Arlington, VA

Technical Writer/Editor

Job Specs

Cyber Defense

Job Description: 

XOR Security is currently seeking a talented Technical Writer/Editor to support an agency level SOC. The Technical Writer functions as a communications and information specialist, preparing material for publications and other media internally and externally; gathers information; writes and edits technical, promotional and general interest materials; and coordinates publications and other collateral material using both print and electronic media including the web and desktop publishing software to draft, edit, and lay out material for distribution. The ideal candidate would have responsibility for final reviews of proposed publications for style, design, layout, and editorial aspects before government approval.


  • Collect and manage business process requirements
  • Author various documents including Operating Instructions and requirements documents as requested
  • Manage project schedules and prepare status reports
  • Assess project issues and develop resolutions to meet defined improvement goals and objectives
  • Multi-task and be flexible in a challenging and fast-paced environment
  • Provide leadership with related program production data and metric reports
  • Conduct audits of organizational business processes
  • Assess project risks and develop mitigations plans to meet defined improvement goals and objectives
  • Ensure all developed material are in compliance with established policies and standards
  • Other related duties as assigned

Required Skills:

  • Experience authoring various types of documentation
  • Experience performing process improvement activities
  • Experience analyzing and editing business and/or technical processes
  • Ability to learn quickly with a demonstrated track record of meeting deadlines
  • Meticulous attention to detail, organizational, and time management skills
  • Experience engaging/interacting/collaborating at all levels of an organization
  • Proficient in MS applications (SharePoint, Power Point, Excel, Outlook, Word, Project)
  • Strong interpersonal and problem solving skills
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills

Desired Skills:

  • Experience authoring Operating Instructions
  • Experience working with MS Project Schedule
  • Experience creating process workflows
  • Experience working with contractual service level agreements
  • ITIL Foundation v3 and/or PMP
  • Experience with CMMI and/or CMMI certification
  • Experience with AFH 33-337 Tongue and Quill 

Skills and Qualifications:

Required Qualifications:

  • Two to four (2-4) years of experience writing technical documentation in network defense environments
  • Bachelor’s Degree in English, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems or equivalent experience
  • Experience with deployment and documentation of enterprise project management and change management processes
  • Strong proficiency Report writing – a technical writing sample and technical editing test will be required if the candidate has no prior published intelligence analysis reporting

Closing Statement:

XOR Security offers a very competitive benefits package including health insurance coverage from the first day of employment, 401k with a vested company match, vacation and supplemental insurance benefits.

XOR Security is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). M/F/D/V.

Citizenship Clearance Requirement
Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements - US CITIZENSHIP and ACTIVE SECRET CLEARANCE REQUIRED.