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SAP NS2 IT Technical Writer - Herndon-20171 (Full Time)

Location: Herndon VA Country: United States of America

Requisition ID: 154964
Work Area: Customer Service and Support
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time


As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries innovate through simplification. From the Back Office to the boardroom, warehouse to storefront, on premise to cloud, desktop to mobile device - SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably.

SAP NS2 IT Technical Writer - Herndon-20171


SAP is the global market leader for business software and related services, and SAP National Security Services Inc.® (SAP NS2®) is an independent U.S. subsidiary, offering SAP solutions with specialized levels of security and support to meet the requirements of U.S. national security and critical infrastructure customers.

All internals must have manager's approval to transfer.

Must be a U.S. Citizen

The Technical Writer will support the Cloud Operations team at our Herndon, VA location and will report to the Cloud PMO Manager. The Technical Writer will work with technical and other staff to gain understanding necessary to document and maintain processes, plans, policies, standard operating procedures, work instructions and other documents.

General Responsibilities

  • Write, edit, and publish technical documents and process documents as required
  • Research and document supporting technical information for cloud and infrastructure environments
  • Documenting and maintaining technical and user reference guides and operating procedures.
  • Create external documentation to satisfy Federal Regulatory requirements around various product lines
  • Explain technical ideas in simple language; ensure technical verbiage is easy to understand by the layperson without loss of detailed meaning.
  • Conduct peer edits for grammar, content, style, and form
  • Help define writing projects
  • Collaborate with Architecture and Engineering teams on extremely complex high visibility projects; producing functional and logical diagrams, standard operating procedures, and other documents for consumption by multiple teams
  • Collaborate with management to document processes, workflows, and runbooks within the ITIL framework

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Must be able to work within an established timeframe to complete a task
  • Must be able to work as part of a team with other Technical Writers, Managers, and subject matter experts
  • Must be able to communicate with Managers and peers regarding the status of assigned projects
  • Must be able to employ critical thinking skills to ask critical questions required to fill gaps in information.
  • Must have impeccable writing, editing, proofreading, and grammar skills as well as an adept command of the English Language
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • A proactive and open-minded attitude to resolving problems and delivering results
  • Demonstrated experience supporting more than one project at the same time (time management skills)

Required Knowledge and Experience

  • Experience writing Enterprise, System-level (not just front end), Functional and Non-Functional Requirements, a plus
  • Experience in creating technical documents and technical drawings specific to highly technical subject matter
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Products with advanced proficiency in MS Word, MS PowerPoint and MS Visio
  • Experience working with SAP applications such as LMS, WFA, and Onboarding, a plus
  • Experience with Confluence, a plus

Preferred Knowledge and Experience

  • ITIL Certified
  • A Bachelor's degree (preferred degree areas include Information systems, computer science, or other related discipline) or equivalent work experience
  • Approximately 5+ years of experience in a technical writing or lead writing role.
  • Approximately 3-5 years of experience with Federal Regulatory documentation, such as FISMA, FEDRAMP and NIST


To harness the power of innovation, SAP invests in the development of its diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to the company.

SAP is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with SAP and are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please send an e-mail with your request to Recruiting Operations Team (Americas: (see below) or (see below), APJ: (see below), EMEA: C (see below) ). Requests for reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability:

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

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Posted Date: 12 Aug 2017 Reference: JS154964-EN_US Company: SAP Contact: SAP