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Technical Editor/Analyst - TS/SCI w/ poly required in Chantilly at General Dynamics Information Technology

Date Posted: 2/15/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

GDIT is seeking a Technical Editor/Analyst to support a large technical team in Chantilly, VA.   The Technical Editor/Analyst will review materials for clarity, punctuation, grammar, format, and content. The position also requires some developing or writing of materials, technical architecture diagrams, user guides, workflows, and maintaining document repositories.  As needed, some secondary responsibilities will be to provide assistance with requirements management, Configuration Management, and software testing.

General Responsibilities

  • Proofread, format, analyze, edit, and when necessary, write or rewrite a variety of documents
  • Verify research, check facts, and organize materials to improve content and style
  • Create and revise engineering and architectural flow charts and diagrams
  • Familiarity with managing documents written for multiple versions of hardware and software products
  • Have the ability to multitask on more than one project at a time
  • Ability to work with a group or independently and be able to complete assigned tasks within the required deadlines
  • When necessary, assist with identifying and decomposing project requirements
  • When needed, perform system functional testing and identify potential software errors and bugs
  • Participate in special projects as necessary
  • Assist with general project coordination and project management activities
  • Generate briefings, reports, and other documents

Researches, prepares and edits technical documents.

1. Researches, prepares and edits complex technical documents for publication, including user's manuals, training materials, installation guides, proposals, and reports.

2. Reviews, researches, and edits information for preparation of contract deliverables.

3. Ensures documents meet editorial and customer specifications and adhere to standards for quality, graphics, format, and style.

4. Interfaces with writers, illustrators, word processors, and subject matter experts in coordinating/preparing the edited draft for publication.

5. Participates in the creation of proposals and multi-media presentation materials.

6. Participates in the design and development of marketing brochures, conference programs, public relations announcements, and other materials when requested.

7. Provides guidance and work leadership to less-experienced technical documentation staff members, and may have supervisory responsibilities.

8. May serve as technical team or task leader.

9. Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned.

10. Participates in special projects as required.

Job Requirements

8-10 years of related experience preparing and editing technical documentation.

Required Skills:

  • Must have strong computer and word processing skills
  • Excellent technical writing skills to include spelling, grammar, and punctuation
  • Must be proficient in MS Word, MS Excel and MS Visio
  • Strong verbal communication skills and the ability to work with others

Desired Skills:

  • Prior requirement management experience
  • Prior CM experience
  • Prior experience testing software and detecting errors and bugs

Benefits of this Position:

  • Opportunity for Fast Growth within the program
  • Onsite Gym – get your workout in before work, during your lunch break, or at the end of the day
  • Professional Development Assistance –  Covering the Cost of Obtaining Professional & Technical Certifications (depending on program)
  • Educational Reimbursement –  toward degree programs and individual coursework
  • 401K Match – with 100% vesting on day one
  • Health, Dental and Vision Coverage to keep you healthy, starting your first day
  • We know work-life balance is important, GDIT offers Paid Time Off, Plus 10 Paid Holidays
  • Parking and transit commuter benefits


Why Work at General Dynamics IT?

  • Work with top talent and some of the brightest minds in your field 
  • Support missions that make a difference to our Nation
  • Become part of an organization that that is committed to the highest ethical standards in all that we do 
  • Thrive in the stability of a large organization, with the ability to move onto new opportunities, supporting different missions, building your career within GDIT
  • Want to move, or find a job close to home? We have positions in several locations in the United States and the world
  • Enjoy a culture that supports work-life balance


General Dynamics is a Fortune Blue Ribbon Company and Clearance Jobs Top 10 Government Contractor.



As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors. With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.