Technical Writer (Security Tools)

Job Locations US-Remote / Telework | US-TX-Fort Worth | US-MO-Kansas City | US-CO-Denver | US-DC-Washington
Job ID 2021-4081
Type
Regular Full-Time

Position Description

Are you a Technical Writer who is interested in documenting some new and leading edge security control requirements for our large government client? In this role you’ll be working to document both operational reference documentation and security compliance documentation. This is an exciting opportunity with an innovative client who prioritizes high quality technical and compliance documentation.

 

Valiant Solutions is a Cybersecurity company delivering cutting-edge security solutions to our Government clients specializing in Cloud Security, Security Engineering, and Federal GRC. This is your chance to work with a wide range of Security technologies leading the architecture and engineering of a large program. You'll find Valiant to be a supportive company that will back you with training and certifications, and you'll find plenty of challenges with our forward-looking client. Valiant Solutions is a rapidly growing small business that cares about its employees- we've been named one of the Best Places to Work in the DC area SEVEN years in a row! A highlight of our benefits is included below the job description.

 

This position allows for 100% remote work.  Remote work necessitates a high-level trust in our employees. To ensure that employee performance does not suffer in a remote work environment, all employees who telecommute are expected to have a quiet and distraction-free workspace with adequate internet, dedicate their full attention to their job duties during working hours, and maintain a schedule during normal business hours that overlaps with those of their coworkers and Valiant's.

 

Requires the ability to pass a federal security background investigation to obtain a security badge.

 

Requirements 

  • 3+ years of experience writing technical documentation for IT solutions including operational guides and compliance documentation, such as the System Security Plan and the supporting appendices
  • A Bachelor’s degree and at least two (2) years of experience, or 
  • At least five (5) years of specialized technical writing experience (no degree requirement)
  • Experience using Google Workspace (Google Drive, Sheets, Docs) a plus
  • Working knowledge of IT standards and frameworks, (at a minimum NIST and ISO)
  • Prior experience supporting system Authority to Operate (ATO) processes, creating artifacts, and documenting control implementation details a plus
  • Valiant Solutions is a federal contractor and this position is subject to the COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate as a condition of employment.  All applicants must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 with a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized or FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine OR must have an approved reasonable accommodation granting an exemption from vaccine requirements. See below for more details.

 

Basic Duties:

  • Gathers and writes technical documents for the installation, operation, and maintenance of information systems in a clear and concise language 
  • Assist with facilitating and coordinating working group sessions to ensure documentation is completed on schedule
  • Serves as a liaison between technical team and management team to capture technical details
  • Writes in clear and concise language, technical documents, procedures manuals, service manuals, and related technical publications 
  • Ensures that technical documents are written in clear readable format which can be understood by technical and non-technical personnel 
  • Ensures documentation properly references organizational policies as needed 
  • Reviews, performs quality assurance, and edits applicable materials as needed 
  • Acquires and verifies knowledge by working closely with stakeholders engaged in developing new products and services as well as, making improvements to existing documentation, by observing performance of information system pilots, by examining drawings and notes, and by reviewing rewrites of articles, manuals or similar publications 
  • Ensures conformance to existing IT standards by revising text and making recommendations to changes in scope where necessary 
  • Ensures the appropriate use of technical terminology in IT related documents 
  • Works with system owners and SMEs to understand existing and planned technologies and standards 
  • Writes or edits documentation to include materials for reports, manuals, briefings, proposals, instructional materials, catalogs, and software and hardware documentation 
  • Assist in collecting and organizing information required for preparation and improvement of user's manuals, training materials, installation guides, proposals, and reports
  • Update user manuals, special reports, or any other customer deliverables and documents as requested 
  • Write, in coordination with cross-functional IT teams, the on-boarding procedures for IT application engineers and IT Program Managers to integrate or use systems and tools 
  • Utilize project management tools (such as Trello or Jira) to manage and track assigned tasks

 

About Valiant Solutions:

Valiant Solutions is a security-focused IT solutions provider with both public and private sector clients nationwide. Named one of the fastest growing privately held companies by Inc. 5000, Washington Technology’s Fast 50, and Washington Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in the D.C. area, Valiant Solutions prides itself on providing its employees with great benefits and career development opportunities. As a company, we are just as committed to growing careers as we are to building world-class IT solutions, all while enjoying an unparalleled work-life balance. We are in a phase of tremendous growth and building the team that will take us to the next level. We seek people whose talents and accomplishments will contribute to a thriving company, who have the character to support their capacity, and can make a positive impact on our culture. Alongside our talented team, you’ll learn to think quickly on your feet and expand your own personal and professional skillset. Our management team will inspire you to consider new perspectives and challenge you to become a better practitioner in the fast-paced industry of IT security. We hire people we respect – and we trust them to deliver results leveraging their expertise. If you would enjoy working in a dynamic environment as part of a stellar team of professionals, then we invite you to apply online today.

 

Benefits Snapshot (includes, but not limited to):

Valiant pays 99% of the Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage for FTE

Valiant contributes 25% towards Health Coverage for Family and Dependents

100% Paid Short Term Disability and Life Insurance Policy for FTE

100% Paid Certifications

Wellness & Fitness Program

401K Matching up to 4%

Paid Time Off

Paid Time On – 40 hours to pursue innovation

Valiant University – Online Education and Training Portal

Reimbursement for Public Transit and Parking

FSA programs for: Medical Costs, Dependent Care, Transit, and Parking

Referral Bonuses

 

Vaccination Mandate:

In accordance with Executive Order 14043, Federal employees and contractors are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to exceptions that may be required by law. If selected, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before your entrance on duty if you are selected after the compliance date. Human Resources will provide information for providing proof of vaccination and instructions for how to submit a request for a legally required exception, if needed, to comply with vaccination requirements.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Valiant Solutions is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sex stereotyping, gender identity, gender expression or transgender status), religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information/history or any other personal characteristic protected by law.

 

Physical Demands

Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time and also be able to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.

Must be able to constantly operate a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a copy machine, and computer printer.

Must be able to communicate, detect, converse with, discern, convey, express one self, and exchange information visually and verbally.

Must be able to occasionally bend and lift files and papers up to 10 pounds throughout the office space for events and meetings.

 

Work Environment:

Individual's primary workstation is located in an office area

The noise level in this environment is low to moderate

 

Authorization to Share Resume and Personal Information:

By submitting your resume for this position, you authorize Valiant Solutions to share your resume, as well as personal information included on the resume, with its subsidiaries, affiliates and teaming partners for the purpose of considering you for this position and other available positions requiring comparable skills, education and experience. Should Valiant Solutions or its affiliates and teaming partners wish to initiate pre-employment discussions, you will be asked to complete an employment application and related employment documents.

 

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