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Proposal Technical Writer, Public Sector - SLG

Proposal Technical Writer, Public Sector - SLG

Job ID 
514140
Location 
US-VA-Ballston
Posted Date 
10/2/2017
Company 
Amazon Web Services, Inc.
Position Category 
Business & Merchant Development
Recruiting Team 
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Job Description

The AWS Proposal Technical Writer is an integral part of the bid and capture team. The Proposal Technical Writer is in a key position to help grow our cloud computing business and make an impact in an exciting, growing market. The Proposal Technical Writer is responsible for researching and documenting internal AWS information and drafting clear, concise, accurate, and compliant responses to RFx, partner, and customer inquiries. In addition, this person is responsible for working with the Capture and Proposal team to maintain a library of approved content and ensure that this content is updated on a continuous basis.

The Proposal Technical Writer role requires a collaborative team member who can effectively work across all levels of AWS, gathering information and producing critical content under tight deadlines. The candidate must be able to proactively engage with key AWS stakeholders to ensure that all written content is appropriate and up to the highest quality standards, while maintaining complete fidelity to accuracy and proper handling of sensitive or classified data. The Proposal Technical Writer must be an outstanding writer with the ability to convey complex technical solution, security, and compliance information within the Enterprise IT / Cloud Computing domain space in a highly readable, customer-focused format. The Proposal Technical Writer must be able understand RFx requirements, synthesize technical discussions with AWS technical resources and leverage existing documentation to develop effective responses including both written and graphic content.

Roles and Responsibilities:
- Works directly with the Capture and Proposal Managers to identify required content for responses
- Effectively utilizes pre-approved documentation to address recurring content inquiries and develop tailored RFx responses
- Engages with Account Executives, Partner Development Managers, Solution Architects and other AWS technical resources to draft content for RFx responses and other required documentation for partners and customers
- Engages with key AWS stakeholders to conduct research, develop appropriate content, and garner approvals
- Organizes material and completes all writing assignments in a timely manner with quality and adherence to both RFx and internal AWS standards
- Documents and maintains a library of approved content, which is updated continuously
- Drives and organizes proposal content on content management system to maximize reuse effectiveness and utility
- Reviews final documents for editing and content review
- Acts in accordance with vision, mission, and established goals


Basic Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:
-Bachelor’s degree from accredited University
-3-5+ years professional experience in technical proposal writing role
- Min 3-5 yrs experience with graphics applications such as Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, MS Visio or similar graphics tools

Preferred Qualifications

-Experience with proposal content management systems
-Experience with U.S. state or local government procurement processes and developing RFx responses
-Strong organization skills for content management and collaboration
-Excellent technical writing skills and ability to create new content in response to emerging requirements while leveraging approved content and approaches
-Experience in the Enterprise IT / Cloud Computing industry
-Ability to work with company stakeholders across functional competencies and management levels
-Ability to review and correct material for content, style, and compliance with internal and external standards
-Ability to document complex technical, legal, and compliance concepts and processes in a clear and concise manner in both written and graphic formats
-Strong eye for grammatical, spelling, and other editing errors
-Proven ability to meet aggressive timelines with limited resources
-Capability to handle sensitive material in compliance with all internal and external requirements
- Experience with graphics applications such as Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, MS Visio or similar graphics tools
-Graduate degree

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.