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Technical Writer 2

Fort Meade, MD · Information Technology
Clearance Level: TS/SCI w/ Full Scope Polygraph

  • Assist in preparing and maintaining operations documentation, user guides and manuals and technical publications
  • Understand basic concepts (to include basic grammar concepts), responsible for writing technical copy for various types of documents
  • Gather technical information, prepares written text
  • Maintain a current internal documentation library
  • Use multiple word processing and presentation tools such as MS Word, PowerPoint, and Visio etc.
  • Prepare and maintain operations documentation, user guides and manuals and technical publications
  • Work with developers to produce quality documentation and training materials
  • Work on all phases of documentation
  • Understand basic concepts and write technical copy for various types of documents for a program/project of similar complexity
  • Prepare reports, responses, and briefings targeted to a wide range of audiences
  • Coordinate layout and design of documents
  • Research highly technical subject matter, organizes information from multiples sources, and
  • express technical information in written form that is comprehensible to a wide audience of readers
  • Under general direction, write technical copy for various types of documents for a program/project of similar complexity
  • Apply concepts for technical writing based on engineering drawings, technical information from engineering documentation, consultations with engineers and subject matter experts, and other available sources
  • Produce defense acquisition documentation, user manuals, training manuals, and other documentation utilized by the end-user community of DoD electronic equipment and systems  
  • Interpret engineering and maintenance drawings, operational procedures to understand and blend large quantities of computer related information 
  • Produce technical documentation for Cryptologic programs or projects developing analytic tradecraft methodologies
  • Apply technical manual standard NSA DS-89 to work products
Task Required Skills:
  • Minimum of 4 years of technical writing experience implementing complex documentation practices within a software development environment
  • Experience writing artifacts for various types of documents and audiences
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated experience using authoring tools such as MS Office, Visio, and Confluence 
Task Desired Skills:
  • Familiar with the Atlassian Tool suite
  • Familiar with using Unix OS in order to provide related documentation
  • Experience with writing scripts using Bash
  • Experience working with software development teams working in an Agile environment
  • Bachelor's degree in a technical discipline from an accredited college or university and 6 years of experience as a TW is required.  Four years of additional TW experience may be substituted for a degree.
Orbis Operations is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
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