• Senior Technical Writing Specialist

    Posted Date 3 months ago(7/1/2019 8:15 AM)
    Job Location
    Required Clearance
    Secret, obtainable within reasonable time based on requirements
    Technicians/Technical Support
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in a related specialized area or field, or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree.


    Department of Defense Secret security clearance is required at time of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

    Responsibilities for this Position

    General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a technical writer specializing in logistics materials. This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation’s core defense/intelligence services and systems.  General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with our customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.



    What you do:

    Create, develop, plan, write and edit complex operational, instructional, interactive electronic technical manuals (IETMs), maintenance or test procedures for paper, multimedia or web-based publication

    • Research and translate technical information (such as engineering models, drawings, schematics, spreadsheets, etc.) into manuals and/or web-based documents for military standard (MIL STD) documentation, nontechnical and technical end-users
    • Acquire subject knowledge by interviewing product developers, observing performance of production methods, referring to technical specifications, blueprints, engineering illustrations, and trade journals
    • Document engineering processes and specifications by using software developer and engineering documentation to support the writing and publication of hardware and software test procedures, white papers, readme files, etc.
    • Research potential new production tools and third party software by conducting research via the internet, trade journals, seminars, user forums, etc.
    • Communicate assignment status, issues or concerns, including issues of scope, schedule, process, and quality through informal meetings, and emailed status reports to keep the technical documentation lead informed

    What you have:

    • Strong written and verbal communication skills, and interpersonal skills to facilitate teamwork
    • Understanding of DoD MIL Standards and S1000D International Standards. Use of style guides and the ability to adhere to and implement such standards to technical documentation
    • Experience with XML publishing/development
    • Experience with editing and production tools

    PREFERRED DEGREE TYPES AND EXPERIENCE: Military background is a plus for this position! Veterans are highly encouraged to apply.

    Company Overview

    General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.  With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas.  Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.  We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose.  You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.  If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!


    General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.  EOE/Disability/Veteran


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