Technical Writer at Tenable
Columbia, MD, US

Your Role:

Tenable is looking for a highly motivated Technical Writer to join the Research and Development Content team.This position requires someone who is self-motivated and can work with remote teams. Excellent communication skills and initiative are essential to maintain a smooth workflow.

Your Opportunity:

  • Work closely with development engineers, support, and other key-stakeholders to create and maintain all customer-facing product documentation
  • Manage product documentation updates in accordance with the SDLC
  • Assist engineers in working with support teams to help them locate and provide information and documentation updates they require in a timely manner
  • Work with Subject Matter Experts to edit content for clarity and accuracy to ensure correct spelling, grammar, logic flow, and format
  • Provide feedback and general editing for other members of the team, as well as various teams throughout the organization
  • Maintain revision control on all product documentation and ensure that all product documentation is maintained using an appropriate change management system
  • Research methods for efficient organization of all content to reduce repetition and streamline searches

What you’ll need:

  • Experience following a style guide, esp. the Microsoft Manual of Style
  • Independent worker that has experience working with a team
  • A passion for meticulous writing, editing, spelling, grammar, and formatting
  • Experience with version control and content management systems such as Git
  • Project management, including task planning, resource allocation, and timelines
  • Ability to meet deadlines for tasks and projects involving multiple resources
  • Four-year college degree from an accredited institution, or equivalent work experience
  • Ability to work independently and in teams in a fast-paced environment

And ideally:

  • 3-5 years technical writing/editing experience
  • Experience using MadCap Software products:  Flare and Capture
  • Experience in Software and writing User Guides
  • Experience in writing How-to-Guides or Best Practices documents
  • Experience writing documentation for APIs and SDKs
  • Experience working HTML, CSS and Javascript
  • Experience with the Atlassian ALM suite, including JIRA, Confluence, and Bitbucket
  • Knowledge of information security
  • Familiarity with containers and virtual machines


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