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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.

We give the power to every member of the team when we invite all developers, engineers and researchers to our own internal developer off site hackathon, where they compete to create the next great thing – a functional prototype, related to our technology, that makes our operations better.

Your ideas may become a reality – and even change the future of security.

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 - API

Tysons corner | Virginia | 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 customer-facing API documentation for multiple products
  • Manage API documentation releases in accordance with the SDLC
  • Work with support teams to locate and provide information and documentation updates in a timely manner
  • Work with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) for content reviews 
  • Curate expert articles from SMEs
  • Provide feedback and general editing for other members of the team, as well as various teams throughout the organization
  • Research methods for efficient organization of all content to reduce repetition and streamline searches

What You'll Need:
  • Four-year college degree from an accredited institution, or equivalent work experience
  • Ability to work independently and in teams in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to meet deadlines for tasks and projects involving multiple resources
  • Experience following a developer style guide (e.g., Microsoft Manual of Style or Google API Style Guide)
  • 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
  • Experience writing documentation for APIs and SDKs
  • Experience working HTML, CSS and Javascript
And Ideally:
  • 4-6 years of technical writing/editing experience
  • Experience working with Swagger
  • Experience with the Atlassian ALM suite, including JIRA, Confluence, and Bitbucket
  • Knowledge of information security
  • Familiarity with containers and virtual machines
  • Experience in writing How-to-Guides or Best Practices documents
  • Experience using MadCap Software products:  Flare and Capture
  • Experience in software and writing User Guides

If you’ve reached this point in the job description and feel you’re still not sure if you should apply…Just do it! We know there are no perfect applicants. You may not have 100% of all those bullets listed above - and that’s okay. If you’re feeling like you’re not going to fit in with our teams - that’s not ok. We're One Tenable which means however you identify and whatever background you bring with you, we encourage you to submit an application if it’s a role you can be passionate about doing every day.

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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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 1200 colleagues, 27,000 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?

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