• System Engineer / Technical Writer (HPC-UMKA-COP)

    Job Location USA-MD-Ft Meade
    Posted Date 1 month ago(11/7/2018 1:35 PM)
    Job ID
    Required Clearance
    TS/SCI with Polygraph
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications


    • 4+ years of technical writing or relevant role experience implementing complex documentation practices within software development environment (required)
    • 2+ years of experience using Linux OS, understanding of terminology used in order to provide related documentation (required)
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with strong attention to detail (required)
    • Understanding of AGILE software development methodologies and standard software development tool suites (required)
    • Background working with FOSS-centric eco-system, to include relevant product space knowledge involving stream/batch data processing and analytic frameworks (required)
    • Fundamental understanding of Cloud and HPC architecture environments to include terminology, practices, and configurations used (required)
    • Understanding of fast-paced software development lifecycle to include unit and integration testing, bug reporting, and production software support leveraging a DevOps model (required)

    Education Requirements:

    Bachelor's degree in systems engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience. Agile experience preferred.


    Clearance Requirements:
    Department of Defense TS/SCI with Polygraph security clearance is required at time of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.



    Responsibilities for this Position

    General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a System Engineer / Technical Writer.  This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation’s core defense/intelligence services and systems.  General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.



    The ambitious System Engineer / Technical Writer will have a well-rounded technical background, ideally in various networking protocols and data flows.  The Technical Writer will conduct system surveys, collaborate, design, and create documentation and gather system artifacts.  The successful candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of existing project documentation, identifying flaws, gaps, and inefficiencies.  These recommended system changes will facilitate in the re-design process based on feedback from the software engineers.   The successful candidate will be dedicated full-time to creating and sustaining new and existing project documentation and manuals in a clear and concise manner.  In addition, to these duties the Technical Writer will be called upon to explain complex information to the technical staff, leadership, customer, and stakeholders.

    General duties:

    • Plan, develop, organize, write, and edit operational procedures, diagrams, and manuals using Atlassian product suite (Jira, Confluence, Service Desk, Gliffy)
    • Research, develop, and document technical design specifications for wide-range FOSS software solutions
    • Maintain a comprehensive library of technical terminology and documentation to be consumed by a large audience
    • Analyze documents to maintain continuity of content style/format
    • Manage updates and revisions to technical literature as required




    Company Overview

    General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.  With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas.  Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.  We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose.  You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.  If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!


    General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.  EOE/Disability/Veteran


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