Technical Writer

Posted: 2021-04-14


Job Description:

Leidos is currently seeking a technical writer to support the internal CIO Services organization. The technical writer will develop standard operating procedures, business process documentation, policies, processes, project documentation, intranet content, user guides, training materials, and other internal content. Candidate must be a collaborative team player who can evaluate, recommend, plan and execute technical content.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Interview subject matter experts within CIO Services, plan, develop, organize, write and edit standard operating procedures, processes, policies, user guides, job aids, quick reference cards, data flow documentation, technical drawings, frequently asked questions and other content
  • Work with Business Analysts to document IT processes
  • Report on progress of work products and deliverables
  • Adhere to Leidos and CIO Services style guides and templates
  • Assess, analyze, write, edit and manage end-user training and documentation for technology implementations and updates
  • Analyze documents to maintain continuity of style of content
  • Develop and cultivate positive working relationships with team members, engineers, project managers and support staff

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and 8+ years of relevant experience, which must include experience working in an IT organization and developing and editing IT-specific documentation
  • Experience documenting business processes
  • Knowledge of cybersecurity and information technology
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Proactive and inquisitive mentality
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Ability to interpret and explain complex information and provide procedures in clear and concise manner to users with all different levels of technical experience
  • Ability to research highly technical subject matter, organize information from multiple sources, and express technical information in written form
  • Skilled at developing document templates to ensure ease of use and functional capability
  • Skilled at prioritization and multi-tasking
  • Quickly adapt to change and revise documents accordingly

Desired Qualifications:

  • Business process analysis experience
  • Working knowledge or experience with cybersecurity and hardware and software implementations and upgrades
  • Experience working with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) controls
  • Familiarity with National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) controls

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:

Yes, 100%

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Job Family:

Writing and Editing

Pay Range:

Pay Range $68,900.00 - $106,000.00 - $143,100.00

Leidos is a Fortune 500information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the worlds toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The companys 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.




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