Technical Writer - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

San Diego
United States


SAIC has an immediate opening for a Technical Writer to support life cycle maintenance and integrated logistics product support for US Navy C4I systems in San Diego, CA.


Note:  The role allows for telecommute.  The candidate must currently live in the greater-San Diego area and be able to come into the San Diego office 1 – 2 days per week.


Job Duties:

  • Exercise independent judgment while working on multiple projects of diverse scope will be key to successful performance of the task requirements associated with this position.

  • Involves direct contact with customers and fleet users, and demands performance that is both detail oriented and time critical.

  • Responsible for creating and preparing complex manuals and technical publications covering software, hardware, testing and various other technical areas in support of US Navy C4ISR systems.

  • Collection and organization of information; producing parts and systems illustrations using digital photography, three dimensional models, and/or line drawings

  • Working directly with the customer to achieve a product that meets the contractual expectations of all parties

  • Coordination with a logistics support team on final product deliverables. Deliverables include complete operation and administration manuals for hands-on equipment operation, Navy shipboard installation, and detailed troubleshooting procedures. Other deliverables include hardware and software installation and configuration guides, training materials, reports, standard operating procedures, and interactive electronic documents and collections of documents, all of which must meet military standards and customer documentation standards and requirements.

  • Manage multiple projects, priorities and inputs within a functionally matrixed organization with limited supervision.

  • Independently plan and schedule work activities to meet work product delivery dates.

  • Establish positive working relationships with highly technical subject matter experts to obtain data required for technical documentation development, as well as innovative research and problem solving abilities to research sources and identify and extract relevant data from a wide variety of organizations and data repositories.

  • Actively participate in technical and programmatic meetings to provide status and define technical documentation development requirements and milestones.

  • Submitting CSRs for ATIS testing, request TMIN information and processing docs to FI in TDMIS, reviewing ILS certs and determining TMs that are applicable, gathering logistics products based off ILS certs  to create ILS CDs to support installs, responding to data calls, ordering nomenclature plates, proofing documents and SPAWAR cover sheets for Final Issue, applying APLs/XRIC to TMINs, updating SAILOR with documents that have been processed for Final Issue, and maintaining weekly reports for PMW 160 for documentation.


Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelors and three (3) years or more of related experience; Masters and one year of related experience
  • 2+ years of Technical Writing experience
  • US Citizen with the ability to obtain a DoD Secret clearance. Active DoD clearance are accepted.
  • Have specific, recent and extensive experience providing life cycle support and technical writing/editing or technical system support for US Navy C4ISR systems including ADNS, ISNS, CENTRIXS, CANES, and SCI Networks.
  • Need excellent attention to detail, a strong work ethic, and willingness to learn on the job, good written and verbal communication skills, ability to adjust to constantly changing priorities and tasks, and ability to travel (5-10% of year).
  • Experience being hands-on with equipment and validating/verifying procedures on hardware and software systems.


Desired Experience

  • Experience with XML and Madcap Flare a plus.
  • Experience with or exposure to the following a plus: CMPro, TDMIS, SAILOR, PMW160 programs.
  • Working knowledge of US Navy and Department of Defense Logistics Systems including supply processes, provisioning, ECR process, baseline management, CDMD-OA, and ILS Certifications is helpful.
  • Technical System Support with PMW160 systems.