Technical Writer - Software




Patuxent River, MD



Our fast-growing Software Support Activity (SSA) works closely with industry and government organizations developing unique software solutions for the DoD. We are currently seeking a professional Technical Writer to join this expanding team.


  • Create technical documents and manuals

  • Explain complex information in a clear and concise manner

  • Work collaboratively with engineering staff to ensure accuracy of product descriptions

  • Research, plan, develop, generate, and edit operational procedures and manuals, technical specifications, and test scripts

  • Produce electronic documentation

  • Maintain a comprehensive library of technical terminology and documentation

  • Analyze documents to maintain style continuity of content

  • Produce Software Development Plans (SDPs), and Configuration Management Plans (CMPs)

  • Create Defect Management Process (DMP), Issue Management Process (IMP), and Software Release Process (SRP)

  • Generate Software Design Descriptions (SDDs), System/Subsystem Specifications (SSS’s), System Requirements Specifications (SRS’s), Interface Design Descriptions (ICDs), Software Quality Assurance

  • Reports (SQARs), Operator Manuals (OMs), and Software Test Plans (STPs)

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Experience Requirements:

  • 5+ years working in technical writing (software, engineering)

  • Accuracy and proficiency writing in explanatory and procedural styles for multiple audiences

  • Exemplary written and verbal communication skills

  • Expert knowledge of all MS Office tools

  • Proven attention to detail

Education Requirements:

Higher education degree in Science, Engineering, or related field


  • Self-Motivated

  • Technical capacity

  • Detail oriented

  • Critical thinking

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

Full-time position. Days and hours of work are typically Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 40 hours per week. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as work requirements demand.


Occasional travel may be required for this position.

Work Authorization/Security Clearance

This position requires an active US DoD Secret clearance, at a minimum. Ability to obtain Top Secret clearance a must.


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Please submit your resume for consideration to Debbie Gray –