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Principal Tech Editor/Wrtr-Colorado Springs

Job Description:

Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services (IIS) Training and Logistics Services Technical Services (T&LS) is looking for a Principal Technical Editor/Writer to develop technical documentation and lead a small team of technical writing personnel. Work to be performed in their Colorado Springs facility.

T&LS provides the technical manuals and training required by customers to effectively and affordably operate and maintain their equipment. Our large staff of qualified author/instructors consists of both degreed engineers and service trained technicians. Working together with the design community, they provide practical, cost effective, and high quality products and services covering a wide range of equipment and all maintenance levels.

As a Principal Technical Editor/Writer and Task Lead, and important member of a customer driven team, you must be able to interpret electrical and mechanical drawings for use in the development of maintenance and repair procedures utilizing designated test equipment and tools. You must also be able to interpret software design documentation for use in the development of software operating and maintenance procedures. You will be expected to prepare structured documentation—including technical manuals, illustrated parts breakdowns, technical bulletins, and other technical data—aligned with customer provided standards and requirements; participate in customer reviews, validations and verifications; and be willing to travel (10%). You must be a self-starter, team orientated, and able to interact with other team members as well as engineering and logistics specialists to prepare technical publications and work to deadlines. You must fulfill a task leadership role that includes providing immediate leadership and guidance over other team members, interpretation and communication of task requirements, oversight of process adherence, interface and communication with higher level management, assistance on proposal development, and assistance on and completion of reporting for functional and programmatic leadership.

Required Skills:
  • Quick learner, self-learner
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Strong team player—able to work well in a team environment
  • Excellent communications and customer interface skills
  • Strong English communication skills, and, in particular, strong writing skills
  • Exceptional proof-reading skills
  • Experience working with USAF Technical Orders and associated military specifications
  • Experience developing USAF Technical Orders and USAF Technical Order source data
  • Knowledge of MIL-STD-38784, MIL-DTL-38807, TO 00-5-1, -3 and -18
  • Experience developing technical documentation utilizing structured markup language (SGML, XML) in accordance with military specifications
  • Knowledge of agile development processes
  • 6 years experience developing technical documentation for military specifications and requirements
  • Technical background—ability to write about technical systems and read schematics; ability to interpret engineering data to determine impact on technical documentation
  • Strong computer skills
  • Ability to lead a team of professional technical writers
  • Ability to obtain and/or maintain a US Secret Security Clearance.

Desired Skills:
  • Strong background in Microsoft Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), including advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word
  • Strong background in Adobe FrameMaker
  • Strong background in Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Strong background in use of Adobe Illustrator for technical drawings
  • Strong background in development of technical documentation in an agile environment, applying agile techniques
  • Programming knowledge
  • Leadership experience over a technical writing team

Required Education (including Major):
  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of experience and training.

This position requires either a U.S. Person or a Non-U.S. Person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization. 146915

Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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