-life flexibility, an exciting External Referral Program, and a diverse, inclusive and ethical work place. In fact, in 2020, Leidos was ranked as one of the “World's Most Ethical Companies” by the Ethisphere Institute for the third consecutive year.External Referral Bonus:EligibleExternal Referral Bonus $:2000.00Potential for Telework:Yes, 25%Clearance Level Required:Other ClearanceTravel:Yes, 10% of the timeScheduled Weekly Hours:40Shift:DayRequisition Category:ProfessionalJob Family:Writing and EditingPay Range: