Technical Editor And Writer

Northrop Grumman Northridge , CA 91324

Posted 6 days ago

  • At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems is currently seeking a Technical Editor and Writer to provide talent to our Defense Electronics Systems (DES) group in Northridge, CA.

Job Responsibilities:

The Technical Writer will work with a team to create and maintain the technical documentation supporting a development program. The major responsibilities associated with this position will include but not limited to:

  • Edit, format, and maintain program and technical documentation such as program plans, design specifications, user manuals, software build and installation documentation, test reports, procedures, PowerPoint briefings and reports

  • Writes and reviews standard operating procedures and internal working documentation as needed

  • Works with authors, assigned stakeholders, and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to gain better understanding of subject matter

  • Applying company's format, document markings and style requirements consistently and validating the accuracy and completeness of content before submitting documents for review

  • Estimating costs and work required for technical writing components of new proposals

  • Recommending industry best practices and participating in process improvements

Basic Qualifications:

  • US Citizen eligible for a security clearance

  • Bachelor's degree in Technical Writing, English, Journalism, Communications, or related discipline and 3 years of experience in Technical Editing

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office suite of tools, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Be familiar with Visio

  • Proven ability to quickly learn and understand complex topics

  • Previous experience writing documentation and procedural materials for multiple audiences

  • Superior written and verbal communication skills, with a keen eye for detail

  • Experience working with engineering to improve user experience, content and create visuals and diagrams for technical support content

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active Secret Clearance or higher

  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, with an eye for prioritization

  • Previous software development experience, especially with Visual Basic

  • Certification through the Society for Technical Communicators

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.


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Technical Editor And Writer

Northrop Grumman