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Technical Editor and Writer

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Cape Canaveral
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Job Description:

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work - and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is a trusted provider of mission-enabling solutions for global security. Our Engineering and Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

We are looking for you to join our team as a Technical Editor and Writer based out of Cape Canaveral, FL.. As a Technical Editor and Writer at Northrop Grumman you will have a challenging and rewarding opportunity to be a part of our Enterprise-wide digital transformation. Through the use of Model-based Engineering, DevSecOps and Agile practices we continue to evolve how we deliver critical national defense products and capabilities for the warfighter. Our success is grounded in our ability to embrace change, move quickly and continuously drive innovation. The successful candidate will be collaborative, open, transparent, and team-oriented with a focus on team empowerment & shared responsibility, flexibility, continuous learning, and a culture of automation.

What you'll get to do:
Write and/or edits technical documents such as technical procedure manuals, user manuals, programming manuals, service manuals, operational specifications, and related technical publications

Communicate clearly and effectively technical specifications and instructions to a wide range of audiences.

Develop subject knowledge by interviewing product developers, observing performance of production methods, referring to technical specifications, blueprints, engineering illustrations, and trade journals.

Takes strong ownership to drive documentation through process from inputs to final distribution

Conducts preparation of illustrative materials, selecting drawings, sketches, diagrams and charts.
Performs quality review of materials.

Executes verification/validation of procedures through hardware design, testing, up to final document distribution.

Develops new concepts, techniques, and standards, Able to communicate effectively and clearly present technical approaches and findings. Support implementation to a team of technical writers and text processors

Works with management on major matters pertaining to its policies, plans, and objectives. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in presenting to internal and external stakeholders at reviews/documentation conferences. Develop agendas and captures minutes to assess documentation impacts.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree with 2 years' experience or Master's Degree with no years experience. Additional 4 years' experience may be accepted in lieu of a Degree.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen with ability to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance.Preferred Qualifications:
    • Experience with US military documentation standards
    • Understanding of XML and S1000D Concepts
    • Experience with Arbortext Editor
    • Familiarity with database structures for supporting of technical information databases/electronic documentation
    • Active Security Clearance Salary Range: $55,100 USD - $82,700 USD

      Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

      The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .

      Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Keywords: Northrop Grumman, Melbourne , Technical Editor and Writer, IT / Software / Systems , Cape Canaveral, Florida

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