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Technical Writer – (6 month Fixed Term Contract – Technology/Defense)

Pole Star Defense

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  • Date posted
    May 9, 2024
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    June 8, 2024
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Job Description


About The Company:

Pole Star Defense is a leading provider of maritime domain awareness, maritime security, and fisheries monitoring systems to the government sector. Since 1998, we have pushed the limits of innovation, mitigating growing threats to ships, supply chains, cargo, territorial waters and, most importantly, safety of lives at sea and beyond. Today, we continue to develop and implement pioneering intelligence technologies to protect customer vessels, people, maritime domain, and reputation.

Position Description:

Pole Star Defense is seeking a skilled and motivated Technical Writer to join our dynamic and growing team. In this role you will be responsible for translating dense technical content to suit the needs of diverse audiences: other technical performers, end users, organizational leadership, and key stakeholders. You will cross-collaborate with several different departments to create engaging, professional, and compliant content. The ideal candidate for this position is a proactive, skilled wordsmith who excels in creating clear and effective communication from complex information.


  • Writing, editing, and maintaining system user guides, training materials, process documentation, and standard operating procedures in an Agile/Scrum environment
  • Collaborating with subject matter experts, developers, and stakeholders to understand system functionality, policies, processes, and requirements
  • Developing, writing, and editing functional descriptions, specifications, special reports, or any other customer deliverables and documents.
  • Conducting research and analysis to gather technical information and documentation requirements
  • Ensuring documentation adheres to established standards, templates, and style guides
  • Translating complex technical information into clear, concise, engaging, and marketable content to be used by technical and non-technical personnel.


  • Minimum of 3 years of experience gathering, analyzing, and composing technical information.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience writing, reviewing, and editing requirements and specifications for federal contracts
  • Demonstrated experience in a highly technical field, such as software development, computer science, or engineering.
  • Experience working in an Agile environment, writing user stories, documenting sprints, and creating burn-up and burn-down charts.
  • Proficient in preparing, generating, reviewing, revising, and maintaining technical documentation, including analysis of alternatives, SWOT analysis, root cause and final solution documentation, and data reporting documents.
  • Strong initiative and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.


Bachelor’s degree in Technical Writing, English, Journalism, or a related field

Desired Skills: (Note Mandatory)

  • Experience working with DHS or DoD
  • Government Contract Experience
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance


  • Ability for up to 10% travel both domestic and international.


Pole Star Defense offers benefits that are designed to lead an evolving marketplace and encourage a healthy balance between work and life. Highlights of those benefits are listed below:

  • Medical, Vision, and Dental insurance for employees and dependents (100% covered by the Company)
  • Life and Disability insurance, company-funded
  • 20 days annual leave (can buy or sell more days)
  • Up to a 5% 401k matching
  • Gym membership subsidy
  • Volunteer Day PTO
  • Refer-a-friend recruitment bonus

*This job description may not be inclusive of all assigned duties, responsibilities, or aspects of the job described, and may be amended at the sole discretion of the Employer*


While this position is scheduled for a traditional Monday – Friday work week, our systems run 24/7/365 and as such, you may be expected to perform out of hours, on-call support on an as needed basis. Additional compensation may be available for working on-call, standby or holiday hours.

This is a Public Trust position and requires completion of a State and Federal Criminal History Report (i.e., background check) and may require a Department of Defense security clearance. Current and future employment will be contingent upon satisfactory completion of both the FBI Summary History Report and if designated, a DoD security clearance.

This position requires use of or access to information subject to the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”) or the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”). Accordingly, all applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of these regulations. Under ITAR, a U.S. person is defined as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident, or a person who is a protected individual under the immigration and Naturalization Act (8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)).

Pole Star Defense is a U.S. Government contractor and is an Equal Opportunity Employer including disability and veterans.