• Technical Writer (Active Interim Secret Clearance Required)

    Job Locations US-VA-Lorton
    Job ID
    Technical Support
  • Overview

    Growth requires a strong foundation, and at Buchanan & Edwards, our people are our strength. They are the foundation for building the next generation of innovative IT solutions, revolutionizing the industry, and solving the nation’s most critical challenges.


    Let Buchanan & Edwards help you unleash your potential and reach your goals. 


    Come grow with us.


    As our newest Technical Writer, you will work closely with software developers, test engineers, project management, support staff, and others to create and maintain user and administrator documentation for software applications. You will create and edit technical documentation throughout the full Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) for projects that use either agile or waterfall methodologies.


    The Technical Writer will have experience writing requirements including user stories, software testing to confirm content accuracy, and knowledge of industry best practices. The ideal candidate will have experience writing Enterprise, System-level (not just front end) documentation including Design Documents, Installation & Build Guides, Release Notes, and Online User Help The ability to elicit and articulate application functionality and installation instructions concisely is also critical to your success in this role.


    This is a mission-centric opportunity to be part of a highly collaborative team that is responsible for implementing Department of State Agency-wide web-based software applications.


    Interim Secret


    Responsibilities include: 

    • Translate business strategies, customer expectations, and requirements into detailed narratives, specifications, flowcharts, and process flows
    • Requirements gathering, meeting facilitation and documentation reviews
    • Research and test web-applications to gather content and confirm documentation accuracy
    • Prepare written content and diagrams, to articulate complex COTS and GOTS information for varied audiences
    • Standards Development
    • Manage time and expectations in the execution of product development, while meeting delivery dates
    • Submit effective, concise communications regarding issues, risks, objectives, and initiatives


    Required Qualifications:

    • Active Interim Secret Clearance
    • 3+ years’ experience with the following: Writing, editing, proofreading technical documentation for a variety of audiences; Agile & Waterfall IT Development Processes; Microsoft Word


    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Experience with RoboHelp, FrameMaker, SnagIt, and Visio
    • Familiarity with 508 compliance standards


    Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. (BE) is an Information Technology and Professional Services consulting firm located in Arlington, VA. BE is a diversified high-technology services company, providing government, commercial and nonprofit agencies technology solutions and organizational management services to ensure mission success. Serving the federal sector since 1998, we base our solutions on an in-depth understanding of our clients, their mission and the unique challenges they face. BE is the winner of the 2015 Microsoft U.S. Federal Solution Partner of the Year award, a 2015 and 2016 Washington Post Top Workplace and has been an Inc. 500/5000 awardee for six consecutive years.


    Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. is dedicated to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. We are committed to crafting a workplace that endorses creativity and innovation, and promotes engagement through open communication, acceptance of new people and ideas, and a supportive team dynamic. Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. is an equal Opportunity Employer –Minorities / Women / Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation. Buchanan & Edwards is an E-Verify employer.


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