Leidos Technical Writer/Editor in ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Maryland


Leidos has a job opening for a Technical Writer/Editor II at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD.


The Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group (SRG) of Leidos has a career opportunity for a talented Technical Writer/Editor at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD to support a critical modernization effort of the Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS) in order to satisfy the vision of Program Executive Office (PEO) Command Control Communications - Tactical (C3T) and Project Manager Mission Command.

The AFATDS is a multi-service, automated command, coordination, communication, and computing system that provides automated fire support and coordination to all echelons, from firing unit through theater level, at Army, Marine Corps, Naval Firing Platforms, Navy Command and Amphibious Assault Ships, Air Force Operations Centers, and Joint Command and Control Centers. AFATDS enables the automatic application of the Force Commander’s guidance in the Fires Warfighting Function to plan, execute, and deliver effects at all levels of command within the current and future force. AFATDS can automatically tailor the selection of fire support assets (field artillery, mortars, close air support, naval gunfire, attack helicopters, and offensive electronic warfare assets) based on the Commander’s guidance, thereby enabling maximum effective use of all available fire support assets across the full spectrum of conflict.

This effort is to meet the government’s objective to modernize the underlying AFATDS architecture, redesign the AFATDS front-end to a fully web- and role-based user interface, integrate available common services made available through the Army’s Common Operating Environment (COE), and incorporate advanced embedded training technologies to aid in operator-initiated system instruction and refresher training.


•Prepare, review, revise and maintain technical documents, including software and systems engineering, system operations, test, user and other formal deliverable documentation.

•Write and edit technical documentation for all program hardware and software, including installation, configuration and process description documentation.

•Produce implementation guides and end user guides, data flow documentation, technical publications, and technical drawings.

•Interact with technical team members for content development.

•Understand and use basic concept, to include basic grammar concepts.

•Researches highly technical subject matter, organizes information from multiple sources and expresses technical information in written form that is comprehensible to a wide audience of readers.

•Ensure documents meet editorial and government specifications and adhering to compliance standards for quality, graphics, coverage, format and style.

•Other duties as required.



•BA degree in related technical field and 2-4 years prior relevant experience OR Master’s Degree in a related technical field with less than 2 years of prior relevant experience

•Strong working knowledge of the systems engineering process and the system engineering lifecycle

•Experience in writing of technical publications, such as requirements specifications, user manuals, technical manuals, training manuals and other documentation utilized by end users

•Experience in writing contract deliverables per Data Item Descriptions

•Able to multi-task, self-assign work, and function in a dynamic, fast-paced environment

•Excellent verbal and written skills with ability to brief various audiences on status of projects, as needed

•Strong interpersonal skills to negotiate and work with technical staff

•High level of proficiency with MS Office Products (Word, Excel, Visio, & PowerPoint)

•Ability to obtain a DoD SECRET security clearance

•US Citizenship is required


•Experience working on software development projects within DoD, US Army, PM MC and/or AFATDS

•Currently possess an active DoD SECRET security clearance


Leidos Overview:

Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.