Washington, D.C.

Technical Writer

Job Specs

Cyber Defense

Job Description: 

XOR Security is currently seeking a talented Technical Writer. The Technical Writer will support the DoD Vulnerability Disclosure Program (VDP).  The candidate will act as the VDP Process and Project Administrator to capture and develop all guidance documents from draft to implementation, and manage related project tasks.  This position requires flexibility to shift under changing demands, process improvement focus, problem solving skills, the ability to multi-task and prioritize, and successfully work independently and as part of a team.   


  • 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
  • Develop a thorough understanding of the current VDP processes, identify patterns and trends, and provide workflow process improvement recommendations
  • 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:

  • AT LEAST Active Interim Secret Clearance
  • 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:

  • One to three (1-3) years of experience 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 TOP SECRET CLEARANCE REQUIRED.