Technical Writer/ServiceNow Analyst

Other Blacksburg, Virginia Abingdon, Virginia


Description

Job Title: Technical Writer/ServiceNow Analyst

Location: Blacksburg/Abingdon VA, remote possible

Clearance Requirement: Public Trust

Who Are We?

1901 Group prides itself on looking ahead of our competitors for the next wave of IT trends.  We provide our employees with training and development opportunities, preparing them for upcoming technical challenges.  

 

With primary office locations in Blacksburg and Reston, VA, our teams support customers from across the United States.  Our innovative IT As-A Service delivery model is supported by industry certifications that ensure quality and efficient IT solutions.

 

We are transforming the delivery of IT services through the use of enterprise managed services that leverage the cloud to securely monitor, manage, and optimize complex IT environments.

The history of automation is what inspired the name of our company. 1901 was the year that another disruptive technology changed the world: the assembly line. Leveraging skills and materials in an efficient manner within a repeatable process that quadrupled output applies to IT services today.

 

Who We Need:

A motivated technical writer to support the design and develop software tools and solutions for our ServiceNow IT services platform. You must have high-energy work ethic and be able to take documentation assignments and independently drive them to successful completion. 

 

What You’ll Spend Most of Your Time Doing

  • After your initial onboarding and acclimation to the team, you will work with a team of highly skilled software developers responsible for delivering customized solutions for federal and commercial clients.
  • You will work to develop core functionality for existing systems, create and execute tests, and assist with deployment of new software to the user community. 
  • Work prioritized tasks from implementation through test and deployment during each two-week Agile Sprint period 
  • Collaborate with other software developers, operations staff, supervisors, and clients 
  • Provide team leads with technical and schedule input to ensure development activities proceed as needed 

 

As a Technical Writer/ServiceNow Analyst you will:

  • Write and maintain requirements and project documentation using common tools such as Visio, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and others.  
  • Assist project team members in documenting requirements gathered from interviews, analysis, automated tools output, requirements workshops, storyboards, use cases, and task/workflow analysis. 
  • Under guidance of systems engineers, document technical specifications, workflows, and utilization, capacity, and sizing models for on premise and cloud services. 
  • Communicate with vendors and industry partners to document product specifications, capabilities, security requirements, and other information needed to support projects.    
  • Support project managers with project control activities such as status reports and meeting minutes. 

 

Are You:

  • Someone a Bachelor’s degree and 2+ year’s professional experience
  • Possessed of excellent writing and communication skills in business and technical areas, with the ability to develop working partnerships with business customers and technical teams? 
  • Experienced writing system requirements documentation, Visio process diagrams, and general technical writing?
  • Experienced documenting customer business needs and gathering and prioritizing business requirements for IT projects? 
  • Knowledgeable of the fundamentals of iterative development, Agile/Scrum Processes and methodologies, and software development processes and procedures? 
  • Experienced working with integrated development teams?
  • Experience with writing test plans, user manuals, and other customer support technical documents. 
  • Someone with excellent oral and written communication skills?
  • A US Citizen who can obtain and maintain a public trust clearance?
  • It would be also be great if you:
    • Are familiar with the ServiceNow platform
    • Have Knowledge of Agile Scrum development methodologies and processes 
    • Are familiar with design and development of web services 
    • Are familiar with relational databases, database design, and data modeling 

 

Successful Traits in this Role include:

Detailed oriented

Team player

Collaborator

Problem solver

Analytical

 

Minimum Essential Functions:

  • Travel to customer sites, including overnight travel
  • Working overtime as assigned [non-exempt employees only]
  • Assessing risk of technical solution paths
  • Reporting to a senior program owner

 

 

Why 1901 Group is a Great Place to Work

 

Benefits:

The health and happiness of our employees and their families is our top priority. That’s why we offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package to help you and your loved ones feel secure. We strive to create the best experience for you, so you can continue doing the things you love. The following represents an overview of our offerings:

Health & Wellness

  • 1901 Group offers above-industry standard, high-quality medical, pharmacy, dental and vision plans. A single carrier supports our offerings of two medical, two dental and a single, comprehensive vision plan.
  • Two Telehealth/Telemedicine services as part of the medical plan, allowing you to get the care you need – including most prescriptions – for a wide range of minor conditions.

 

Flexible Payment Options via Pretax Deductions

  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Limited Purpose Flexible Spending Account

 

Paid Time Off

  • Generous leave options to include: vacation, sick leave, all major and federal holidays, jury duty, bereavement, military leave, maternity, and paternity leave.

 

Retirement Savings

  • Pre-tax and Roth 401(k) Savings Programs with company match

 

Coverage for the Unexpected or “Just in Case” Moments

  • Two Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs)
  • Company-paid Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
  • Company-paid Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance Supplemental Life and AD&D Insurance for Employees, Spouses, and Children

 

Our Focus on Professional & Team Growth:

At 1901 Group we empower our employees with exponential career development and growth opportunities by utilizing a more modern form of employee assessment – quarterly reviews. We put our employees in the driver’s seat of their evaluation process – and their development.  Learning and development is offered through a variety of platforms, designed to satisfy different learners at different stages within their careers. 

 

Employee-Driven Performance Management & Learning

We support a philosophy and approach where “Everyone Learns”.  Whether it be via online training or domain specific classroom & instructor lead training – we anticipate our employees will constantly seek out new ways to improve themselves – personally and professionally.

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS:

Selected applicants will be subject to a background investigation. Individual’s primary workstation is located in an office area with overhead lighting. The noise level in this environment is low to moderate. Regularly required to sit for extended periods up to 80% of time; frequently required to move about to access file cabinets and use office equipment such as PC, copier, fax, telephone, cell phone, etc. Occasionally required to reach overhead, bend, and lift objects of up to 10 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include use of computer monitor screens up to 80% of time.

This position profile incorporates the core responsibilities of the job.  It is recognized that other related duties not specifically mentioned may also be performed, and that not all responsibilities may be carried out depending on operational needs.  Nothing in this profile restricts management’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

1901 Group is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer

1901 Group is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

1901 Group “Contingent” offers for employment may stipulate that one or more requirements be satisfied before final commitment between candidate and 1901 Group is established; namely, award of contract to the 1901 Group.  Contingent requirements vary and may also include, but not be limited to additional factors (i.e., the position still being available after negotiations with the Government; final approval of your qualifications by the Government; or ability to successfully acquire and/or transfer a DoD security clearance)

U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

1901 Group is a drug free workplace.