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Technical Writer


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  • Date posted
    March 11, 2024
  • Apply before
    May 10, 2024
  • Career Level

Job Description

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Technical Writer to join our Intelligence / C4ISR group to support the delivery of customer programs. In this role, you will write, in clear and concise language in an IT systems support environment. Such technical documents as ITIL based standard operating procedures, work instructions, run books, software release notes, service management plans, contract deliverable documents. and ad-hoc documentation work in support of the Program and business. Your outstanding interpersonal skills will ensure you verify knowledge by communicating with stakeholders, including technical subject matter experts and engage in advancing new products and service.

Your accountabilities will include:

  • Developing technical documentation format that is compliant to contractual agreements, appropriate Leidos standards and the relevant Defence standards (DEF(AUST) 5629C, ADF Writing Manual).
  • Develop, review, update and deliver amendments or reissue Document Deliverables, or confirm the continuing accuracy of technical documents such as ITIL based standard operating procedures, work instructions, run books, software release notes, service management plans, contract deliverable documents in support of the ILS and during ongoing sustainment services.
  • Support the Software Support and Engineering Teams (systems, configuration, data and logistics) in delivery of engineering change proposals and the associated supporting documentation.
  • Ensuring materials are organised and completed within identified timeframes in accordance with defined standards regarding order, clarity, conciseness, style and terminology.
  • Conduct technical document validation through review and proofreading documents to ensure that work produced accurately reflects existing engineering data, following established grammatical and formatting standards.
  • Conducting technical document content verification activities including desktop analysis and engaging stakeholders to review the documentation within the defined workflow processes.
  • Exercise due diligence by taking reasonable steps to acquire and keep up-to-date knowledge of documentation standards as may be applicable to the technical function in the development and update of applicable documentation.


About You and What You’ll Bring

You have previous experience as a Technical Writer, supporting projects to ensure compliance and quality including the following skills:

  • Significant experience in technical writing within a large, complex IT projects.
  • Knowledge of Defence technical document writing standards.
  • Working knowledge of PLM software, such as ARAS.
  • High level proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and PDF software.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively, but can also operate autonomously using initiative, sound reasoning, listening and decision-making skills.
  • Time management, planning and organising skills.
  • Analytically minded with strong problem-solving skills and hold a high level of initiative and
  • Understanding of ILS processes / procedures is desirable but not essential.

Due to the nature of work we do for our customers, all applicants are required to be Australian Citizens and hold or obtain an NV1 security clearance with AGSVA.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Applicants may also need to meet International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) requirements. In certain circumstances this can place limitations on persons who hold dual nationality, permanent residency or are former nationals of certain countries as per ITAR 126.1.

At Leidos, we embrace diversity and are committed to creating a truly inclusive workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disabilities, veterans, neurodiverse people, and people of all genders, sexualities and age groups.

You’ll enjoy 12 weeks’ paid parental leave as a primary carer, flexible work practices, discounted health insurance, novated leasing and more. Foster your career through complete access to learning and development and mentoring opportunities, we have a strong track record of internal promotion and career transitions. Join a company who acknowledges “People First”.