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Sandia National Laboratories Technical Writer & Editor (Experienced) in Livermore, California


We are seeking a Technical Writer and Editor to join our fast-paced team.

Do you enjoy translating technical information into concise, understandable language? If so, and if you are excited about a career dedicated to the mission of national security, this could be the role for you!

We partner with technical staff and management to plan, develop, create, write, and/or edit a variety of technical communication for our external and internal customers. This role requires versatility, strong verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to work concurrently on multiple projects in various stages of development. The successful candidate is flexible, capable of independent thought and action, and comfortable working within the constraints of tight deadlines and minimal supervision.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

  • Perform extensive editing. Review products for clarity, logic, structure, flow, grammar, consistency, format, proper classification, and classification markings. Communicate clearly and confidently with authors at all levels.
  • Acquire subject knowledge by interviewing subjects, through training and observation, and by referring to diagrams, sketches, engineering drawings, guidance documents and manuals, archival materials, and similar documents.
  • Assist with developing charts, graphs, and figures for presentations and other documents.
  • Exercise quality control and manage documents throughout their lifecycle, including information capture and action item tracking, writing and refining content, review and approval, storage, retrieval, and archive.
  • Support critical communication projects as time permits outside the scope of technical writing and editing.


  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, English, social science, or other relevant discipline plus five or more years of experience; or master’s degree plus one or more years of experience.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q security clearance


  • Active US DOE Q security clearance or active clearance with another US government agency.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize, and follow through to completion.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Proven teaming skills and experience working cross-functionally.

Department Description:

The ND Communications and Information Management department is a dynamic team that provides communications, technical writing and information management expertise for the W80-4 and W87-1 programs.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

  • Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
  • Extraordinary co-workers
  • Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
  • Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
  • Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at:

*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.

EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.