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Jacobs Technical Writer in Hanover, Maryland

Technical Writer


The Technical Writer will be responsible for the preparation, review, revision, and maintenance of technical documents including software and systems engineering, system operations, testing, and user documentation. Writes and edits technical documentation for all of the project’s hardware and software to include installation, configuration and how-to documentation. Creates 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.


  • Understand basic concepts (to include basic grammar concepts), responsible for writing technical copy for various types of documents.

  • Assist in preparing and maintaining operations documentation, user guides and manuals and technical publications.

  • Maintain a current internal documentation library.

  • Use multiple word processing and presentation tools such as MS Word, PowerPoint, and Visio etc..

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Research highly technical subject matter, organize information from multiple sources, and express technical information in written form that is comprehensible to a wide audience of readers.

  • Product technical documentation for Cryptologic programs or projects developing analytic tradecraft methodologies.

  • Apply technical manual standard (NSA DS-89) to work products.


  • Six (6) years 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 Technical Writer experience may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.

  • Two (2) years experience editing virtual learning courses.

Clearance Requirement:

This position requires a Top Secret/SCI security clearance, based on current background investigation (SBI), as well as the favorable completion of polygraph. Clearance and polygraph processing will be completed by the U.S. Government.

Recruiting Point of Contact :

Phyllis Kerr: phyllis.kerr@jacobs.com

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Job Administration

Primary Location United States-Maryland-Hanover-20361-MIL3

Job Type Standard

Req ID: ATE0005US