Jacobs Technical Writer- POLY Required in Hanover, Maryland
Jacobs is seeking a Technical Writer to support a prime contract in our Hanover, MD office. We value candidates who are detail-oriented while also being able to think and react quickly to emerging and unique problem sets. To be successful in this role you'll be able to rapidly adapt and learn how to operate the front and back end of new products and processes. You’ll be responsible for driving availability of our most critical user environments through direct technical support
Responsible for the preparation, review, revision, and maintenance of technical documents including software and systems engineering, system operations, testing, and user documentation
Write and edit technical documentation for all project hardware and software to include installation, configuration and how-to documentation
Create code documentation for software; produces implementation guides and end-user guides for capabilities; provides field, data definition, and data flow documentation and formats technical publications from pamphlets, technical drawings, and consultations with technical personnel and other available resources.
Assist in preparing and maintaining operations documentation, user guides and manuals and technical publications
Understand basic concepts (to include basic grammar concepts), responsible for writing technical copy for various types of documents
Gather technical information, prepares written text
Maintain a current internal documentation library
Use multiple word processing and presentation tools such as MS Word, PowerPoint, and Visio etc.
Prepare and maintain operations documentation, user guides and manuals and technical publications
Work with developers to produce quality documentation and training materials
Work on all phases of documentation
Understand basic concepts and write technical copy for various types of documents for a program/project of similar complexity
Prepare reports, responses, and briefings targeted to a wide range of audiences
Coordinate layout and design of documents
Research highly technical subject matter, organizes information from multiples sources, and express technical information in written form that is comprehensible to a wide audience of readers
Under general direction, write technical copy for various types of documents for a program/project of similar complexity
Apply concepts for technical writing based on engineering drawings, technical information from engineering documentation, consultations with engineers and subject matter experts, and other available sources
Produce defense acquisition documentation, user manuals, training manuals, and other documentation utilized by the end-user community of DoD electronic equipment and systems
Interpret engineering and maintenance drawings, operational procedures to understand and blend large quantities of computer related information
Produce technical documentation for Cryptologic programs or projects developing analytic tradecraft methodologies
Apply technical manual standard NSA DS-89 to work products
Here’s What You’ll Need:
Six (6) years of experience as a Technical Writer in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity is required. Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline from an accredited college or university is required. Four (4) years of additional TW experience may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.
DoD 8570 Compliant IAT Level II
Active TS/SCI clearance with polygraph
Hard working professional with the ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks in a timely and efficient manner.
Demonstrated ability to continuously learn and work independently, making decisions with minimal supervision.
Strong verbal and written communication skills, with an enthusiasm for in working in a highly-collaborative setting – sharing best practices, lessons learned, and assisting where gaps exist.
Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) and supplemental language (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf) .