2023-61808 - Technical Writer - XML Documentation


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General Dynamics Mission Systems
100 Plastics Avenue
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Company Description:
Platforms: Smarter. At General Dynamics Mission Systems, we solve the toughest security and technology challenges facing our nation and its allies by building smarter mission-critical products and systems.We develop mission critical C4ISR solutions across the land, sea, air, space and cyber domains. As you might imagine, we can offer career paths that fit almost any area of expertise. Almost any background or interests. And almost any short- and long-term career goals. At our location in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, we develop advanced solutions to support the U.S. Navy's latest ships and combat systems.

General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.

Learn more about the Pittsfield facility here: www.gdmissionsystems.com/PittsfieldMA.
Additional Business Name: General Dynamics Mission Systems
2023-61808 - Technical Writer - XML Documentation
To Commensurate With Experience
Full Time
Bachelor's Degree

As a Technical Writer (Sr Tech Writing Spec) at GDMS you will be working in a team environment to create and validate XML based documentation products for sailors to operate and maintain a complex submarine-based weapon system.

The ideal candidate has experience XML based authoring standards such as S1000D and familiarity with complex US Navy strategic deterrent weapon control systems, however, we are willing to train the right candidate.

What sets you apart:

  • A clear interest in and understanding of the XML documentation development lifecycle for US military applications, including DTD, style sheets, and schema.
  • A hunger to learn new information quickly and handle increasing responsibilities with growing complexity.
  • Experience interfacing with the Strategic Systems and/or Sea Systems Command government/contractor community.
  • A Team player who thrives in collaborative environments and revels in team success

Our Commitment to You:

  • An exciting career path with opportunities for continuous learning and development across this program and many others.
  • Opportunity to work alongside talented engineers developing solutions that directly contribute to our nation’s security.
  • Flexible schedules with every other Friday off work, if desired (9/80 schedule)
  • Competitive benefits, including 401k matching, flex time off, paid parental leave, healthcare benefits, health & wellness programs, employee resource and social groups, and more.
  • See more at gdmissionsystems.com/careers/why-work-for-us/benefits

Workplace Options:

This position is on-site in Pittsfield, MA...we offer flex scheduling (1-2 days per week remotely) but you will be required to report to the office multiple days per week. Relocation assistance may be available.


Bachelor’s degree in a related specialized area or field, or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree.


Department of Defense Secret security clearance is required within a reasonable period of time. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

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