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Technical Editor and Writer (Space/Satellite Systems)

Requisition ID: R10095491

  • CategoryCategory: Communications
  • Location Location: Dulles, VA, USA   |  Gilbert, AZ, USA +1 more
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: SCI
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Full Time Teleworking for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions 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.

This position will be located in Dulles, VA or Gilbert AZ and will support Tactical Space Systems Division in their development and deployment of satellite ground software to customer resources. Full-time or Part-time telework with travel may be considered. Candidate Must possess strong oral and written communication skills and be able to prepare and present reports and presentations using MS Office products to co-workers, managers, and customers.

What You’ll Get to Do:

  • Design and implement the documentation process for the program using corporate and industry standards, procedures, processes and tools.
  • Produce presentations, program and technical documentation, including visual aids and graphics.
  • Provide technical writing/editing for technical data, ensuring file configuration control, compliance with the program, corporate, and industry standards
  • Acquires subject knowledge by interviewing product developers, observing performance of production methods, referring to technical specifications, blueprints, engineering illustrations, and trade journals
  • 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
  • Research, review, and understand technical information, interpret engineering drawings, and develop procedural information for technical documentation with minimal direction.
  • Actively lead peer reviews

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Writing, Information Systems Management, English or related field (Equivalent experience may be considered in lieu of a degree)
  • 3 years of related experience
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI clearance with SAP.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills (including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Must be knowledgeable and able to speak to knowledge of industry best practices
  • Must be a quick learner, self-starter, and display the ability to function in a fast-paced environment, with minimal direction
  • Able to read and interpret complex engineering drawings, specifications, and system description documents
  • Experienced in querying authors for clarity and compliance purposes and must be skilled in Microsoft Word, MS excel, and PowerPoint with an ability to identify and correct inconsistencies in grammar, formatting, etc….
  • Must have extensive familiarity with managing documents written for multiple versions of hardware and software products through multiple revision cycles.
  • Familiarity with file configuration management and version control processes and tools

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in file configuration management
  • Experience with Configuration Management
  • Experience with Atlassian Tools (Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket, etc…)
  • Have the ability to work with a group or independently and be able to complete assigned tasks within the required deadlines.
  • Experience with SAFe Agile

This position reports to Dulles, VA, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Gilbert, AZ, AZ, USA.

Salary Range: $55,000 USD - $88,000 USD

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. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042

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?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.