Technical Writer Internship

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22876 Shaw Road
Sterling, VA
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Paid

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DTECH LABS is a premier Engineering and Manufacturing company that designs an manufactures networking and computing devices.

We are looking for a part time student intern to help with our technical documentation, specifically operations manuals and user guides for our products. Work schedule can be flexible to accommodate school schedules.

General Description:

Reporting to the Director of Engineering the Technical Writer is responsible for creating and maintaining end-user documentation for multiple military/tactical IP based network communications products and management/configuration software applications. The Technical Writer’s responsibilities may also include the creation of technical documentation such as test plans and procedures to be used internally.


Job Responsibilities
• Perform as an integral part of the Engineering team, leading the effort in analyzing and determining documentation needs and appropriate solutions.
• Interface regularly with the Engineering team to gather the necessary technical information, user perspective, and training requirements necessary for document creation.
• Develops, modifies, and publishes all DTECH product line technical and training documentation such as:
o Technical Manuals
o Operator Manuals / User Guides
o Quick Reference Guides
o Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
o Troubleshooting articles
o Tutorials
o Online help and release notes documentation
• Organizing various materials and completing documentation while maintaining the set standards in respect to order, clarity, style, and terminology.
• Gather feedback and review published materials to recommend revisions in format, content, and methods of delivery.
• Review photographs, drawings, presentations, schematics, diagrams, and charts in order to create relevant illustrations for all materials developed.
• Candidate is expected to write using established style and also to participate in the team’s editing and publishing processes.
• Perform configuration management and version tracking for all product technical documentation.
• Effectively manage and prioritize multiple technical writing projects as required.
• Convert outdated material and formats to a current standard or suggested format to enhance utilization. Secure new and sustaining technical documentation needs.


Requirements / Skills
The successful candidate must have the following:

• Solid Writing Skills including the ability to analyze information from multiple sources and create a clear, concise product for users with varying technical abilities.
• IP Networking knowledge (configurations of IP Routers, switches).
• Excellent time and task management skills.
• Must be able to manage documentation needs for multiple products and software applications while working with multiple subject matter experts and reviewers.
• Ability to prioritize and multitask in a dynamic environment and adjust workload based on changing priorities.

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