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Senior Technical Writer

Company name

Annapolis Junction, MD, United States

Employment Type

It, Writing

Posted on
Oct 16,2019

Valid Through
Jan 29,2020



Job Description:

The Leidos Intelligence Group has a career opportunity for a Sr. Technical Writer in Annapolis Junction, MD.

Program Summary

This contract is a large, multi-year contract for the development, integration, deployment and sustainment of large collection systems. The work that’s being done on this Leidos-led, prime contract is extremely important to the government and offers its team members the opportunity to work autonomously and explore new technologies. Join a tremendous technical team solving hard problems with true mission relevance on emerging technologies.

Job Summary

The experienced Technical Writer will provide technical writing support necessary to create and maintain system documentation as well as other supporting documentation such as presentations, blogs, training manuals, processes and procedures, guides, meeting minutes, etc.

Key Skills needed for this position include:

Writing Skills

Professional writing in a clear, concise and complete manner

Proficiency in basic grammar skills (grammar, punctuation, spelling, usage)

Ability to convey information for appropriate audience

Editing Skills

Formal Writing Style

Technical Skills

Engineering comprehension, understand subject matter

Knowledge of government documentation standards

Basic understanding of government classification rules

Research technical information

Tool Skills

Computer savvy

Proficiency in MS Word, PowerPoint and Visio

Ability to take screen shots off system user interfaces

Interviewing and Listening Skills

Ability to know how to ask the questions to get needed answers

Ability to determine the best approach needed to reach out and work with Subject Matter Experts

Strong listening skills to capture the necessary information and to know which follow-up questions need to be answered

Design Skills

Develop graphics

Illustration skills

Formatting skills, layout and design of document

Organizational skills, consolidating information

Personal Skills

Work independently

Detailed oriented

Motivated and ambitious


TS/SCI with polygraph

Bachelors Degree and 12 or more years experience. Additional directly related experience will be considered in lieu of degree on a case by case basis

A minimum of 5 years of technical writing experience documenting complex electronic equipment and systems

A minimum of 4 year experience in effectively formatting technical publications to include writing, editing, illustration, interpretations, and depth of coverage.

A minimum of 2 years' experience with writing technical documentation following customer standards, interpreting engineering and maintenance drawings, and interpreting operational procedures.

Strong technical writing skills (clear, concise, and complete manner)

External Referral Bonus:Ineligible

Potential for Telework:No

Clearance Level Required:Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph


Scheduled Weekly Hours:40


Requisition Category:Professional

Job Family:Writing and Editing

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

REQNUMBER: R-00021888

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an equal opportunity employer/disability/vet.

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