Senior Technical Writer

Huntsville AL Leidos


Leidos Defense Systems is seeking Senior Technical Writer to join a diverse team of professionals to execute on critical programs supporting our Nation. We have offices across the United States engaging in the defense, space, cyber and commercial fields, providing responsive, cost-effective engineering, scientific, IT solutions, and manufacturing solutions.

Primary Responsibilities


In this role you will be instrumental in developing/updating technical documentations in eXtensable Markup Language (XML) using Arbortext Editor authoring software. Tag XML documents for the IADS IETM viewer. In addition to:

•Maintaining knowledge and proficiency with the latest logistics standards to include MIL-HDBK-1222, MIL-PRF-63002, and MIL-STD-40051.

•Ensuring compliance with appropriate standards and/or specifications.

•Ensuring written files and information are kept up to date and stored in accordance with procedures.

•Reporting progress of all assigned tasks to the project lead.

•Converting legacy materials to deliver a highly intelligent and extensible Interactive Electronic Technical Manual.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor in English, Communications, or related disciplines from an accredited college / university.

Minimum of 12 years’ experience in technical writing.

Master in English, Communications, or related disciplines from an accredited college/university and a minimum of 10 years’ experience in technical writing.

Plus, a minimum of 5 years of XML tagging and Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals (IETM) development.

Must have experience working with IETM and XML using Arbortext Editor authoring software.

Must be a resident of Huntsville, Alabama or be willing to relocate to the Huntsville, Alabama area.

Must be a US Citizen, possess and be able to maintain a Final Secret Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience developing US Army or other DoD (optional) technical publications, including Repair Parts and Special Tools List (RPSTL), Depot Maintenance Work Requirements (DMWR), Modification Work Orders (MWO) and Electronic Technical Manuals (Operator and Maintenance).

Experience with modifications or maintenance, including performing maintenance or installations on a variety of military equipment including aircraft, special equipment, and ground vehicles.

Proficient in developing and maintaining technical documents using Microsoft Office 365 suite, Adobe PDF, Ultra Edit, Arbortext, and Notepad++.

Proficient user of Microsoft’s Office 365 suite of software and applications (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and Microsoft’s SharePoint.

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

Knowledge of graphics formats and their strengths and weaknesses.

Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively and cooperatively with all levels of management and staff.

XML Developer Certification a plus.

Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $98,150.00 – $177,425.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

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