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Lead, Technical Writer

Palm Bay, Florida

Job ID 9004
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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: Lead, Technical Writer

Job Code: 9004

Job Location: Palm Bay, FL

Job Description:

L3Harris Technologies, Inc. is seeking a Lead Technical Writer with a strong knowledge of technical writing and broad knowledge of project management to be responsible for planning, developing, and delivering technical documentation such as O&M manuals, user guides, and instructional materials for paper, multimedia, or web-based publication. The candidate must posses the ability to manage complex projects or processes with general oversight. The candidate will communicate within and outside of their own function to gain cooperation on operational processes, practices, and procedures. Candidate must also possess excellent organizational skills and attention to detail with the ability to maintain focus on complex tasks.

Essential Functions:

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including development teams, product managers, and subject matter experts to gather information and understand complex technical concepts
  • Develop, organize, and deliver technical information (e.g., user guides, training materials, installation manuals) for non-technical and technical users in structured (markup language) or unstructured (Word) environments
  • Ability to read technical drawings and convert the information into easy-to-understand procedures
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly, concisely, and accurately and be comfortable asking questions to ensure accuracy
  • Identify and fill documentation gaps by conducting independent research, interviews, and hands-on exploration of the equipment
  • A hands-on approach to understanding the technology and products being documented, with a keen ability to learn new technologies quickly and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Responsible for reviews of documentation for style, design, layout, accuracy, and editorial aspects
  • Create and maintain high-quality documentation standards that is measurable across the technical writing team ensuring accuracy, clarity, and consistency
  • Ensure best practices and style guides are adhered to while maintaining a consistent tone, structure, and format across all technical documentation
  • Manage tasks and information flow using collaboration software (e.g., JIRA, Confluence, etc.)
  • Proactively engage with development teams to ensure timely updates and revisions to the documentation based on equipment changes and enhancements
  • Stay up to date with industry standards and trends in technical documentation, and recommend improvements and new approaches for enhancing the documentation process
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and a commitment to producing accurate, high-quality documentation
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and manage complex projects


  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 9 years of prior relevant experience. Graduate Degree and a minimum of 7 years of prior related experience. In lieu of a degree, minimum of 13 years of prior related experience.
  • Active TS/SCI with CI Poly required.
  • Ability to travel to Sterling, VA ~50% of the time.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Comfortable with creating documentation in Dreamweaver, Confluence, FrameMaker, etc.
  • Experience working with the Atlassian Suite (JIRA, Confluence, etc.).
  • Experience creating companion information such as illustrations using photography or illustration software (Photoshop) or flowcharts/graphs using Visio.
  • Experience in training curriculum development.
  • Understanding of Systems Development Lifecycle (SDLC).

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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