Technical Writer

Clearance Level
None
Category
Technical Documentation
Location
West Des Moines, Iowa

REQ#: RQ62805

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Requisition Type: Pipeline

Technical Writer

General Summary

This role requires an experienced technical writer who is responsible for researching, analyzing, and creating technical documentation such as end user guides, process/procedure documentation, training materials, website content, and technical communications.  An attention to detail and correct usage of formatting, grammar and spelling is a must.  Also, the role requires a strong ability to learn quickly and understand technical language and terminology around the products and systems being supported.  Must be able to work independently in a team environment and be flexible around evolving needs while managing both schedule and overall commitments in order to meet project deliverables.

Principal Duties / Responsibilities

  • Researches and compiles technical data for use in various operation and maintenance manuals, training materials, installation guides, and other technical documentation.
  • Obtains data from review of documentation, interviews with client and project personnel, drawings, schematics, and reports, and the study of published material.  Research and gather technical and background information for inclusion in project documentation and deliverables.
  • Develop outlines and drafts for review and approval by technical specialists and project management ensuring that final documents meet applicable contract requirements and regulations. 
  • Translates technical information into clear, readable documentation to be used by both technical and non-technical users.  Documentation includes:  technical documents, including business proposals, reports, user manuals, briefings and presentations, functional descriptions, system specifications, guidelines, special reports, and other project deliverables to meet contract requirements.
  • May provide proofread and provide feedback on materials prepared by peers.
  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant technologies as assigned.

Education and Experience Qualifications

  • Associates Degree in a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, professional training, and work experience.
  • 3+ years of related experience preparing technical documentation.

Skills and Abilities Qualifications

  • Must have effective written communications skills including formatting and grammar.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices involved in technical research and writing.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use various word-processing and/or desktop publishing software applications.
  • Familiarity with remediation of technical documentation to comply with accessibility standards such as 508 compliance.
  • Familiarity with agile approaches such as scrum and SAFe are highly desired.

Working Environment

  • This role may be performed via teleworking or can be performed in an office environment at one of the GDIT work locations.  The ability to work from home may be required on occasion.

Additional Considerations

  • Experience with a human-centered design approach is preferable.
  • Experience/background with the healthcare industry and/or government contracting is desirable.
  • The above job description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.
  • Requests for reasonable accommodations will be considered to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the principal (essential) functions of this job.
  • General Dynamics Information Technology is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. 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, or any other protected class.