Sr Technical Editor/Writer
Raytheon - Greenbelt, MD

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Job Description:

Raytheon is currently seeking a Senior Technical Writer to produce internal technical publications for a government-sponsored software engineering group. The individual will be responsible for creating solutions, sometimes from scratch, targeted to multiple highly technical audiences with varying needs.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate a history of creative and successful solutions to bridge gaps in cultural and communication styles; will be able to respond easily to changing user requirements; and will be able to suggest improvements and shape expectations for an audience new to technical writers; in both the documentation deliverables and the process used to create, edit, and maintain them.

The ideal candidate must be able to work independently when necessary, but be comfortable in a customer-embedded team; must rely on internal resources when necessary but be a good “ambassador” for the company, keeping management involved and informed; must conform to customer expectations but be flexible enough to help customers understand conflicting requests and how to resolve them in a diplomatic, customer-friendly manner.

Specific tasks may include creating or editing documents for an audience of software engineers, hardware testers and integrators. Documents may include user guides, specifications, process documentation, procedures, and others.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Engineering , IT, English or related field

Eight years of technical writing experience which demonstrates technical knowledge, skills, and abilities to effectively write and edit publications.

Some experience in a software development environment is required.

Ability and willingness to delve into C++ and other source code when necessary to resolve documentation issues.

Ability to create and edit line drawings or simple illustrations using common drawing packages is expected.

A bility to work independently in a fast-pace environment

Excellent oral communication skills.


Desired Qualifications:
  • Create and maintain project schedule(s) for current and new projects and/or task orders.
  • Excellent scheduling skills including use of Microsoft Project, resource leveling, rebaselining, etc.
  • Experience with Earned Value Management (EVM) in conjunction with scheduling
Raytheon is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or Vietnam era, or other eligible veteran status, or any other protected factor.

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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