ValidaTek, Inc

Technical Writer

Location US-MD-Fort Meade
ID 2024-01-2080
Information Technology
Position Type
Location Detail

Company Overview

At ValidaTek, we modernize and optimize IT services to solve some of the most critical challenges facing federal civilian and defense agencies. From customers to partners to top-talent employees, ValidaTek puts people first, empowering them to exceed expectations and transform government organizations. Our success starts and ends with our people, so we built a company where great people can do great things, with the resources and autonomy to make decisions that transform organizations. We operate as one team of diverse people, united by a passion for continuous growth and optimization. Our commitment to quality and performance optimization is the reason why our IT Service Projects and New Development Projects have been appraised at CMMI Maturity Level 5, positioning us as one of a handful of elite companies to receive the highest form of third-party validation.


ValidaTek is seeking a Technical Writer to support an exciting new program for Soft Switch Backbone (SSBB) Modernization (SSBM) for DISA. This is a brand new program to design, engineer, and deliver a modernized SSBB to replace the current operational SSBB that has reached end-of-life.  This program will provide all engineering and related support necessary to develop an SIP (Session Initiated Protocol)-based policy engine routing solution that can ensure continuity of operations in the event of a single policy engine and/or SBC failure. Support for this effort is largely remote with occasional on-site support at DISA HQ, Ft. Meade, MD. 


Designs, develops, writes and edits, and implements complex technical or scientific material, including reports, manuals, briefs and related technical and scientific publications in print or electronic media. Ensures technical documentation is accurate, complete, and meets editorial and government specifications and standards for quality, graphics, coverage, format and style. Participates in the establishment of style guidelines and standards for texts and illustrations.


  • Studies production, developmental, and experimental activities to determine operating procedures and details
  • Studies blueprints, flowcharts, sketches, drawings, parts lists, specifications, mock ups, and product samples to integrate and delineate technology, operating procedure, and production sequence and detail
  • Organizes material and completes writing assignment according to set standards regarding order, clarity, conciseness, style, and terminology
  • Arranges for typing, duplication, and distribution of material
  • May oversee activities of less-experiences personnel and strategize with management to determine the most effective form of presentation for reports, manuals, briefs, etc
  • May assist in laying out material for publication
  • May write speeches, articles, and public or employee relations releases
  • This is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of job duties and responsibilities. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice


  • Minimum bachelor’s degree and five years of related experience, or a combination of equivalent experience and training
  • Active DOD Secret clearance
  • Strong writing and editing skills, with a focus on technical documentation
  • Ability to write clear, concise, and accurate technical content for technical audiences
  • Ability to translate complex technical concepts into clear and concise documentation
  • Familiarity with project management methodologies, such as Agile or Waterfall
  • Experienced managing the documenting processes and version control of documentation
  • Experience working on many documents at once
  • Strong research, analytical, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong visual, written, and verbal communication and must be proficient with the use of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, Project, Visio, etc.)
  • Prior experience in a technical field, experience working with software products, or familiarity with technical writing processes, business writing, and other disciplines
  • Experience preparing technical project documentation for DoD - preferred

  • Experience working on a software development team supporting the Federal Government - preferred.


EEO Statement

ValidaTek is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Applicants who are selected for employment will be required to verify authorization to work in the United States.

Offers of employment will be contingent upon passing a post-offer background check.


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