Manassas, VA

Technical Writer

Sonalysts, Inc. is seeking a technical writer with critical thinking and effective communication skills to write and maintain technical documentation for highly sophisticated military equipment.  Successful candidates will be key contributors to development of mission-critical technical documentation.

What you will be doing

Responsibilities include writing and editing of technical documentation to support production of technical manuals for the maintenance of developing SONAR, Fire Control, Periscope, and training systems. Individual will be responsible for development of procedures and specification that include the appropriate diagrams and images to convey proper maintenance procedures.  Individuals will be required to provide effective communication of proper maintenance techniques to varying audiences.

What’s in it for you

Becoming an integral part of an innovative, employee-owned company, which provides a full range of benefits including paid vacation time, tuition reimbursement program, health and dental insurance, life and disability insurance, Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), and 401(k) plans.

Opportunity to challenge yourself (learn and grow) intellectually as technologies advance.

Working on challenging and innovative projects.

Required Qualifications

U.S. citizen, eligible for a Department of Defense security clearance.

Please verify U.S. citizenship in your resume or cover letter.  Submissions without a statement verifying U.S. citizenship will not be considered.

Bachelor’s Degree or 5 years of experience as a Technical Editor

Desired Qualifications

Ability to translate information derived from multiple sources into technical content for  Navy technical manuals

Ability to follow developed style guides outlining required constraints for appropriately documenting technical specifications

Excellent communication skills allowing the ability to interview software developers and systems engineers and translate conversations into accurate technical specifications

Understanding of how to interpret and relay information from diagrams, engineering drawings, notes, manuals, and similar documents

Microsoft Office Suite experience

HTML and XML experience

Understanding of S1000D technical documentation standards

Experience performing system operation and maintenance on Navy systems

Experience working within an Agile development model


Send resume to Sonalysts, Inc., 215 Parkway North, Waterford, CT 06385 or  Reply to Ad 8818.

Sonalysts, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, disability, or other basis protected by law.

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215 Parkway North, P.O. Box 280
Waterford, CT 06385

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