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Requisition ID: R10088250
Category: Communications
Location: Elkridge, MD, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: Secret
Telecommute: Yes- May Consider Full Time Teleworking for this position
Shift: Days (United States of America)
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
Positions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people’s lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation’s history – from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they’re making history.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is a leading global provider of secure software-defined, hardware-enabled mission systems. Our company is pioneering capabilities in a wide variety of sectors that keep our nation safe from Undersea to Space and Cyberspace. 

We are looking for a motivated individual to fill the role of an Interactive Electronic Technical Manual (IETM) writer/developer.  The IETM writer/developer fulfills customer IETM requirements for electronic systems, sensors, and radars. Duties for the position will include but not be limited to:

Writes, rewrites and/or edits technical documents such as technical procedure manuals, user manuals, programming manuals, service manuals, operational specifications, and related technical publications to communicate clearly and effectively technical specifications and instructions to a wide range of audiences. Acquires subject knowledge by interviewing product developers, observing performance of production methods, referring to technical specifications, blueprints, engineering illustrations, and trade journals. Oversees preparation of illustrative materials, selecting drawings, sketches, diagrams and charts. Conducts quality review of materials.

Develops/updates descriptive and procedural IETM content for operation and maintenance, software, and theory of operation
Conducts In-Process Reviews
Travels as necessary to support IETM activities such as meetings, validation, and verification
Interfaces effectively with program and customer personnel to accomplish IETM tasks
Supports other program tasks when not performing IETM tasks

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and at least ten years’ experience as a writer/architect/developer of XML technical data.  Additional experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
Experience and proficiency with authoring specifications, including:  MIL-STD-40051-1, MIL-STD-2361C, and MIL-PRF-87268
Experience and proficiency with Arbortext Epic Editor
Experience with military radar systems, including:  power distribution systems, environmental systems, RF circuits, digital circuits, and analog circuits
Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings, electronic schematic diagrams, and wiring diagrams
Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to read, write, speak, and comprehend the English language, including technical language and terms associated with system operation and maintenance.
Able to work independently and in a team-oriented, matrix (IPT) environment
Detail-oriented, self-motivated, and willing to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment
Able and willing to perform operation and maintenance tasks on equipment while developing, validating, and verifying technical manual content
Able and willing to travel up to 10% of the time
Current DoD Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in the operation and/or maintenance of military electronic sensors and systems
Experience and proficiency with authoring specifications, including:  MIL-STD-40051-2, MIL-STD-38784, MIL-HDBK-1221, MIL-PRF-87269A, MIL-STD-1840C, and S1000D
Experience and proficiency with other authoring tools and applications, including FrameMaker and Interleaf/QuickSilver
Experience in development of Illustrated Parts Breakdown (IPB) manuals and/or Repair Parts and Tools List (RPSTL) manuals
BS in a STEM field

Salary Range: $92,900 USD – $139,300 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Northrop Grumman / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBNGJ-R10088250 2023.01.14

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