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BAE Systems

Technical Writer



Full Time

On Site


Reston, Virginia, United States

Job Description Please note that pursuant to a government contract, this specific position requires US citizenship status.

BAE Systems is looking for a Technical Writer to join our team. We are looking for a candidate who can communicate with developers, quality, and support engineers to create user manuals, training instructions, and security assessment documentation to help our customers use our products effectively.

On a day to day basis job duties include:

  • Write or assisting with writing technical documentation including operator/maintainer and support user manuals, technical specifications, procedures, and reports.
  • Contribute to the cross-functional team of developers, testers, and support engineers.
  • Support the Cyber Security Products Team in the development, revision and delivery of technical documentation, program related messaging and customer deliverables
  • Collaborate across internal staff to obtain an in-depth understanding of technologies, products, or services, and the documentation requirements
  • Produce high-quality documentation that meets applicable standards and is appropriate for its intended audience
  • Create and edit easy-to-understand tutorials to help end-users operate a variety of applications
  • Analyze existing and potential content, focusing on reuse
  • Conduct quality review of all documentation and deliverables

Required Education, Experience, & Skills
  • 5+ years of experience working as a Technical Writer, or Bachelor Degree in English/Communications or a technical discipline, a Technical Writing Certificate, or demonstrated excellence in technical writing and communication.
  • Ability to write using clear and concise language that adheres to standard practices and conventions.
  • Must be able to work independently to gather technical data from Subject Matter Experts and develop comprehensive materials with strong focus on logical flow of material and clear, consistent language.
  • Demonstrated ability to write original materials.
  • Strong computer publishing skills including Microsoft Office suite (Word, Powerpoint, Excel).
  • Good communications skills, both written and verbal. The ability to work well in a team environment is also critical to this role.
Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
  • DOD Secret clearance
  • Bachelor's Degree in English or Technical discipline
  • Expert in Microsoft Word
About BAE Systems Electronic Systems BAE Systems Electronic Systems is the global innovator behind game-changing defense and commercial electronics. Exploiting every electron, we push the limits of what is possible, giving our customers the edge and our employees opportunities to change the world. Our products and capabilities can be found everywhere – from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space. At our core are more than 14,000 highly talented Electronic Systems employees with the brightest minds in the industry, we make an impact – for our customers and the communities we serve.