Technical Writer
Intelligent Decisions - Arlington, VA

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U.S. Citizenship is required. Applicants must possess an active, Federal Government Security Clearance.

Job Responsibilities:
The technical writer works with engineers, IT specialists, and software developers to translate technical concepts into plain language. IT technical writers must have a working understanding of technical concepts and common technologies (web pages, HTML, social media, SharePoint, multimedia, Intranet), as well as an ability to learn the fundamentals of technical solutions to appropriately translate information for a wider audience.
• The technical writer must have the technical ability to propose and improve document templates; follow and potentially improve on document naming conventions and version control; and work with multiple media, including word processing, presentation software, and web-based solutions.
• The technical writer will focus on building product sheets; service catalogue descriptions; user guides; run books; concepts of operations manuals; service transition documentation; customer surveys; requirements gathering documents; and similar products.
• Technical writers assist in the editing of engineering design documents with an aim at ensuring that documentation is clearly understood and properly formatted.
Job Qualifications::
Demonstrated experience in a variety of Microsoft Office Products (Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Excel) and SharePoint (for web publishing).
• Expertise with MS Word and MS Excel including the use of templates, macros and style formatting.
• Strong technical editing experience in IT system documentation such as design documents, requirements specifications, user guides, etc.
• Ability to convey complex information in appropriate fashion to audiences with different levels of technical and project specific knowledge in increase readability.
• Ability to write at different levels, from brief abstracts to detailed lengthy documents
• Ability to communicate effectively verbally and to work with multiple teams/others
• Ability to edit, proofread, and write logical instructions.
• Ability to advise use of graphics effectively to communicate ideas
• Ability to revise one’s own work to make a document or presentation clearer or more persuasive.
• Ability to cite and critically analyze the documents provided.
• Software development life cycle (SDLC) methodologies and the associated supporting documentation
• Bachelor degree or 4 additional years of technical writing experience in lieu of a degree

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Since 1988, Intelligent Decisions (ID) has been developing innovative IT solutions to solve the most challenging requirements of our client,...