Technical Writer, Associate Principal TS/SCI - 33420 in Springfield, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 9/15/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description


Writes, rewrites and/or edits technical documents such as technical procedure manuals, user manuals, programming manuals, service manuals, operational specifications, and related technical publications to communicate clearly and effectively technical specifications and instructions to a wide range of audiences.

Acquires subject knowledge by interviewing product developers, observing performance of production methods, referring to technical specifications, blueprints, engineering illustrations, and trade journals. Oversees preparation of illustrative materials, selecting drawings, sketches, diagrams and charts.

Conducts quality review of materials. Translates complex data into user-friendly text for print and electronic publications, such as technical journals, user and training manuals, government proposals, websites and podcasts.

Gathers information through research, statistical reports and interviews with technical staff. Develops cataloging systems, and maintains records, files, electronic media and archiving of information for publications.

Assists in preparing material for technical seminars and business forums. May be called upon to assist in technical or business presentations in such meetings as business or customer needs require. Selects or recommends use of layouts, graphics, drawings, tables, exhibits, illustrations, charts, or storyboards to amplify or clarify publications objectives.

Develop technical documentation for Digital Maker Services Division; Interact with system engineers & technical leads to author and update technical documents (SOPs, software and architectural documentation, technical road maps, etc.) for leadership, customers, and applicable stakeholders.

Additional related skill sets:
•Ability to concisely and clearly write about software, hardware, and related topics;
•Ability to work with technical experts to understand complex technical topics;
•Ability to write technical documents that are easily understood by both technical and non-technical audiences;
•Ability to generate standardized enterprise documentation;
•Ability to write documentation in support of DOD or IC, including the following:

  • Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • NGA Instructions pertaining to Digital Maker Services capabilities
  • Architectural Documentation
  • Software Documentation
  • Information Technology Road Maps

•Ability to write, edit, and standardize online technical documents like standard operating procedures.

Education and other requirements:

BS degree in English, Technical Writing or Communications. 12 plus years of direct experience in writing or directing the efforts in support of technical writing, re-writes, or SOP's for technology related programs.  Other degrees will be considered if there is ample technical writing experience.

Good interpersonal skills and able to work with a variety of staff and peers.



Security Clearance: None

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