Documentation Specialist
Raytheon - Sterling, VA

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Job Description:

Gathers, analyzes, and composes technical information. Conducts research and ensures the use of proper technical terminology. Translates technical information into clear, readable documents to be used by technical and non-technical personnel. Supports the development of all types of documents and reports by developing and updating graphics presentations to improve the quality and enhance the usability of these documents. Responsible for integrating the graphics generated with automated tools and the deliverable documents.

Duties, Tasks, and Responsibilities:
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Compose technical documents including, user's manuals, training materials, installation guides, proposals, and reports.
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Conduct research and ensure the use of proper technical terminology.
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Edit functional descriptions, system specifications, user’s manuals, special reports, or any other customer deliverables and documents.
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Organize material and complete writing assignment according to set standards regarding order, conciseness, style, and terminology.
Minimum Experience:
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Typically someone that is a recognized expert or certified practitioner with a particular computer language, system or technology that can not only deliver capabilities, but can mentor and train others.
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Generally requires eleven (11) years of experience with the majority of the following technology and tools.
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Technology
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Data base management system software — Author-it; Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer; Oracle software; Talisma Knowledgebase
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Desktop publishing software — Adobe Systems Adobe FrameMaker; Adobe Systems Adobe InDesign; Corel Ventura; PTC Arbortext
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Development environment software — Darwin information typing architecture DITA; Extensible markup language XML; Microsoft Visual Basic; Standardized general markup language SGML
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Graphics or photo imaging software — Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator; Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop software; Corel CorelDraw Graphics Suite; Corel Paint Shop Pro
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Web platform development software — Hypertext markup language HTML; JavaScript; Microsoft ASP.NET; Sun Microsystems Java server pages JSP
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Tools
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Desktop computers
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High capacity removable media drives — Universal serial bus USB flash drives
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Notebook computers — Laptop computers
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Personal computers
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Scanners — Computer data input scanners
Required Education (including Major):

General professional years of experience may be substituted for specialized years of experience at a ratio of three (3) years of general experience within an occupation for one (1) year of specialized experience. Relevant certifications will be considered equivalent to three (3) months of specialized experience. A degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business, or a scientific or technical discipline related to the specific skill.
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An Associate’s degree will be considered equivalent to eighteen (18) months specialized experience.
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A Bachelor’s degree will be considered equivalent to three (3) years specialized experience (total equivalency is not cumulative when combined with an Associate’s degree).
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A Master’s degree will be considered equivalent to two (2) years specialized experience (up to a total of five (5) years when combined with a Bachelor’s).
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A will be considered equivalent to two (2) years specialized experience (up to a total of seven (7) years when combined with a Master’s and a Bachelor’s).
Business Unit Profile
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), with 2011 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 90 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 71,000 people worldwide.
At Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems (IIS), we transform data into knowledge. IIS is a leading provider of intelligence and information solutions, specializing in ground processing, unmanned ground systems, cybersecurity operations, homeland security and other markets to resolve the most complex problems for our customers worldwide. IIS employs more then 8,300 people worldwide with major hubs in the Mid Atlantic Region, Aurora, CO, and national Headquarters in Garland, TX, IIS generated $3 billion in 2011 revenues.

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