Outreach Coordinator

Next Century - Annapolis Junction, MD

Full-timeEstimated: $43,000 - $59,000 a year
Next Century invites you to join their quest to create a phenomenal outreach team that supports users, developers and government leads that develop and depend on cutting-edge, life-saving, mission-critical software. The outreach team will comprise writers, trainers and outreach coordinators who are comfortable engaging with users and troubleshooting their problems; updating API and user-facing instructional guides; creating training materials and giving presentations. If you excel in any of these areas, let’s chat. There are several positions. Not everyone will be responsible for each task. Specific roles include:

Technical Writers

Create/maintain software documentation including user guides, how-to documents, release notes and presentations
Create/maintain API documentation, data flow diagrams, SOPs and test procedures
Prepare reports, responses and briefings for various audiences
Desired skills/experience

Comfortable using Confluence, MS Word, PowerPoint, Visio, etc.
Experience maintaining a documentation library
Strong command of the English language and plain language guidelines
Ability to meet deadlines and communicate with users, developers and stakeholders
Experience in an agile work environment
Active TS/SCI with polygraph

Tier 1 Support (Outreach Coordinators)


Troubleshoot and provide initial support for a variety of software issues
Answer help questions via a ticketing queue, phone, email and instant messenger
Identify bugs and user trends, then document those issues and comfortably interact with developers to explain user issues
Maintain a knowledge base of common ticket responses
Gather requirements and share them with leadership
Active TS/SCI with polygraph
Desired skills/experience

Experience working in customer service or user support for a software product, preferably in a classified environment
Experience using JIRA and Confluence
Ability to create and maintain a knowledge base
Background as analyst/reporting/linguist



Create and maintain training courses for various software products
Teach new users and brief existing users about various software products and new features via in-person presentations and video teleconferences as well as individualized walkthroughs
Gather feedback and communicate user requests and concerns to product owners and development teams
Serve as product evangelist for a number of products-market, brand, explain the awesomeness
Active TS/SCI with polygraph
Desired skills/experience

Experience creating training materials and ease presenting
Excellent skills using MS Word, PowerPoint and screen capturing software
Ability to work as an intermediary who communicates between users, developers and product owners
About Next Century

We were founded as a direct result of the 9/11 attacks and provide solutions that integrate situational awareness, at a glance analysis, decision support, collaboration, and other core capabilities utilizing our expertise in data visualization, user interface design, GIS, image exploitation, and mobile computing.

Who We Are Seeking

At Next Century, we are committed to growing our team of high performers to accomplish our mission of saving lives and protecting our country. We are not a body shop; we avoid staff augmentation, and we are totally committed to excellence in all that we do. Joining our team is not just a position, but a journey with a team of world class software engineers who share a passion for using their skills and experience to make a difference.

We are seeking those who hold these traits and beliefs:
Are passionate about protecting our country and saving lives
Desire and commitment to continual improvement, on a journey to high performance
Ability to work closely with end users to identify the most critical information
Exhibit passion for learning and curiosity of the world

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

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