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Lead, Technical Writer with Security Clearance

Company: L3Harris Technologies
Location: Sterling
Posted on: June 5, 2024

Job Description:

Job Title: Lead, Technical Writer Job Code: 11007 Job Location: Sterling, VA Job Description: L3Harris Technologies, Incis seeking a Lead Technical Writer with a strong knowledge of technical writing and broad knowledge of project management to be responsible for planning, developing, and delivering technical documentation such as O&M manuals, user guides, and instructional materials for paper, multimedia, or web-based publicationThe candidate must posses the ability to manage complex projects or processes with general oversightThe candidate will communicate within and outside of their own function to gain cooperation on operational processes, practices, and proceduresCandidate must also possess excellent organizational skills and attention to detail with the ability to maintain focus on complex tasksEssential Functions:--- Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including development teams, product managers, and subject matter experts to gather information and understand complex technical concepts
* Develop, organize, and deliver technical information (e.g., user guides, training materials, installation manuals) for non-technical and technical users in structured (markup language) or unstructured (Word) environments
* Ability to read technical drawings and convert the information into easy-to-understand procedures
* Ability to communicate complex information clearly, concisely, and accurately and be comfortable asking questions to ensure accuracy
* Identify and fill documentation gaps by conducting independent research, interviews, and hands-on exploration of the equipment
* A hands-on approach to understanding the technology and products being documented, with a keen ability to learn new technologies quickly and thrive in a fast-paced environment
* Responsible for reviews of documentation for style, design, layout, accuracy, and editorial aspects
* Create and maintain high-quality documentation standards that is measurable across the technical writing team ensuring accuracy, clarity, and consistency
* Ensure best practices and style guides are adhered to while maintaining a consistent tone, structure, and format across all technical documentation
* Manage tasks and information flow using collaboration software (e.g., JIRA, Confluence, etc.)
* Proactively engage with development teams to ensure timely updates and revisions to the documentation based on equipment changes and enhancements
* Stay up to date with industry standards and trends in technical documentation, and recommend improvements and new approaches for enhancing the documentation process
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Strong attention to detail and a commitment to producing accurate, high-quality documentation
* Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and manage complex projects
Qualifications:--- Bachelor's Degree and minimum 9 years of prior relevant experienceGraduate Degree and a minimum of 7 years of prior related experienceIn lieu of a degree, minimum of 13 years of prior related experience.
* Active TS/SCI with CI Poly required.
* Ability to travel to Sterling, VA -50% of the time.
Preferred Additional Skills:--- Comfortable with creating documentation in Dreamweaver, Confluence, FrameMaker, etc.
* Experience working with the Atlassian Suite (JIRA, Confluence, etc.).
* Experience creating companion information such as illustrations using photography or illustration software (Photoshop) or flowcharts/graphs using Visio.
* Experience in training curriculum development.
* Understanding of Systems Development Lifecycle (SDLC).

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