Technical Editor/Writer Lead

Requisition ID: R10014226

  • Category IconCategory: Communications
  • Location IconLocation: Colorado Springs - CO, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking Technical Editor/Writer Lead to join our diverse and talented engineering organization in support of our National Defense as part of on a new ground based radar program. Join an exciting and new program as we embark to solve complex and novel engineering challenges. As a Technical Editor/Writer lead on this new ground based radar program you will be responsible for the planning, execution, and management of the hardware components deployment to the selected customer’s site. The successful candidates should have strong fielding and deployment experience and be able to work collaboratively with an experienced engineering and program management team to meet our customer’s needs.

Basic Qualifications:

Level 3:

  • 6 Years with Bachelors; 4 Years with Masters
Level 4:
  • 10 Years with Bachelors; 8 Years with Masters
  • Ability to travel up to 10%
  • Ability to travel OCONUS
  • Write, rewrite and/or edit technical documents such as technical procedure manuals, user manuals, programming manuals, service manuals, operational specifications, and related technical publications to communicate clearly and effectively technical specifications and instructions to a wide range of audiences.
  • Acquires subject knowledge by interviewing product developers, observing performance of production methods, referring to technical specifications, blueprints, engineering illustrations, and trade journals
  • Oversees preparation of illustrative materials, selecting drawings, sketches, diagrams and charts
  • Provide technical writing/editing for technical data, ensuring file configuration control, compliance with the RFP and clean final products
  • Conduct quality review of materials
  • Complete understanding and application of principles, concepts, practices, and standards
  • Knowledge of industry practices
  • Able to read and interpret complex engineering drawings, specifications, and system description documents
  • Experience with developing products IAW MIL-STD 40051-1 and 40051-2
  • Mentor and/or instructs junior writers

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in file configuration management
  • Have strong writing, and editing skills, and experience in manipulating grammar
  • Experienced in querying authors for clarity and compliance purposes and must be skilled in Microsoft Word, MS excel, and PowerPoint
  • Experience in utilizing the Maintenance Manual change process
  • Experience writing in XML/S1000D International Specification for Technical Publications/IETM/Data Module writing (Arbortext, EAGLE, XMetal, or similar program)
  • Experience in an electronic/avionic field or in a Department of Defense (DoD) maintenance background.
  • Familiar with developing products IAW MIL-STD 38784B
  • Experienced with configuration management
  • Experienced in creating multi-configuration, multi-effectivity indentured parts lists from engineering and LSA data
  • Ability to identify and possibly work around limited engineering and LSA data
  • Experienced with Isometric IPB graphics and layout
  • Experienced with creating and revising IPB’s using MIL-DTL-38807 or MIL-PRF-38807
  • Experience with AGILE, SCRUM, DevOps, etc

Salary Range: 69100 - 103700
Salary Range 2: 85700 - 128500

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.

Did you know?

We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.