The KeyW Corporation Technical Writer/Editor Journeyman in Sierra Vista, Arizona


Join our technical writing team responsible for developing technical documentation in support of the DCGS-A family of products. The tech writer team supports all sections of the DCGS-A Integrations contract with high quality and timely technical editing, production, and other writing support functions.


As a Technical Writer/Editor Journeyman, you will be part of a team that works daily to improve the quality of DCGS-A and team documentation enabling continuous improvement of DCGS-A products. Specifically, you will:

  • Create, develop, plan, write and edit complex operational, instructional, maintenance or manuals for various DCGS-A systems in order to: meet program requirements for technical documentation and style

  • Gather text and materials (such as engineering models, drawings, schematics, spreadsheets, etc.) by researching products and data, conducting in depth interviews with various users, technical staff and subject matter experts in order to analyze, interpret and convert the information into end-user military standard (MIL STD) documentation and reference materials

  • Research new production tools and third-party software that will help improve work processes by conducting research via the internet, trade journals, seminars, user forums, etc. to solve current workflow problems and suggest to management ways to improve our documentation process

  • Provide recommendations and ideas to the technical documentation team, project leads, management and the customer on best work practices, workflow, presentation, structure and organization of materials by developing new work processes and methods using existing authoring tools, new authoring tools and third-party plug-ins in order to improve work process efficiency and overall quality of customer deliverables

  • Document engineering processes and specifications by editing software developer and engineering staff’s notes and procedures and apply formatting in order to support the writing and publication of hardware and software test procedures, white papers, installation instructions, readme files, etc

  • Proactively inform management team and project leads to report project status, issues or concerns, including issues of scope, and scheduling


  • An Associate’s Degree and 3 years of professional work experience is required – No degree substitutions will be accepted

  • At least 2 years’ experience with Microsoft Office at the power user level or above

  • Excellent working knowledge of DoD MIL Standards and style guides and the ability to adhere to and implement such standards to technical documentation

  • Advanced English language skills including accurate definitions and spelling of relevant technical words, rules of composition, and grammar

  • Advanced written communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate with the target audience

  • Excellent verbal communication, listening and interviewing skills

  • Excellent ability to research and interpret data

  • Demonstrated experience working in a DoD IT environment as a technical writer

  • In-depth working knowledge of Microsoft Visio

  • Knowledge of Microsoft SharePoint or another document repository system

  • Active TS-SCI Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field is highly desirable

  • Certification / certificate in technical writing from an accredited institute

  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) or other related Microsoft certification

  • MOS: Microsoft SharePoint 2013 certified

  • Familiarity of task / project management principles (e.g. PMI, ITIL, SCRUM, CMMI, AGILE)

About the Organization

KeyW is a pure-play national security solutions provider for the Intelligence, Cyber and Counterterrorism Communities' toughest challenges. We support the collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of information across the full spectrum of their missions. We employ and challenge more than 2,000 of the most talented professionals in the industry with solving such complex problems as preventing cyber threats, transforming data into intelligence and combating global terrorism.

KeyW, together with its direct and indirect subsidiaries, encourages and actively supports a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and commits to provide equal opportunity to each individual, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other classifications protected by Federal, State or local law. In fact, we foster an environment that promotes diversity, balance and fun—because we believe in the importance of having a workplace as unique as the challenges we solve.


Clearance Requirement: This position requires a Top Secret w/SCI security clearance, based on current background investigation.

KeyW is an EEO employer. We are committed to providing fair and equal employment consideration, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.

How to Apply?

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Recruiting Point of Contact:

Tracy Turner:

ID 2018-18727

# of Openings 1

Posted Date Information Technology

Job Locations US-AZ-Sierra Vista