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Senior Specialist, Technical Writer

Ashburn, Virginia

Job ID 9093
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L3Harris is dedicated to recruiting and developing diverse, high-performing talent who are passionate about what they do. Our employees are unified in a shared dedication to our customers’ mission and quest for professional growth. L3Harris provides an inclusive, engaging environment designed to empower employees and promote work-life success. Fundamental to our culture is an unwavering focus on values, dedication to our communities, and commitment to excellence in everything we do.

L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across space, air, land, sea and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 50,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.

Job Title: Senior Specialist, Technical Writer

Job Code: 9093

Job Location: Ashburn, VA

Job Description:

L3Harris is currently seeking a professional Technical Writer to join this expanding team. The successful applicant will be responsible for creating technical documents and manuals, training materials, explain complex information in a clear and concise manner, and working with engineering and program management staff to ensure accuracy of product descriptions. If you have experience as a Technical Writer in the aircraft, UAV or advanced technology industry, we invite you to consider a position on our creative and highly motivated team in Ashburn, Virginia. Visit for more information and to submit your application.

Essential Functions:

  • Produces operational procedural and maintenance manuals in accordance with MIL-STD-38784, MIL-DTL-87929, and MIL-DTL-38807 specifications using ArborText Editor.
  • Prepares academic operation, maintenance, and repair presentations.
  • Converts CAD products into illustrations for manuals and training materials using Creo Illustrate.
  • Operates company products to develop and V&V product manuals and academics.
  • Interfaces with other vendors to understand their products’ operation and integration with ours.
  • Designs and develops suites of academic training materials to include curriculum, instructor and student guides, presentations and briefings, video tutorials, tests, and evaluation sheets.
  • Interviews technical subject matter experts to obtain knowledge for documentation development and updates.
  • Completes validation and verification (V&V) of technical manuals.


  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 6 years of prior relevant experience. Graduate Degree and a minimum of 4 years of prior related experience. In lieu of a degree, minimum of 10 years of prior related experience.
  • Active Secret clearance required.
  • Must be a US citizen.
  • Must work on-site in company facilities in Ashburn, VA.
  • Willing to travel approximately 20% annually.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Experience with ArborText Editor, ArborText Styler, and Creo Illustrate, or similar applications.
  • Experience authoring DoD technical manuals IAW S1000D, Issue 4.1+, MIL-DTL-24784/22 & /23, MIL-STD-3001, and MIL-STD-38784.
  • Experience authoring in XML within a Common Source Data Base (CSDB).
  • Experience with Illustrated Parts Breakdowns (IPBs) (generating parts catalogs).
  • Experience using Creo Illustrate, or similar applications, to produce MIL-STD graphics.
  • Experience with XML tagging, profiling, and target audience publishing.
  • Experience with building training systems, such as video tutorials and computer-based training (CBT).
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications, particularly Word, Powerpoint, and SharePoint.

Please be aware many of our positions require the ability to obtain a security clearance. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

By submitting your résumé for this position, you understand and agree that L3Harris Technologies may share your résumé, as well as any other related personal information or documentation you provide, with its subsidiaries and affiliated companies for the purpose of considering you for other available positions.

L3Harris Technologies is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. L3Harris is committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity and maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or other related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, characteristic or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local laws. L3Harris maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks, where permitted by law.

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