Associate Technical Writer - 33792 in Norfolk, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 9/6/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Alion Science and Technology’s Cyber Network Solutions (CNS) division is looking for qualified Technical Writer candidates to work as part of a diverse team of cyber and intelligence professionals. This person must have excellent research skills, must be able to organize their ideas and be able to translate technical terms into text that any reader can understand.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with internal teams to understand product documentation requirements
  • Oversees preparation of illustrative materials, selecting drawings, sketches, diagrams and charts.
  • Acquires subject knowledge by interviewing operators and other stakeholders.
  • Develop and maintain installation, configuration and how-to documentation
  • Create strong content that fulfills project standards and audience goals
  • As an integral part of a cross-functional product teams, this person must learn the products by hands-on experience
  • Create, maintain and update installation instructions, training material and other technical documents
  • Utilize a variety of media forms; include images and charts
  • Analyze current content and make improvements as necessary
  • Create, maintain and update manuals, procedures and specifications and other documents
  • Provide writing, editing and design support to other team members


  • Bachelor’s degree and 0-2 years of experience
  • BS in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent preferred
  • Experience in technical writing of software documentation
  • Solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and
  • Familiarity with the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and general software development, preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be able to obtain and hold a Secret security clearance

Security Clearance: None

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