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Technical Writer

Technical Writer

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US-TX-San Antonio
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By Light is seeking a Technical Writer to join our team. The candidate will become a member of the team dedicated to the migration and administration of existing virtual and physical server environments to a hosted cloud environment. The target applications and systems are a part of a large-scale enterprise-level environment that forms the core of several Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) critical applications and support systems. The candidate will responsible for developing documentation related to migration plans, simulations and testing, application deployment processes, server infrastructure and various other technical documents as required by the customer.


By Light is an IT products and services firm specializing in software development, satellite/terrestrial communications, cyber security, and network engineering/design. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, we provide support worldwide to DOD, Federal Civilian, and Health IT customers.


  • Designs and writes both paper and on-line technical and user-oriented documentation using various authoring tools
  • Participates in meetings with technical resources to gain an understanding of the systems and applications to create effectively documentation
  • Research, develop, and write content for user manuals, technical documentation, and supporting materials for server architecture, technical procedures and software applications
  • Review technical requirements for accuracy and consistency with documentation, identify problems and suggest revisions, prepare written documents following standard guidelines for technical publication for Engineers, Analysts, Developers, end users, etc., coordinate layout and organization of documentation to follow VA and/or PMAS document standards and conventions

Required Experience/Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications, Journalism or related field. Technical Degree such as Computer Science will be considered
  • Two to four years as a technical writer showing progressive skill acquisition in the discipline
  • Experience working with systems administrators, software developers, testers, and other project management staff to gain understanding of the process and expectation of the final product
  • Must be a self-motivated team player
  • Strong communication skills


Preferred Experience/Qualifications

  • Knowledge or experience with virtual server environments preferred
  • Knowledge or experience with enterprise IT architecture preferred
  • Prior experience with the Department of Veterans Affairs preferred

Special Requirements/Security Clearance

  • Candidate must meet eligibility requirements for obtaining TS or High BI security clearance


An Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities