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Junior Technical Writer

Progeny Systems Corporation
Manassas, VA 20110
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Progeny Systems Corporation

Progeny Systems Corporation is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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Location: US-VA-Manassas
Category: Technical

Job Description

Progeny Systems Corporation is a privately-held, high-tech small business focusing on software and hardware system integration, cutting-edge research and development, and manufacturing. We provide premium systems, services, and products for the Department of Defense, government agencies and commercial clients.

Progeny System Corporation is seeking an experienced, Junior Technical Writer to work out of our Manassas, VA office.

Experience with S1000D and development of XML/SGML-tagged Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals (IETMs) is necessary. Familiarity with the lifecycle of technical documentation as well as military standards, specifications, and best practices is desired. Must possess, or be able to obtain, a DoD security clearance.


- Write and edit technical documentation in various formats (e.g., .doc, .PDF, HTML, and XML/SGML-tagged IETMs).

- Able to comply with military specifications and technical documentation requirements.

- Maintain established technical documentation lifecycle, to include review cycles and hardware and/or software update cycles.

- Create supporting graphics (e.g., functional block diagrams) in various formats (e.g., .JPEG, .PNG, etc.) to support documentation functional descriptions and procedures.

- Perform quality assurance to ensure technical and grammatical accuracy of documentation.

- Collaborate with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) during development and editing to ensure technical accuracy of documentation.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


- Experience with S1000D, HTML, XHTML, and XML.

- Proficient with Microsoft Office products (including, but not limited to: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams).

- Ability to research unfamiliar technology well enough to describe and summarize for an end-user; must be comfortable asking questions and collaborating with SMEs.

- Excellent oral and written communication skills.

- Meticulous attention to detail.


- Experience using an XML editor (e.g., XMLSpy, Arbortext).

- Understanding of the application and usage of S1000D Applicability.

- Knowledge of military standards (i.e., MIL-STDs, MIL-PRFs, MIL-HDBKs, etc).

- Familiarity with basic graphic design principles.

- Understanding of a repository-based content management system (e.g., TortoiseSVN).

- Experience with S1000D IETM Data Display (SIDD) publishing tool.


Bachelor's degree in Communications, English, or Technical Writing, or at least 2 years Documentation Specialist experience in a military setting in lieu of degree.


Must possess, or qualify to obtain, a DoD security clearance

Physical and Mental Requirements for all positions:
Prolonged stationary periods at a desk
General ability to operate computer and other productivity machinery such as calculator, copy machine, printer, etc.
Ability to lift and transport up to 15 pounds at times
Effectively communicate with others
Ability to stay focused and provide attention to detail.
Ability to think analytically and apply problem solving skills to scenarios throughout the course of the workday


If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please contact our recruiting department at hr@progeny.net or call 703.368.6107. We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.


To learn more about the Benefits offered by Progeny Systems, including a minimum $1,000 sign-on bonus for all new hires, please visit our website at http://www.progeny.net/careers.

About Progeny Systems

Progeny Systems is a privately held, high-tech small business that provides premium systems, services, and products for the Department of Defense, government agencies and commercial clients. We are a technology leader in numerous areas including: technology insertion; acoustic sensors; signal processing; combat systems; torpedoes; cyber security; biometrics; knowledge management; undersea vehicles; open architecture; electromagnetic maneuver warfare; electronics packaging; and image/video processing/analysis.

Progeny System's ability to leverage flexibility, rapid turnaround, customer responsiveness, and encourage an environment for experimental research has been critical to our success in developing, producing and supporting numerous mission critical national defense systems.

Progeny has provided highly complex products/programs to the United States Government in collaboration with the following agencies, among others:

- United States Navy

- United States Air Force

- United States Army

- Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

- National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)



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Posted: 2022-04-22 Expires: 2022-05-23

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