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Technical Writer

Company: Buchanan & Edwards
Location: Arlington
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

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 nations most critical challenges. Let Buchanan & Edwards help you unleash your potential and reach your goals.A challenging and dynamic work environment isnt all that BE has to offer. When you join BE, you become an integral part of our team. Not just an employee number, but a valued opinion with a voice that carries and drives change and innovation. Youll have access to some of the most well-respected IT industry leaders in virtually every field and learn new tools and techniques while expanding your knowledge and skillset. Were dedicated to helping you develop your career, and our culture applauds outside-the-box thinking and initiative. Our employee-focused leadership team knows that your success is our success and empowers employees with the necessary tools to excel. Join us as we continue to move the future forward, together.Interim SecretAs 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.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
  • Active Interim Secret Clearance
  • 3+ years experience with the following:
  • Writing, editing, proofreading technical documentation for a variety of audiences
  • Experience with Agile & Waterfall IT Development Processes
  • Microsoft Word
  • Bachelors Degree
  • Experience with RoboHelp, FrameMaker, SnagIt, and Visio
  • Familiarity with 508 compliance standardsBuchanan & 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.CJIndeedExternal Company Name: Buchanan & Edwards External Company URL: Street: 1800 North Kent Street

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