Lead Technical Writer

Job Locations US-AL-Huntsville
Job ID
# of Openings
Regular Full-Time


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About GaN:


The mission of Geeks and Nerds (GaN) Corporation is “to deliver innovative and superior services and technology solutions for our customers, Nation and community.”


We are seeking an exceptional candidate for Lead Tech Writer for our government services division. 


GaN is an employee-owned ESOP company.  We believe the success of our corporation is directly tied to the well-being and success of our employee-owners.


We have been recognized as one of the Top 100 Companies in the United States by the US Chamber of CommerceTechnology Business of the Year by the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce, and a BBB Ethics Award recipient. Our Founder, Dr. Kim, has been recognized as the Chamber of Commerce Executive of the Year, IEEE Professional of the year, and Entrepreneur of the year. In addition, our innovative culture has produced over 10 U.S. Patents. Our proven track record of success is only made possible by our extraordinarily talented and dedicated employees.


Join us and become an owner of an exciting company with an important mission!


Job Overview:


GaN is hiring a Lead Tech Writer to support efforts in Huntsville, AL. We are supporting the Software, Simulation, Systems Engineering and Integration Directorate (S3I) in continuation of the Improved Data Modem (IDM) sustainment and development.  The IDM is a communication device for the Army rotorcraft digital fleet. It is an Airworthy hardware and software system.  The S3I is supporting software sustainment for fielded IDM systems and an update to transition to the Aviation Mission Common Server multi-core processor (MCP) implementation of IDM.  The S3I is developing the MCP Operating Environment (OE) and the IDM Software Application (ISA). A Lead Technical Writer is needed to support completion of technical documentation associated with the MCP OE, the ISA and sustainment activities.


Telework/Remote: This will be temporarily allowed during COVID-19 but must be in local area.


Responsible for the preparation, review, revision, and maintenance of policy documents, software and systems engineering, system operations, testing, and user documentation. Writes and edits technical documentation for all of the project’s hardware and software to include installation, and configuration.


Track feedback from multiple stakeholders. Edit and incorporate as appropriate. Track multiple approvals. Track status and update stakeholders. Creates implementation guides and end-user guides for capabilities; provides field, data definition, and data flow documentation and formats technical publications from pamphlets, technical drawings, and consultations with technical personnel and other available resources. Create, draft, modify, and issue final documents to support office policies, procedures, mission capabilities, security, training, and visual displays.


  • The Lead Technical Writer will be responsible for actively driving and managing of the weekly activities of the technical writing team
  • Lead team of 3-5 technical writers to ensure quality
  • The Lead Technical Writer will be responsible for building and forming the technical writing team and managing them on a day-to-day basis
  • Review and oversee technical writers to ensure documentation meets program requirements and Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL)
  • Review and editing of technical documentation to include formatting, document numbers, CDRL numbers, spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Adhere to approved style guides and team templates that document training policy and standards
  • Write, in clear and concise language, such technical documents as procedure manuals, service manuals, and related technical publications concerned with installation, operation, and maintenance of electronic, electrical, mechanical, and other equipment
  • A proven self-starter with an ability to interact effectively with military, industry, and academic partners
  • Capable of multi-tasking, working within deadlines, and smoothly transition between various projects
  • Possess excellent communication skills as well as, the ability to work with leaders, Programmers, Developers, and Subject Matter Experts
  • Capable of providing accurate task completion estimates
  • Record meeting minutes and provide to meeting participants


Requirements (minimum):


  • Bachelor’s Degree and 7+ years of experience (equivalent experience accepted in lieu of degree)
  • Expert user with MS Office Suite
  • Understand basic concepts (to include basic grammar concepts), responsible for writing technical copy for various types of documents
  • Gather technical information, prepares written text
  • Maintain a current internal documentation library
  • Use multiple word processing and presentation tools such as MS Word, PowerPoint, and Visio etc.
  • Prepare and maintain operations documentation, user guides and manuals and technical publications
  • Work with developers to produce quality documentation and training materials
  • Work on all phases of documentation
  • Understand basic concepts and write technical copy for various types of documents for a program/project of similar complexity
  • Prepare reports, responses, and briefings targeted to a wide range of audiences
  • Coordinate layout and design of documents
  • Research highly technical subject matter, organizes information from multiples sources, and express technical information in written form that is comprehensible to a wide audience of readers
  • Apply concepts for technical writing based on engineering drawings, technical information from engineering documentation, consultations with engineers and subject matter experts, and other available sources
  • Produce defense acquisition documentation, user manuals, training manuals, and other documentation utilized by the end-user community of DoD electronic equipment and systems
  • Apply technical manual standards to work products
  • Experience applying technical solutions to complex problems that require regular use of ingenuity and creativity
  • Experience handling multiple tasks simultaneously to meet assigned deadlines
  • Experience applying writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Experience in drafting, editing, and finalizing technical documents or material.
  • Attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Apply technical manual standards to work products and documents.
  • Ability to focus and capture discussions on various technical topics.
  • Ability to communicate with technical staff for effective and efficient completion of technical documentation
  • Less than 10% Travel should be expected
  • Ability to work under a deadline
  • Strong desire to continually learn and improve


Desired Skills:


  • Knowledge of Dynamic Object-Oriented Requirements System (DOORS)
  • Experience using SharePoint and document management software
  • Experience applying Style Guides and templates


Special Requirements:


  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must possess an active secret clearance

Equal Opportunity Employer:


Geeks and Nerds Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other legally protected classifications. Geeks and Nerds Corporation participates in E-Verify.


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