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Technical Writer ( R-00067075 )


Technical Writer



San Diego, California, United States


Job Description:

We have an immediate opportunity for a Technical Writer with an active Secret security clearance with the ability to acquire a TS/SCI. This position provides for an optional 9/80 schedule and relocation assistance is available to those wanting to build a career in Point Loma/San Diego, CA. Although the required work location for this position is in San Diego, about 50% can be performed from a home or Leidos office

In this role you will be working in an integrated System Engineering and Infrastructure Engineering team with subject-matter experts to gather information, identify relevant data and audiences, and write documents that are clear and concise

If you like doing these tasks you will love this job:

  • Research, design, write, and review a wide range of technical documentation that will include system operator guides, help guides, user manuals, and training guides, technical manuals, design specification documents, reference manuals, installation guides, and data sheets that may be required to assist with the design, integration, testing, and fielding of the system.
  • Draft technical documentation templates.
  • Learn the target software and project documentation process and apply your technical writing expertise.
  • Interact with both professional and Navy personnel with ability to take and implement direction; work with the test, software, infrastructure, and training teams to assist in document preparation.

To be successful you will need these skills:

  • Position requires DoD Secret security clearance with the ability to obtain an TS/SCI; candidates without clearance cannot be considered.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline with 4 to 8 years of professional experience; or equivalent experience and combined education.
  • Excellent understanding of Microsoft Word functionality and styles.
  • Strong formatting skills with the ability to develop and implement style guides and templates.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Experience working with government documentation standards.
  • Strong technical writing skills (clear, concise, and complete manner).
  • Strong grammar skills (grammar, punctuation, spelling, usage).
  • Strong oral communication skills.
  • Willing to take initiative to develop systems expertise.
  • Ability to work and contribute successfully within a team structure.
  • Experience working with collaboration tools such as Confluence, Jira, and Git.
  • Experience working in government/defense labs and their computing restrictions.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Products (i.e., Word, Excel, Visio, & PowerPoint).

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