Sr. Proposal Technical Writer - National Security

3+ months agoArlington, VA


National security agencies face unique challenges on their complex missions, and the AWS Proposal Technical Writer is a key part of helping them on their cloud journey. As a member of the Capture, Proposal, and Technical Writing (CPT) team, the Proposal Technical Writer is challenged to be creative, think big, and educate our customers on how they can use the AWS Cloud to address their needs. You will work with the CPT team to curate, grow, and update a library of approved content; research and document the ever-evolving internal AWS information; and coordinate with technical subject matter experts on solutions. Ultimately, you will draft clear, concise, accurate, innovative, and compliant responses to RFxs (e.g., requests for proposals, information, quotes) and customer inquiries, as well as research and synthesize relevant information to assist our APN Partners with their responses. You will also have the opportunity to work on papers, projects, and initiatives beyond the CPT team.

As a collaborative team member, you will work effectively across all levels of AWS as you research and write critical content under tight deadlines. You will proactively engage with key AWS stakeholders to ensure our responses are of the highest quality and that sensitive data is properly handled. You should be an excellent writer with the ability to convey complex technical cloud solution, security, and compliance information in an easy-to-read, easy-to-follow, customer-focused format. You must be able understand RFx requirements, synthesize technical discussions, leverage existing content, and create new content.

Roles and Responsibilities:
- Work directly with the CPT team to identify required content for responses
- Synthesize your research of pre-approved content and your newly developed, tailored content into compelling responses
- Collaborate 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
- Work under pressure to meet tight deadlines with compelling responses
- Innovate to constantly improve our approach to responses
- Continuously curate, grow, and update our team library of approved content, driving and organizing proposal content to maximize reuse effectiveness and utility
- Review final documents for editing and content completeness
- Act in accordance with vision, mission, and established goals
-This position requires that the candidate selected be a US citizen. They need to obtain and maintain an active TS or SCI security clearance.

Our team is dedicated to supporting new members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and we're building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. Our senior members enjoy one-on-one mentoring and thorough, but kind, code reviews. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded engineer and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.

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Our team also puts a high value on work-life balance. Striking a healthy balance between your personal and professional life is crucial to your happiness and success here, which is why we aren't focused on how many hours you spend at work or online. Instead, we're happy to offer a flexible schedule so you can have a more productive and well-balanced lifeboth in and outside of work.


• 5+ years professional experience in a writing role
• 5+ years creating new content in response to emerging requirements while leveraging approved content and approaches
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
• Current, active US Government Security Clearance of Top Secret or above


• Experience with proposal content management systems
• Experience with U.S. Federal and/or non-profit procurement processes and developing RFx responses
• 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
• Experience with graphics applications such as Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, MS Visio, or similar graphics tools
• Ability to convey concepts and processes in a clear and concise manner in graphic formats
• Strong eye for grammatical, spelling, and other editing errors
• Capability to handle sensitive material in compliance with all internal and external requirements
• Current TS/SCI clearance that is eligible for crossover/transfer
• Meets/exceeds Amazon's leadership principles requirements for this role
• Meets/exceeds Amazon's functional/technical depth and complexity

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