Engineering Documentation Specialist

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Posted by: KeyW on Dec 03, 2018


Sierra Vista, AZ

Job Description:

Join our DCGS-A engineering and sustainment services Cross Domain Solutions System (CDSS) team supporting all system specific development areas inside the CDSS baselines (CDSS, RTGS, TCSP/CSA, TTC). This includes the following types of artifact solution development: Architecture, Infrastructure, Software, Database, Web, and Software. Solution development occurs within the SEC PPSS software development lifecycle. The team communicates with field support elements to resolve critical issues in a timely and effective manner. The Engineering Documentation Specialist supports all sections of the DCGS-A development contract with high quality and timely technical editing, production, and other writing support functions.


As an Engineering Documentation Specialist, you will be part of a team that works daily to improve the quality of DCGS-A and team documentation enabling continuous improvement of CDSS products. Specifically, you will:

Create, develop, plan, write and edit complex operational, instructional, or maintenance manuals for various CDSS system components in order to meet program requirements for technical documentation and style
Gather text and materials (such as engineering models, drawings, schematics, spreadsheets, etc.) by researching products and data, conducting in depth interviews with various users, technical staff and subject matter experts in order to analyze, interpret and convert the information into end-user military standard documentation and reference materials
Research new production tools and third party software that will help improve work processes by conducting research via the internet, trade journals, seminars, user forums, etc. to solve current workflow problems and suggest to management ways to improve our documentation process
Provide recommendations and ideas to the technical documentation team, project leads, management and the customer on best work practices, workflow, presentation, structure and organization of materials by developing new work processes and methods using existing authoring tools, new authoring tools and third party plug-ins to improve work process efficiency and overall quality of customer deliverables
Document engineering processes and specifications by editing software developer and engineering staff's notes and procedures and apply formatting in order to support the writing and publication of hardware and software test procedures, white papers, installation instructions, readme files, etc
Proactively inform management team and project leads to report project status, issues or concerns, including issues of scope, and scheduling

Minimum Qualifications

A technical bachelor's degree and 3 years of professional work experience is required (7 years total experience required without a degree)
Demonstrated experience working in a CDSS or DCGS-A environment writing technical documents in support of development activities
At least 2 years' experience with Microsoft Office at the power user level or above
Excellent working knowledge of DoD MIL Standards and style guides and the ability to adhere to and implement such standards to technical documentation
Advanced English language skills including accurate definitions and spelling of relevant technical words, rules of composition, and grammar
Advanced written communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate with the target audience
Excellent verbal communication, listening and interviewing skills
Excellent ability to research and interpret data
In-depth working knowledge of drawing and desktop publishing tools, such as Microsoft Visio
Knowledge of Microsoft SharePoint or another document repository systemDoD 8570 IAT Level 2 certified (baseline security certification; i.e., CompTIA Security+ce) and (technical computing environment training or certification; i.e., Server+) within 60 days after start of work
Secret Clearance Required. TS/SCI Eligibility needed based on final work assignment

Preferred Qualifications

Former CDSS or DCGS-A FSE or other technical positon
DCGS-A Family of systems deployment experience
Certification / certificate in technical writing from an accredited institute
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) or other related Microsoft certification
MOS: Microsoft SharePoint 2013 certified
Familiarity of task / project management principles (e.g. PMI, ITIL, SCRUM, CMMI, AGILE)

About the Organization
KeyW is a pure-play national security solutions provider for the Intelligence, Cyber and Counterterrorism Communities' toughest challenges. We support the collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of information across the full spectrum of their missions. We employ and challenge more than 2,000 of the most talented professionals in the industry with solving such complex problems as preventing cyber threats, transforming data into intelligence and combating global terrorism.

KeyW, together with its direct and indirect subsidiaries, encourages and actively supports a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and commits to provide equal opportunity to each individual, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other classifications protected by Federal, State or local law. In fact, we foster an environment that promotes diversity, balance and fun-because we believe in the importance of having a workplace as unique as the challenges we solve.

Clearance Requirement: This position requires a Top Secret w/SCI security clearance, based on current background investigation.

KeyW is an EEO employer. We are committed to providing fair and equal employment consideration, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.

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About KEYW Corporation

KEYW is an adaptable, powerfully capable company whose members have made many important, creative contributions to science, defense, space and the intelligence community. We take pride in these contributions to security and the quality of life. Even more, we are grateful to our customers for entrusting critically important tasks to us. The people of KEYW take on new challenges with confidence and commitment. We are an unbeatable team with the technical, management and financial capacity to perform the tough assignments of the future. KEYW is building a "total solutions company" that will be more agile than larger competitors and will focus on solving the “hard problems”. Our operating philosophy is to be responsive, agile, and focused on solving our customers’ difficult problems. Our core capabilities include: hardware and software development, system integration, test and evaluation, field support, computer and network operations, information security and specialized training. Our success is due in large part to our commitment to more than just do work for our customers, but instead to partner with them at every conceivable level. While such partnerships bring programmatic success, we measure ourselves by the real-world impacts and successes these partnerships have and will achieve.

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