Technical Writer and Editor - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States


SAIC seeks a Technical Writer to support development, review, and delivery of intelligence products for an Intelligence Community (IC) agency operating in the area of Reston, Virginia. In this role, you will work closely with engineers and agency leadership to create digital and printed content that effectively conveys agency requirements to mission partners, informs IC policy and standards, and facilitates effective communication with stakeholders in the Department of Defense (DoD), Congress, the White House, and Industry.

The qualified candidate must be comfortable working closely with engineers of all levels in order to review and interpret the results of technical studies, whitepapers, and proposals. The candidate must also be comfortable working with senior leadership and other stakeholders in order to understand mission requirements and objects. In effect, the technical writer will serve as a bridge between engineers, management, and stakeholders, formulating and translating engineering and technical documents into cohesive arguments and presentations for IC leadership and other stakeholders.


Consolidate technical inputs from engineers and strategic objectives from agency leadership in order to craft position papers, proposals, and briefings for publication to the IC and its stakeholders and partners.

Communicate complex issues clearly in a concise and organized manner, both verbally and non-verbally

Work with government authors to revise pre-published products in order to improve narrative organization, resolve internal inconsistencies, and ensure positions are well supported with facts and logical conclusions

Assist agency leadership with the development of compelling arguments and positions to secure funding, resources, and support from stakeholders and partners

Develop finished documents and presentations with proper grammar that adhere to agency style guides and publication standards

Ensure language presentation is consistent with prescribed style guides and specialized vocabulary of subject matter fields

Conduct structured research in order to craft compelling positions from information that may be incomplete, indirect, highly complex, and/or technically advanced


Must be able to work independently with minimal oversight and direction

Must be proficient with Microsoft Office tools, in particular MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

Must hold a TS//SCI clearance, and be comfortable reviewing and working with classified information

Must be comfortable interacting with engineers, management, and end-users of varying experience levels

Must have experience developing papers, briefings, and/or technical documentation within the Intelligence Community and/or DoD

COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees are required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. All SAIC employees must be fully vaccinated and they must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Where work is performed strictly at a customer site, customer site vaccination requirements preempt SAIC's vaccination policy.