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Technical Writer (Proposals)

Company: MetroStar Systems
Location: Reston
Posted on: July 13, 2019

Job Description:

Extraordinary outcomes require extraordinary people. MetroStar Systems is seeking a Technical Writer to join our Proposals team. This is a great opportunity for a process-oriented, grammarian to experience rapid career growth as a critical member of our growth team. MetroStar's inclusive community and unique culture have garnered us numerous awards including Inc Magazine's Best Places to Work, 2018 Washington Post's Top Workplaces 2018, and Computerworld' Best Places to Work (8x awardee).

Learn more about our award-winning culture: https://mss.fyi/2GzxRge

You're a great fit for our Technical Writer position if you are:


  • A collaborative team member, with the ability to bring together team members across all levels of the organization
  • Able to translate complex technical language into compliant and compelling messages
  • Passionate about taking information from a variety of resources and independently developing technically clear and compelling proposal content.
  • A positive, solutions-oriented individual that helps elevate proposal quality

    You'll love our Technical Writer position if you have…

    (This is the stuff you MUST have to be a fit)

    • A Bachelor's Degree in English, Technical Writing, Journalism, or another related field
    • 5-7 years' experience as a Technical Writer supporting proposals for a government contractor
    • Experience interviewing SMEs in order to document and present content that is compelling and compliant
    • Superior Microsoft Office and desktop publishing skills
    • Proven experience proofreading and editing technical documentation
    • Flexibility to work long hours, nights, and weekends (when required)

      We'll REALLY love you if you have….

      (This is the bonus stuff that makes you stand out)

      • Experience using SharePoint for proposal management
      • Experience developing content for topics like DevSecOps and Cloud Migration/Modernization
      • Experience developing content and slides for orals presentations
      • Experience developing proposal graphics in Adobe Illustrator and/or Photoshop
      • Familiarity with FedBizOps, GovWin, CRM, and other Business Development tools
      • Strong desire to tackle technical content across diverse topics and customers
      • Shipley Training or APMP Certifications

        What your day will look like:

        • Play a key, strategic role in growing business for MetroStar Systems
        • Write proposals, RFIs, white papers, and ebooks
        • Interview SMEs, consultants, capture managers, and other proposal team members to develop award-winning proposal content
        • Work with graphic designers to develop graphic depictions of technical content
        • Participate in proposal reviews and revise text according to the Proposal Manager's recovery plan

          The Admin Stuff:

          • Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for potential access to classified information. Accordingly, US Citizenship is required.

            The Legal Stuff:

            MetroStar Systems is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of MetroStar Systems.

Keywords: MetroStar Systems, Reston , Technical Writer (Proposals), Engineering , Reston, Virginia

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