BAE Systems Technical Writer - Senior in Dulles, Virginia

Job Description

The candidate will be responsible for creating, writing and maintaining user manuals, how-to guides, instructions, IT configuration management documents and software version control references on an IT Team using Scrum framework and Agile methodologies. Additionally, the candidate will record meeting minutes, action items and facilitate meetings. Candidate must be a knowledgeable user of Microsoft Suite, willing to learn JIRA, and IT industry configuration management tools, self-motivated and able to work well independently.

Writes, rewrites, and/or edits technical documents such as technical procedure manuals, user/service manuals, programming manuals, operational specifications, and related technical publications to communicate clearly and effectively technical specs and instructions to a wide range of audiences. Acquires subject knowledge by interviewing product developers, observing performance of production methods, referring to technical specifications, blueprints, engineering illustrations, and trade journals.

Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 8 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Microsoft Suite

  • Familiar with JIRA

  • Write clear and concise policies, procedures, guidelines, and instructions.

  • Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.

  • Organize material and complete writing assignment according to set standards regarding order, clarity, conciseness, style, and terminology.

  • Edit, standardize, or make changes to material prepared by other writers or establishment personnel.

  • Consult with customer representatives to establish technical specifications and to determine subject material to be developed for publication.

  • Observe production, developmental, and experimental activities to determine operating procedure and detail.

  • Arrange for typing, duplication, and distribution of material.

  • Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.

  • Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  • Candidate must possess an active Intel clearance with a Polygraph. Will not be considered without it.

About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security

BAE Systems Intelligence & Security, based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we dofrom intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels. That s BAE Systems. That s Inspired Work. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression. To see Inspired Work in action, visit and follow us on Facebook:

Technical Writer - Senior


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