Abacus Technology Technical Writer in Lexington, Massachusetts
Abacus Technology is seeking a Technical Writer to provide documentation support to technical tasks and acquisition activities for the Command, Control, Communication, Intelligence and Networks (C3I&N) Directorate. This is a full-time position.
Apply writing skills and substantial knowledge of the basic principles and specialized vocabulary of appropriate subject-matter fields to enable accurate communication of scientific and technological developments to expert and other interested audiences. Develop specifications showing the characteristics and capabilities or the design and test requirements of equipment and systems. Develop training, operating, or maintenance manuals associated with equipment and systems. Reporting research findings and agency decisions. Articulate agency policies and explain technical aspects of agency programs to those affected. Ensure materials explain technical information in such a way as to make it clear without sacrificing thoroughness and accuracy and are consistent with agency policy and with other information presented by the agency, meet the style requirements of the agency and the publication, and are written at an appropriate level for the intended audience. Manage individual or serial publications from initial conception and content determination through distribution and coordinate the activities of other publishing personnel. Conduct final reviews of proposed publications for style, design, layout, and editorial aspects before release. Prepare original papers, articles, or reports in scientific, technical, or professional fields based on research, interviews with experts and program officials, and sometimes observation of or participation in tests and experiments. Prepare manuals for training in or guidance on the operation or maintenance of technical equipment and systems, or specifications for the development or purchase of such equipment and systems.
Positions available at multiple experience levels including junior (4 years of experience and a Bachelor’s degree), mid (10+ years of experience and a Bachelor’s degree), and senior (12+ years of experience and a Master’s degree). Degree must be in a related field. Additional years of experience may be substituted for degree requirements. Technical writing experience within the Department of Defense relative to the C3I&N systems environment. Excellent writing skills and strong command of the English language, including grammar. Strong attention to detail. Able to work well with other organizations and personnel with disparate backgrounds. Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task. Strong technical, analytical and interpersonal skills. Able to work independently and with a team. Experience in MS Office software, including MS Excel, MS Word and MS PowerPoint required; experience in MS Project and MS Access. Able to write technical direction on product announcements, marketing brochures, advertisements, and marketing specifications. Experience meeting with customer representatives, vendors, system engineers, and program managers to establish technical specifications. Able to prepare charts, graphs, or forms to go along with rough drafts. Experience ensuring document contents follow required formats and are wording is consistent across multiple documents. Must be a US citizen.
Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
External Company URL: www.abacustech.com
Street: 420 Bedford Street