Engineering Documentation Specialist

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Posted by: KeyW on Dec 03, 2018


Sierra Vista, AZ

Job Description:

Join our Distributed Common Ground Station-Army engineering and sustainment services CHARCS sustainment team. The CHARCS sustainment team provides the SEC all system specific necessary functions to complete their critical PM DCGS-A sustainment support activities. Types of support provided by the team include: Engineering Management, Scrum Management, Test/Quality Assurance Engineering (T/QAE), and Technical Writing.

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

Create, develop, plan, write and edit complex operational, instructional, maintenance or manuals for various CHARCS system components in order to: meet program requirements for technical documentation and styleGather 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 (MIL STD) documentation and reference materialsResearch 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 processProvide 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 in order to improve work process efficiency and overall quality of customer deliverablesDocument 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

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 activitiesAt least 2 years' experience with Microsoft Office at the power user level or aboveExcellent working knowledge of DoD MIL Standards and style guides and the ability to adhere to and implement such standards to technical documentationAdvanced English language skills including accurate definitions and spelling of relevant technical words, rules of composition, and grammarAdvanced written communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate with the target audienceExcellent verbal communication, listening and interviewing skillsExcellent ability to research and interpret dataIn-depth working knowledge of drawing and desktop publishing tools, such as Microsoft VisioKnowledge 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 workSecret Clearance Required. TS/SCI Eligibility needed based on final work assignment Preferred Qualifications
Former CHARCS, DCGS-A FSE or other technical positonDCGS-A Family of systems deployment experienceCertification / certificate in technical writing from an accredited instituteMicrosoft Office Specialist (MOS) or other related Microsoft certificationMOS: Microsoft SharePoint 2013 certifiedFamiliarity 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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