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Senior Technical Writer (Secret)

Senior Technical Writer (Secret)

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By Light is seeking a Tech Writer to join our Joint Regional Security Stacks (JRSS) program team in Hanover, MD. The technical writer will work in an integrated team of information technologists and testers for our Government client. The candidate will support the delivery of a various operations support, engineering, and configuration management documents to meet the standards set forth by the government. Candidate may be required to travel to meet with Subject Matter Experts (SME) and obtain technical content from the SMEs.


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.


  • Write, edit, revise, and present project technical documentation in accordance with DoD standards.
  • Edit and standardize documents prepared by the technical team in accordance with established requirements and specifications
  • Produce high quality end-user documentation
  • Confer with all participants to ensure accuracy of documents
  • Utilize graphics and images software to edit and/or develop product diagrams, graphs, charts and sketches possibly using Microsoft Windows Visio or other approved enterprise architecture software
  • Develop and maintain technical user training materials
  • Coordinate with technical personnel to gather, compile, organize, and accurately describe in writing in correct format: systems descriptions, policies, diagrams and risk mitigation measures.
  • Support for the development of various databases and user documentation.
  • Create or assist in creating bi-weekly and monthly reports as required by customer. Proof read technical documents

Required Experience/Qualifications

  • 5+ years of related experience.
  • Familiarity with DoD documentation standards and IT terminology and technical concepts.
  • Superior writing skills, including the ability to write concise, creative, and effective instructions.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft suite including Word, Excel and Visio.
  • Familiarity with producing documentation such as TTPs in DoD format and structure to be used by NetOps personnel.
  • Knowledge of SharePoint useful.
  • Strong customer service, organizational skills, knowledge of applicable DoD policies and procedures


Special Requirements/Security Clearance

  • Requires an active Secret clearance


An Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities