Principal Technical Writer


Job Description

BAE Systems is seeking a principal technical writer to support the Air and Space Force Solutions, Strategic Systems, Information Service (IS) team. The selected applicant will join a dynamic training and documentation team as we seek to deliver world-class capabilities to our client and their associated contractors, which will help drive productivity and innovation.

This team supports a variety of user-related IT issues. The technical writer position will include the following duties and responsibilities:
  • Write/edit a variety of technical documentation to include, work instructions, policies, processes, knowledgebase articles, reports and more.
  • Develop instructional materials, including PowerPoint, video, and computer-based training presentations.
  • Work with subject matter experts to research and complete project deliverables in a fast-paced environment where priorities can change quickly.
  • Provide technical assistance, training, and system documentation for users to promote efficient operation of applications.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Work independently with minimal supervision.

This position requires the successful candidate to be able to obtain a Secret level clearance. The criteria for obtaining and holding a clearance are driven by US government requirements. You must be a US citizen to obtain a security clearance.

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Required Education, Experience, & Skills
The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate strong initiative, organize daily tasks with minimal supervision, and possess the following:
  • Minimum BS/BA in technical writing, English, or related field
  • 8+ years related experience with a bachelor's degree or 6+ experience with a master's degree
  • Fast learner with the ability to pick up new concepts and technology quickly
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written)
  • Strong editing skills and the ability to provide editing rationale to customers
  • Comfortable working in teams and independently
  • Ability to identify the audience properly
  • Experience creating training documentation
  • Experience adhering to a style guide (preferably The Chicago Manual of Style )
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio)
  • Experience creating forms in Adobe Acrobat Pro
This position requires the successful candidate to be able to obtain a Secret level clearance. The criteria for obtaining and holding a clearance are driven by US government requirements. You must be a US citizen to obtain a security clearance.

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
Preferred skills include the following:
  • Experience creating training documentation for software applications
  • Using Camtasia or other video creation software
  • Working knowledge of SharePoint
  • SharePoint Designer experience
  • Using and documenting the Jira environment
  • User acceptance testing experience


About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security
BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it's what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts - defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team-making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you'll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.

Intelligence & Security (I&S), 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 do-from 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.

At BAE Systems, we celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We're laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.