Technical Writer

Mercury Systems Huntsville , AL 35801

Posted 2 months ago

In this role, you have the opportunity to

Develop, write, edit, and proofread technical documents including operational, instructional, maintenance documentation and/or test procedures for paper, multimedia, web-based publications and user-sites for Mercury's Edge Processing business unit. Conduct interviews with technical staff and other stakeholders to gather information for documentation. Ensure documents meet editorial and government specifications as well as internal standards for quality, graphics, coverage, format and style.

You are responsible for

  • Driving the documentation process by proactively seeking out information and technical resources and bringing outstanding issues to closure so that the documentation process can move forward.

  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously, effectively, and efficiently, balancing priorities and allocating time across parallel writing efforts.

  • Working on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of a variety of factors.

  • Demonstrating the ability to exercise judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.

  • Building productive internal/external working relationships with Engineering and Product Management stakeholders.

  • Monitoring progress against risk mitigation and contingency plans.

  • Building working relationships with key stakeholders and providing insight into improvements and benefits of Mercury's unique value add through documentation.

You are a part of

Join a dynamic engineering team focused on delivering quality, high-performance rugged server products for C4ISR, Enterprise, and Security applications within Mercury's Edge business. You will be able to contribute to the continued process and documentation improvement within one of the fast-growing segments of our business.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Communication or English preferred.

  • Minimum one year of related technical writing experience, co-op or intern experience is preferred

  • Experience in Technical and Professional writing for technology products or applications.

  • Programs or Tools required: MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

  • Programs or Tools desired: Adobe FrameMaker and Atlassian Suite (Jira, Confluence)

  • Ability to communicate effectively and clearly.

  • Must be self-motivated and a great team worker.

  • Comfortable working in a fast paced and dynamic multi-disciplinary environment

Why should you join Mercury Systems?

Mercury Systems is the leader in making trusted, secure mission-critical technologies profoundly more accessible to the aerospace and defense industries. Optimized for customer and mission success, our innovative solutions power more than 300 critical aerospace and defense programs. Headquartered in Andover, Mass., and with manufacturing and design facilities around the world, Mercury specializes in engineering, adapting and manufacturing new solutions purpose-built to meet the industry's current and emerging high-tech needs. Our employees are committed to Innovation that Matters.

Our Culture

We are committed to making Mercury a great place to work, no matter where our employees are located. We offer a casual and enjoyable atmosphere that allows employees to learn and grow. We help and care for one another and work as one to achieve results for us and for our customers. We value communication and transparency, and strive to foster two-way dialogue at all levels of the organization. We are committed to lifelong learning, offering comprehensive skills training and tuition reimbursement. Whether you're just starting out on your career journey or you are an experienced professional, it's important to us that you feel recognized and rewarded for your contributions.

To find out more about Why Mercury?, or visit the Mercury Community or find answers to general questions at Mercury FAQs

Mercury Systems is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, creed, citizenship, disability, protected veteran or marital status.

As an equal opportunity employer, Mercury Systems is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact the number below.

(978) 256-1300

Click here read about our recent press release and how Mercury Systems was named to Fortune Magazine's list of 100 Fastest-Growing Companies.

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