WHAT WE DO MATTERS

We have big plans for continued global growth, and we’re looking for people who are creative, flexible and dedicated to helping us build something great – something that matters.

Tenable is more than ‘just’ the creator of Nessus. Our security solutions - including our first cyber exposure platform for modern assets, Tenable.io - are transforming global vulnerability management. We’re a global team, powered by creative thinkers who are wired for action, focused on delivering results and collaborating to enable decisive actions to protect what matters most. We’re in this together - colleagues, customers and partner communities working as One Tenable.

Can you join Team Tenable? Yes you can - if you’re excited by the thought of working with over 800 colleagues, 23,000 customers and a range of revolutionary products that are shaping cybersecurity in 150 countries. Being valued for who you are as well as what you do, you can embrace the pace (we’re recognized as one of the fastest growing security product companies by SC Magazine, Red Herring, Info Securities, Deloitte and E&Y) as well as enjoy a superb rewards package (we’re seen as a Best Places to Work by Glassdoor, The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, The Baltimore Business Journal and Expert Marketplace). The key question is: Is This You?

We have big plans for continued global growth, and we’re looking for people who are creative, flexible and dedicated to helping us build something great – something that matters.

Technical Writer

Columbia | Maryland | United States

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


We’re committed to promoting Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) at Tenable - through all equal employment opportunity laws and regulations at the international, federal, state and local levels. 

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