Technical Writer - 35922 in Linthicum Heights, MD at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 3/18/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Enlighten, an Alion company, is looking for a junior to mid-level Technical Writer with top-notch writing and editing skills who can shape and effectively present technical information. The ideal candidate will have a sufficient IT background to follow a technical conversation and to translate complex technical concepts and solutions into multiple types of documents tailored to a variety of audiences. The position requires experience writing, reviewing, and revising various technical documentation including, but not limited to, reports, manuals, briefings, presentations, policies, processes, technical architectures, and information papers. The candidate also must be comfortable working independently on multiple assignments in a fast-paced environment.

Security Clearance:

  • A current government clearance at a Secret level or higher is highly desired. Candidate selected will be processed for a security clearance if they do not have one already and therefore all candidates must be a U.S. Citizen.  

Required Skills

  • BA/BS degree in English or similar field. Educational requirements may be adjusted for applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience.
  • Two (2)-Six (6) years of experience providing support in a technical writing capacity. At least two (2) years of experience supporting Information Technology (IT) projects.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills with comprehensive knowledge of correct grammar, punctuation, spelling, and usage of the English language. 
  • Ability to translate complex technical concepts and solutions into multiple types of documents tailored to a variety of audiences. 
  • Ability to independently research, organize, write, edit and produce required documentation.  Willingness to learn new concepts.
  • Ability to collaborate with technical and other Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to obtain information necessary to produce clear, readable documents to be used by technical and nontechnical personnel.
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines and communicate project blockers.
  • Experience ensuring technical documentation is accurate, complete, meets editorial and government specifications, and adheres to standards for quality, graphics, coverage, format and style. 
  • Adept at introducing creative ideas for documentation and taking the lead in construction of innovative publications.
  • Outstanding attention to detail when constructing new copy and editing existing print material.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. In-depth experience with MS Suite of products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

Desired Skills: 

  • Experience crafting engaging marketing material (e.g. informative slick sheets and blog posts).
  • Experience with Google products (e.g. Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides). 
  • Experience working with Adobe products
  • Understanding of cybersecurity concepts and issues 
  • Experience working in/with the Department of Defense (DoD) community
  • Experience with marketing technical solutions 
  • Familiarity with the Agile methodology

Required Documentation

  • Upon submission of your application, please supply two (2) to three (3) writing samples. (Samples that describe technical solutions or workflows for a general audience are preferred).


Security Clearance: None

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