Huntington Ingalls Industries Technical Writer - 18464 in Merrifield, Virginia

Technical Writer - 18464

Position Location Merrifield, VA

Requisition # 18464

# of Openings 1

HII – Mission Driven Innovative Solutions Inc. (HII-MDIS) provides mission-critical engineering and technical service to Information Technology, Federal Civilian, and National Security, Aerospace & Defense and International government and commercial customers at over 100 locations worldwide.

HII - MDIS is currently seeking a Technical Writer to work out of their client's Merrifield, VA office.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the development of a user guide for a large, complex enterprise system

  • Create, maintain and update user guides and technical data as directed

  • Develop training materials and other technical data as required

  • Define and implement document style guides and standards for user guides and technical/training documentation

  • Develop on-line self-help documents

  • Create and publish release notes

  • Ensure content and look-and-feel consistency across all help and guide documentation

  • Maintain versions of documentation under configuration control

  • Use Microsoft Word and Publisher applications for the development of all technical and training documentation

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Communications, Business Administration, or English Literature

  • 5 years of technical documentation design, development and updating, including user guides and release notes

  • 5 years of training content design and development, including on-line self-help documents

  • 5 years of experience in the definition and implementation of document style guides and standards for user guides and technical/training documentation

  • 5 year of experience with the definition and use of document configuration control processes

  • Expert on the Microsoft Work/Publisher applications

  • Development of user guides, release notes and training for one or more of the following types of software systems is highly desirable:

  • Service transaction performance measurement

  • Inventory management and predictive workload

  • Inventory item tracking and reporting

  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills

  • Superior interpersonal skills including courtesy, professionalism, and a cooperative attitude

  • Demonstrated outstanding level of professionalism in providing administrative support, including ability to exercise good judgment, discretion, tact, and diplomacy

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision making capabilities

  • Strong customer service orientation

  • Team player with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, demanding environment

  • Effective time management and prioritization practices

  • Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information

  • Ability to work with all levels of internal staff, as well as outside clients and vendors

  • Excellent problem solving skills with ability to analyze situations, identify existing or potential problems and recommend solutions

  • Track record of success in project-based consulting


  • Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information

  • Must be able to obtain and keep a USPS Sensitive Clearance

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Green Card holder and have been living in the U.S. for at least the last five years

  • Must not have traveled outside of the United States for more than 180 days in the last five years

  • All candidates will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and drug screening per HII requirements.

Huntington Ingalls Industries is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected class.