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CACI International Technical Writer/Editor in Ashburn, Virginia

Job Description

CACI’s Agile Solution Factory (ASF) is hiring a Tech Writer for product teams based in Ashburn, Va. Join this passionate team of industry-leading individuals supporting the Best Practices in Agile Software Development for the Department of Defense.

ASF programs thrive in a culture of innovation and constantly seek individuals who can creatively solve complex problems. The ability to adapt to change and work constructively with a technically diverse team regardless of geographical separated team is crucial. The ideal candidate should be an experienced, fast-learning, organized, and productive technical writer who can adapt to an environment running a mature software development program. The person who fills this position will embed directly within a product-oriented software or cyber team and will be responsible for all documentation requirements.


  • Technical project documentation, reports, brochures, manuals and training material documentation for a wide range of uses.

  • Ownership of iterative updates to product user manuals, including graphics, formatting, editing, and the deployment of all material to production.

  • Conform to all project standards to ensure high quality documentation.

  • Manage project team documentation repository to ensure effective file management.

  • Develop copy that adheres to best practice regarding document structure and logic flow. Excellent written and oral communications skills; must be able to interface effectively with SMEs and managers of all levels.

  • Provide regular input to ongoing team workload estimation efforts

  • Ensure completion of all committed documentation tasks in parallel with software code development with frequent refactoring and tuning of artifacts.

  • Develop new and refine existing technical writing processes to enhance quality and productivity.

Required Skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • 5+ years of demonstrated technical writing experience.

  • Expert in Microsoft Word, including template design.

  • Experience with Adobe Acrobat Pro, Adobe FrameMaker or InDesign, and Adobe Photoshop.

  • Knowledge of document and repository management practices, including using SharePoint, Team Foundation Server, or similar tools.

  • Strong attention to detail and collaboration skills.

  • Ability to interface with various disciplines and personalities, as well as work independently.

  • Strong contextual understanding of technical terminology.

  • Active Secret clearance (required), Interim is acceptable.

Desired Skills:

  • College degree (B.A.; B.S.) in a related discipline.

  • Experience with desktop publishing, automated work processing, and other digital information technology applications, particularly electronic publishing.

  • Experience relating to engineering and maintenance drawings and/or operational procedures to include the knowledge and ability to interpret, absorb, and synthesize large quantities of computer system and application-related information.

  • Understanding of all elements of the software development life cycle, including planning, development, requirements management, CM, quality assurance, and release management

  • Understanding of cybersecurity Risk Management Framework (RMF)

  • Understanding of Cyber Security Authorization to Operate (ATO) process and documentation requirements

  • Experience editing technical documentation in an Agile Scrum environment.

  • Ability to apply advanced principles, theories, and concepts, and contribute to the development of innovative principles and ideas.

What We Can Offer You:- We’ve been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.- Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.- We offer competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities.- We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation’s highest priorities.- For over 55 years, the principles of CACI’s unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.

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CACI employs a diverse range of talent to create an environment that fuels innovation and fosters continuous improvement and success. At CACI, you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is proud to provide dynamic careers for employees worldwide. CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.